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Originally posted on Life Accordinglee:
“One thing that I did start to do at this time was writing stories and sending them off to the magazines I so adored. This was the one thing in my life that I did without considering payment; all I wanted was the thrill of seeing my name in print. I ransacked my imagination for romantic tales of good-looking heroes and beautiful women and frequently stayed up writing late into the night, eating Cadbury’s chocolate sandwich biscuits (which, like all biscuits, tasted especially good after midnight) with Marina the guinea pig snuggled into the crook of my arm. I had some letters back from friendly enough editors, all saying that they liked my style, but that I was not quite right for their magazine, and perhaps I could send them something when my writing had matured? At the time, I felt rather stung by this, but a few months later…
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Originally posted on Matthew Garcia:
A few weeks ago, Ron Charles, the Washington Post book critic and totally hip book reviewer, announced on his Twitter feed that Thomas Pynchon would be releasing a new book toward the end of the year, titled The Bleeding Edge. Immediately there was a flurry of excitement, speculation, and talk about the prospect of a new Pynchon novel, at least within the book blogs and news outlets I follow, even though precious little details were being released, namely if the book was finished, when it was actually coming out, or what it was even about. Pynchon, as we know, is notorious for his secrecy and poltergeist-like presence throughout the literary world, popping up every half-decade or so, unleashing his wild imagination. (Though he’s said, in one of the few times he’s actually spoken, that people mistake hermeticism for “not wanting to talk to journalists.”
His last novel…
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Originally posted on David Gaughran:
Fantasy author David Dalglish is a big name in the self-publishing world, but he’s on the cusp of something even bigger.
His path wasn’t easy. When David uploaded his first book, way back in February 2010, he was working in Pizza Hut.
The popularity of his books, and the speed with which he was able to publish them, meant that it didn’t take long before he was able to quit that job and write full-time.
David’s stellar sales (over 350,000 books to date) led to big offers from major publishers. But he wasn’t able to accept any of them – until recently.
David is here today to tell us more. Trust me when I say this is quite the story:
Hi David, thanks for agreeing to come along and speak with us today. I’ve been hoping to chat since you signed that big deal with Orbit a couple of weeks ago
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