Tag Archives: Stephen King

The new story progresses

I’ve been making steady progress on the second book in the Swan Harp trilogy. It’s going much more slowly than the first one, in large part because I thought about the first story, in various forms, for nearly twenty years … Continue reading

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Pitcher up

In his book On Writing Stephen King talks about mailing the manuscript of Carrie to Doubleday. He didn’t send a query. He did happen to have a friend at Doubleday, which is probably why he mailed it there instead of … Continue reading

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Why you aren’t getting published – part one

Every now and again I hear as-yet-unpublished writers wondering why their work isn’t making it onto the spring list at Harper Collins or Daw Books. One of the speculations is that famous writers are taking up the spots, and that … Continue reading

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I thought I’d never…

We all have some things we thought we’d never do, and this week I’m doing two of them. They’re hardly earth-shattering. The first one is that I thought I’d never get enough pesto in a summer. I’m giving my basil … Continue reading

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