This Is Hysterical

If you have no idea how the publishing industry works – or how it gets screwed up by hopeful writers and sharks, take the time to watch this:

“So You Want to Be A Writer

You might just save yourself from making a horrible faux pas with an agent, editor, or publisher.

On a separate note, if you want to suggest a great Christmas present for yourself, send folks to Irene Goodman’s site. She’s a literary agent who routinely (once a month) auctions her time away for a good cause. She’s raising money to combat her son’s illness by offering writers critiques. This month, there are fifteen critique auctions! Many thanks to Cat Woods for the info.

Addendum: Many thanks to those who let me know the link wasn’t working!

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8 Responses to โ€œThis Is Hystericalโ€

  1. Rachna Chhabria says:

    Thanks for the links, Victoria. Will check them out.

  2. Emy Shin says:

    Thank you so much to the link for Irene Goodman's auctions!

  3. Lynda Young says:

    The "So You Want to Be A Writer" link doesn't work.
    Thanks though for the other links ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Victoria Dixon says:

    ARGH!!! Thanks, Lynda! I've fixed the link. *Shakes her fist at the offending html code.*

    You're very welcome, Rachna and Emy. ๐Ÿ™‚ I forwarded it to my hubby who asked me last night what I wanted for Christmas…. LOL

  5. Lynda Young says:

    Oh that link is so worth it. Had me giggling the whole way. Thanks so much!!!

  6. Victoria Dixon says:

    You're welcome, Lynda. Now I've seen it on agent websites/blogs. LOL

  7. Danyelle says:

    I loved the video! My husband was laughing so hard I thought he was in some serious pain. :p

    And thanks for the info on Irene Goodman's auctions. ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Victoria Dixon says:

    Oh, dear. I hope he's recovered now. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah, my hubby did check out the auctions. Apparently the minimum price was $450 and had already been surpassed on one slot. Since that's about $350 more than we can afford right now, I'll have to continue to slog along in the old fashioned way. ๐Ÿ™‚

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