Thursday, March 19, 2009

And Now You Know

50 Reasons No One Wants to Publish Your First Book

Some highlights:

2. There’s this thing called punctuation. You might want to look into it.

7. It probably wasn’t a good idea to base the main character on yourself, considering how much most people seem to hate you.

28. Because they threw away their annual budget on the new Lindsay Lohan autobiography, BOOKS ARE RETARDED.

My personal favorite:

31. There’s a fine line between writing authentic regional dialogue and making all of your characters sound like stroke victims.

Check out the whole thing, though. It's priceless.

via Bookgasm.


Dana King said...

I was on a conference call when I read this and almost ruptured a kidney suppressing the laughs.

Fran said...

What a hoot!

But hey, couldn't some gifted author turn #29 into a murder mystery somehow? Perhaps with a dying-email-barrage included?