January 1st, 2013

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Writing Excuses 7.54: Four Ways the Industry Is Changing

Writing Excuses 7.54: Four Ways the Industry Is Changing

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2012/12/30/writing-excuses-7-54-four-ways-the-industry-is-changing/

Key Points: We seem to be swinging out of fantasy back to science fiction, by way of steam punk. Supplementary materials are big, and growing to be expected. Watch for shortening of the value chain, and new ways to link it up. Fulfilling a need is always good. Balance self-promotion and marketing against just writing. Think about where you want ot go, and how to get there. Then write.
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[Brandon] All right. Well, let's go ahead with a writing prompt.
[Mary] So, one of the things that I keep saying is that I think that the people who are looking at the way the writing... That the future of writing is going, is that people tend to go, "We're in a car. Where does it go?" That instead, you should be going, "We want to get to Rome. How do we get there?" So what I want you to do is figure out the way you would like the future of writing to be, and then write a story in which we get there.
[Brandon] Oh, awesome. All right. This has been Writing Excuses. You're out of excuses, now go write.
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