Exploding Myths & Destroying Minds

Dean Wesley Smith is updating his infamous blog series Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing. I remember my first reaction when I stumbled across his blog: this guy is going to make enemies! He takes on every myth in the business from “you must rewrite something to make it good” to “an agent always acts in a writer’s best interests”. When I discovered his blog around Christmas 2009, I thought it was explosive stuff. I agreed with a lot of what he was saying, but I was completely invested in the agent myths and dismissed those sections. Needless to say, I’ve snapped out of that now. Some of the information is out of date (a lot has happened in the Read More…

Exploding Myths & Destroying Minds

Dean Wesley Smith is updating his infamous blog series Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing. I remember my first reaction when I stumbled across his blog: this guy is going to make enemies! He takes on every myth in the business from “you must rewrite something to make it good” to “an agent always acts in a writer’s best interests”. When I discovered his blog around Christmas 2009, I thought it was explosive stuff. I agreed with a lot of what he was saying, but I was completely invested in the agent myths and dismissed those sections. Needless to say, I’ve snapped out of that now. Some of the information is out of date (a lot has happened in the Read More…