[nycbug-talk] getting published (fwd)

Tillman Hodgson tillman
Mon Sep 27 12:24:18 EDT 2004

On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 11:48:20AM -0400, Brown, James (Jim) wrote:
> Dru-
> Let me add another thanks for giving some pointers into the 
> mystical world of 'getting published'!


> There are probably a lot of folks (like me) who would like to
> write more and publish a few things but don't have the answer
> to that first question-  "How do I get started?".

I've been published, though not "successfully" (so to speak). I've
always liked Heinlein's rules for writers:

1 You must write.
2 You must finish what you write.
3 You must refrain from rewriting, except to editorial order.
4 You must put the work on the market.
5 You must keep the work on the market until it is sold.

I'll definitely defer to any advice Dru gives -- success is worth
emulating, after all ;-)


"So if you are wondering if you can just throw the tapes in the garbage,
the answer is no, they have data on them.  But if you're wondering if you
can restore your crashed disk contents from a tape, the answer is no, they
have no data on them."  -- Alan J. Rosenthal, on the zen nature of backups

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