Thursday, 2 October 2008

In all it's Grizzly Detail

At the beginning of September A.C. Hall, a writer for a small Texas newspaper, The Grizzly Detail, asked if I would write a short article on getting published.

So I did, and you can find it here on page 5.

See what happens when you procrastinate and trawl the internet looking for interesting blogs to read. I don't know why, but I think it's quite funny (not the article itself, because it is very, very serious as all articles should be, but the fact that it's an article and it has my name as the byline - I mean, ha!) - I think I've got rejection fever.

21 comments:

Jeremy Kelly said...

Very good advice and very well written, Cate.

Carrie Harris said...

If an editor asks for Windings, go elsewhere, they're insane.

Snarf!!!

Erik Smetana said...

Sage advice. Great stuff.

Catherine J Gardner said...

I just think it's hilarious that I'm giving advice.

Barry Napier said...

Very well written. And not too formal...having read your blog for a while now, your voice was actually very much present in the article. Great job!

katey said...

/agree Carrie. Hee!

An excellent primer-- I'll be linking that to anyone I know who asks, for sure!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Cheers, Barry & Katey.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Great article! : )

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Natalie.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I needed that 15 years ago when I sent out my first stories. Nicely done. I have it printed off and filed away with other articles on the industry.

Catherine J Gardner said...

That's so cool, Jamie. :)

Aaron Polson said...

Excellent advice, and kudos for you! How you have to love the internet--a fantasy writer from Liverpool writing a column for a Texas paper.

Catherine J Gardner said...

It's all too surreal... But then that's how I like life.

justin-pilon said...

Heh. That's cool! Great advice for a writer starting out. I agree, any writer who isn't using duotrope or Ralans is missing out.

Michael Stone said...

Excellent article, Cate. The only thing missing was a b&w pic of you looking all serious and writerly.

K.C. Shaw said...

Oh, cool! Nice article! I especially like how you explained about rights. Good job!

Brenda said...

First, Congrats on being asked to write for them and second, great article!

Kim Kasch said...

Love the tips.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks everyone. :)

And Michael, no such photograph exists. I don't think it's even possible to take a serious photograph of me - I always look odd.

Mary said...

Friendly and informative; a great article, Cate!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Mary.