Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry


Emily Blake, who teaches high school in South Central L.A. and will soon be breaking into the screenwriting world (she found representation recently and has just begun showing her work to buyers) did an interview with me earlier this week, and it’s just gone live on her site:

If you’re curious about my working relationship with my agent, whether I planned the Twenty Palaces books as a series from the start, how my writing methods have changed since I became published, (and more), check it out. She’ll be doing more interviews in the future with writers in different fields.

Mirrored from Twenty Palaces. You can comment here or there.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 13th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
May. 13th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
Nice interview, Mr. Connolly. Taking the long view of the process to publication, a topic on which you invited questioning, what are your thoughts on the use of beta readers? I keep reading about the importance of them, but I'm a bit of a social shut-in and finding a group of people who want to slog through my novel isn't on my top ten list of things to do. I'd rather plug away and polish on my own, then submit. But, although it would be difficult for me, I will if I have to.
May. 13th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
Please feel free to call me Harry.

Here's my take on beta-readers: I wish I could have some.

It's not because I don't know anyone who would be a great beta-reader. I do. Many people.

The real problem is that I can't return the favor. I'm a painfully slow reader, and if I asked others to crit my work, I'd have to crit theirs in return. I can't do it, not only because I'd never have time for other reading (including research) but because they'd have to wait weeks for me to get back to them.

My agent is my beta-reader (oh how she suffers!). If I could do it, I'd have other betas, too. I recommend it.
May. 13th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
You're famous!
May. 13th, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
Does this mean I get to sign women's breasts? I better buy a pack of felt-tip pens.
May. 13th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
Permanent markers. That way they'll remember your name longer.
May. 13th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
And I just got paid, too!

(Hot stock tip: Sharpies! They're going to see a sudden boost in profits!)
( 7 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

May 2020


  • 14 Jan 2019, 21:47
    Oh, yeah, excellent point.
  • 14 Jan 2019, 21:46
    Oh yeah. Like the lawyers who get obvious really venal criminals off because it makes their success rate look good. But those are not the ones I am referring to in meaning well. These guys are mixed…
  • 14 Jan 2019, 20:37
    This reminds me of the time my wife was injured and the insurance guy handling her case did everything possible to deny and stall the payment. We had to put her surgery on a credit card because this…
  • 14 Jan 2019, 19:24
    The creepiest part is that some of them are actually well meaning.
  • 14 Jan 2019, 19:08
    Yeah. It's godawful what people will do when they have authority and no fear about using it.
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner