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25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing

I caught wind of this blog posting from the ineffable Dean Wesley Smith, and I found it to be howlingly funny…as well as spot-on in its overall analysis. I quote this one fiery bon mot and leave you to follow the link to discover the rest:

20. Stop Caring So Much About The Publishing Industry

Know the industry, but don’t be overwhelmed by it. The mortal man cannot change the weave and weft of cosmic forces; they are outside you. Examine the publishing industry too closely and it will ejaculate its demon ichor in your eye. And then you’ll have to go to the eye doctor and he’ll be all like, “You were staring too long at the publishing industry again, weren’t you?” And you’re like, “YES, fine,” and he’s like, “Well, I have drops for that, but they’ll cost you,” and you get out your checkbook and ask him how many zeroes you should fill in because you’re a writer and don’t have health care. *sob*

Read all about it over at terribleminds. And chuckle a bit here and there while doing so. Otherwise, you’re nothing more than a mirthless bastard, and little kids hate you.

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  1. January 7, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Great post. I enjoyed reading your blog today.

    If you love to write we would love for you to join us!

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  2. January 7, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I just read this and it’s hiliarious! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • January 7, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      But of course. Kudos to Dean for finding it in the first place. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to wipe some demon ichor out of my eye.

  3. January 7, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Yeah that was a classic post, good stuff for newbs. Happy New year back at ya.


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  4. January 8, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Ooh, thanks for the info..

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