Posts by: Karen Duffin

Good News for Publishing (and Maybe You): Bigger Isn’t Better

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Ryerson Review of Journalism brings hope to small publications by giving three good reasons that bigger may not be better – Geez, Spacing, and Broken Pencil; and why they’re tiny but thriving.

Good news for writers aspiring to start something small and readers who prefer petite – it turns out the bad economy may be on the side of small: “People are much less likely to give up their fascinations or their passions in bad times.

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Every Book Asks for Something Different

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Tracy Kidder talks to the Bygone Bureau about the danger of rereading your work: “Only two things can happen, and neither one is good. Either I’m reading and think how can I possibly have allowed that sentence to go to print, or I think, ‘Did I used to write that well?’”  The quality of free writing: “Dreck.”  Writing talent: “Anyways, talent… I’ve never understood what that really is.”  Why he bought back the rights to one of his books so he would be the last person to ever read it: “I wrote it in a kind of swashbuckling first person, which I dislike.”  And, the intelligence of writers: “Yeah.

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