Friday, September 18, 2009

Novel Spaces: Gems

Just a note that I'm guest blogging over at Novel Spaces today. I'm talking about GEMS, and it has something to do with writing.

Like you couldn't guess that!

15 comments:

Paul R. McNamee said...

Good advice!

benjibopper said...

good advice indeed. Charles, if you find a good book on selling please let me know what it's called; selling's also one of my greatest weaknesses.

laughingwolf said...

checking it out asap...

Lana Gramlich said...

Great bit, baby. :)

Steve Malley said...

That was a... GEM of an article.

Yes, I *do* in face need more coffee... My apologies.

X. Dell said...

Interesting. I'm not good at selling anything. Never was. But in literature and art, it becomes a necessity. Of course, the down side of this is that those who are read, or listened to, or watched are most likely those who have an ear tuned to business--not just an audience, but a preaudience: gatekeepers who are far more capricious and narrow than an actual audience.

sage said...

You had some good advice as a "guest editor"

Charles Gramlich said...

Paul, thanks.

Benjibopper, I'm amazed at people who can sell anything.

Laughingwolf, thanks.

Lana, you sweet.

Steve Malley, I might need a cup myself.

X-Dell, I see that all the time. I think that's kind of the way James Patterson has made himself such an institution.

Sage, thanks, I appreciate that.

ivan said...

Most cool on Novel Spaces today, Charles. It is a GEM.

jodi said...

Cool jewel, Charles. My girlfriend wrote a child's book and was unable to sell it well herself. I stepped in and helped her pimp it. I could sell an eskimo a popsickle on a cold day, if it's a product I believe in!

Miladysa said...

Great article - well done!

Charles Gramlich said...

ivan, thanks. I appreciate you checking it out.

jodi, I couldn't sell an Eskimo a heater myself.

Miladysa, thanks, and thanks for commenting. I appreciate that.

L.A. Mitchell said...

I've been thinking a lot about my own shifting goals lately. Your post helped me wrap my brain around it. Thank you :)

Vesper said...

Great advice, Charles - gems indeed. Something one should reread often enough...

Charles Gramlich said...

L. A., glad you got something out of it.

Vesper, thanks. Glad you enjoyed.