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September 28, 2005

A.C. Crispin

This is an experiment to see if anyone out there would have any interest in a blog from me. If I can ever figure out how to get back here, I'll check back at some point to see if there's any interest, and if there is, then I'll move this thing to my actual website,

I'm a writer, and one of the co-founders of Writer Beware. I have no idea whether the public would have any interest in either of those facets of my life. Other than occasionally helping the authorities to hunt down scam agents and publishers, there's nothing much interesting about my life -- which is the way I like it. "May you live in interesting times" is a SERIOUS curse, really. For myself, I embrace boredom! Boredom means you can write your books in peace, and look forward to watching LOST on Wednesday nights.

I gather I'm supposed to write about politics in one of these things. Thanks, but I'll pass. The whole subject is just too darned depressing these days.

One thing I guess I could do is to write a "fiction writing tip" for each entry. Here's the tip for today: UNLESS YOU ARE AN EXPERIENCED WRITER WHO CAN EXPERTLY HANDLE POINT OF VIEW, YOU SHOULD STICK TO ONE POINT OF VIEW FOR A SCENE.

Have a great day!

-Ann C. Crispin


Erin M. Hartshorn said...

Total fannish response, I know, but Yesterday's Son and Time for Yesterday are my favorite Star Trek novels. I also loved the Starbridge series.

I'm interested in what you have to say, and I hope you keep posting writing tips.

And there's no rule that says you have to talk about politics, thankfully.

James Goodman said...

I too, am interested in what you have to say, both in the writing world and in the hunting of scam agents. Let me know if (when you decide to make this permanent and I will add you to my blog roll and give you a proper welcome.

Oh, and I ran across your blog from the post you did over at Miss Snark's in case you are wondering.

Small world and all that.

James Goodman

Bernita said...

Please blog.

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

Blog on, I'll come and listen....or read as the case may be....I also picked you up from Miss Snark's. I'll visit your other sites also.

Mad Scientist Matt said...

Found this blog from a post you made on Miss Snark's. I would definitely be interested in seeing a blog on the parallel universes of real publishing and scam publishing.

A. C. Crispin said...

Well, I made a next post, but darned if I can figure out how to make it show up here! There's no "next" post to click. Anyhow, you can find it under today's date, Thursday September 29th.

Am I doing this right? Can ya'll find my second post?


Bernita said...

At last.
Someone as barely post-Luddite as I am.

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