February 7, 2010
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Advice to Writers

Diane Greco sends some wonderful advice to a writer.

Much moved today by the writer and scientist Eliza Blair's birthday post. At 25, Blair has already published award-winning science fiction while pursuing a dream to go to the moon.

Terrific and true and prettyful.

Amazon and Macmillan are a sideshow. If you miss it, don't worry: there will be another one just like it next month, or next week, or next year. I'm pretty sure it's safe to ignore, in favor of the other mysteries that are clamoring for your attention. Only you know what they are – and people like me are out here, enthusiastically anticipating your new work.

I’m sparked.