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I’m an Amateur (and always will be) — 2 Comments

  1. Locke’s approach is so…practical. I like your particular brand of passion, Ted. It wouldn’t have brought us new Coke. Then again, who drinks new Coke? You know how the geeks have inherited the earth? Maybe the cross-genre, the new, the surprising are about to inherit, well, the bestseller lists.

    BTW, mystery author Jean Henry Mead interviews Locke today if you want to check it out (or don’t) http://theviewfrommymountaintop.blogspot.com/

  2. By the way, Locke says plenty of inside-baseball things about marketing and social media that are very useful and that I probably will try to incorporate. Though they will surely be less effective once EVERY writer in the world simultaneously tries them. I just object to the idea that the story should come out of what people want to hear.
    I remember that wonderful quote of Lillian Hellman’s: I will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashion.

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