Archive for December, 2006

Cloud Atlas

Thursday December 21st 2006, 9:05 pm

The best book I’ve read in quite some time is Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. It’s also the first book I’ve read in a VERY long time that I knew I was going to have to reread to get the most out of.

Subjects: books

Mr. Smith

Thursday December 14th 2006, 5:53 pm

A short-short of mine called “Mr. Smith” was just published on the web site Flashing in the Gutters. It contains sex and violence, and is therefore good. Here’s the link:
“Mr. Smith” by Eric Rosenfield
Update: Flashing in the Gutters has recently closed its doors.

Subjects: fiction, me, publication, original fiction

More on publishing Jin Yong

Friday December 08th 2006, 3:06 pm

Let me make it clear what Oxford University Press did wrong in terms of marketing. Here is how you sell Jin Yong: You come out with cheap paperbacks, and you advertise them in martial arts magazines, you go to martial arts tournaments and exhibitions and sell them at tables there, you sell them to the […]

If I Had Lots and Lots of Money

Friday December 08th 2006, 2:43 pm

On Wet Asphalt, I wrote about the novels of Jin Yong and how most of them have never been translated in English. I’ve come to discover that Jin Yong, now in his retirement, received an honorary doctorate from Oxford University, and then was so moved that he decided to get a unhonorary doctorate from Oxford […]


Saturday December 02nd 2006, 4:47 pm

Sometimes I get really depressed about the novel industry, in inability to make a living, the lack of promotion by publishers, the way the whole system seems rigged against the writers. Sometimes I think, you know what? I should just be a screenwriter. They have to go through all the same kind of bullshit as […]

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