Archive for December, 2006
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.
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]