Liz Needs Arse Kick - Too Many Blips - Freaks of Nature Who Can't Spell? - The YADS Parade - Back to Carla and Wendy - Six Pinots of Author Salon
What the heck, I've already spent at least three thousand or more on various writer conferences over the years (yes, yes, I know, but it was worth it), including travel, etc., etc., so what is the big deal? AAS is what? $89 for a whole year. As a contributing editor at AAS, Michael Neff, points out to me: would you rather spend nearly ten thousand on the Stanford program and come away with a useless pile of amateur opinions led by a teaching instructor who has zero familiarity with genre fiction?
Well, for ten thousand I get the Stanford Novel Writing Certificate, or whatever. Cool. It gives me some form of CV legitimacy, right? Right? Regardless, I don't have to rush on and spill my literary guts too quickly. I'm tempted though by their agent news blips, lots and lots of request-for-ms blips, publisher and agent yummy blips. Is it too good to be true? The ya-yas clamor for "No, Liz, it's not too good, it's sensible because it really works. Look at Carla and Wendy!"
Someone online at a writer homeless shelter referred to AAS as a YADS? I thought of Book Country and recalled breezing through there and seeing the golden lads and lasses as chimney sweeps coming to dust while kissing each others butts sooooo profusely, telling each other that their horrible novels were certainly ready to publish! On to the agent query? Argh! I thought I would gag, gag, gag! Then I stumbled onto WAE Network run by Jeff Herman and it reminded me of a cheap dating site I once used. Then something else for MFA grads which was more or less a social club (and they deserve it, poor darlings), and not much else, and back to the wonderland of Algonkian's Author Salon.
I'm misting over ... Could I become an author there? Would they take me under their wings of salon and transform me into a published writer with a real contract???
Author Salon has already born considerable lit fruit. So how did they do it? I saw Caitlin Alexander on the mast, and some other NYC types, and little voices whisper that the site is operated by wizards with extreme contacts in the publishing biz (no wonder the mutant was bitter!), and that must be true. Any site without those contacts and no fracking way they could have collected so many requests so early, no way. Just doesn't happen.
ONE MUST BE CONNECTED TO THE NETWORK GODS!
Will I break open my Pinot Noir piggy bank for ten Pinots worth of Algonkian Author Salon, at least? Most likely. Freedom to choose means nothing left to lose. I read their craft articles and realized I needed a better antagonist. That's the key to plot line. I hope they will be kind to me, tough love to me. I need tough love. At least they have a sense of humor.
Is my much needed butt kick is coming at last?
I just hope I can feel it through all the thick hide!
Some Algonkian Author Salon links:
novelwriting.algonkianconferences.com/These novel writing courses were brainstormed by the faculty of Algonkian Writer .... faculty and affiliate Author Salon, have created this competitive novel writing ...
www.the-writers-block.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=35Jun 7, 2016 - Forums for Author Salon reviews, alums and discussions involving writer issues, craft,Author Salon nuances, and the new novel writing ...
writing.shawguides.com/AuthorSalonProgram Description, The Algonkian Author Salon Novel Writing Program does one thing: realistically preps and edits a novel manuscript in any stage for ...
artsandpalaver.blogspot.com/2012/07/will-author-salon-take-me-to-agent.htmlJul 7, 2012 - It's all in their news section, Carlin: Algonkian Author Salon News. Any news ... This bit on writing fiction narrative just posted on Author Salon.
writersedgeinfo.blogspot.com/2013/09/author-salon-novel-writing-program.htmlThe Writer's Edge Publishes An Interview With Lois Gordon About Her Writing Life. TITLE: DEATH AT IRON .... Labels: advice for authors, Algonkian Novel Writing Courses, Algonkian Novel WritingProgram, reviews .... Algonkian Author Salon.
https://www.undergroundbookreviews.org/peer-review/algonkian-author-salon/The Algonkian Author Salon and its companion novel writing program evolved out of a desire on the part of the Algonkian Writer Conferences and New York ...
www.facebook.com › Places › Los Angeles, CaliforniaAlgonkian Author Salon - Getting Writers Published, Los Angeles, CA. 2682 likes · 2 talking about this. Pre-MFA, Post-MFA, or No MFA - Get Your Novel...