Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Ask the Novelist
What's the difference between a writer and an author?
Dear W-B W/A,
Most simply put, a writer steals material from a variety of sources while an author plagiarizes material from a variety of sources.
I have the soul of a poet. What do I really need to live my dream?
A trust fund.
Two quick questions. Will you read the manuscript of my novel? It's just over 1,200 pages. And how can I be sure to make some money with it?
--First Draft Done
No, and take it to your local bank, hit the teller in the head with it, grab some cash, and run.