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What If My Client Sues Me?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
By Phil Elmore
What If My Client Sues Me?

As a working writer, sooner or later, somebody is going to threaten to sue you. This isn’t because you’re a bad person. It isn’t even because you did something wrong. You can do everything right and still end up with an unhappy client. This doesn’t just apply to writers, either. It can affect any... »

If You Can’t Handle Bad Reviews, You’re a Bad Writer

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
By Phil Elmore
If You Can’t Handle Bad Reviews, You’re a Bad Writer

I still remember the first time I got a negative review on one of my works of fiction. It was one of my Executioner novels, so the response was reasonably authentic. There was no reason this reader had to dislike me as a person,... »

Is This Deal Getting Worse All The Time?

Thursday, March 31, 2016
By Phil Elmore
Is This Deal Getting Worse All The Time?

A lot of working writers write without contracts. They write based on the strength of their client relationships. Provided there is never a problem, this is fine. Most of the time, when you meet a writer who prides himself on working without contracts, he’s... »


Monsters: The Complete 4104 Serial Novel

Friday, February 12, 2016
By Phil Elmore
Monsters: The Complete 4104 Serial Novel

My novel, Monsters, is finally available in both Kindle and paperback formats. The book was completed in 2014, but the usual delays and scheduling conflicts meant that it hasn’t... »

Do You Hate Your Readers Like I Hate Writing about Writing?

Monday, February 8, 2016
By Phil Elmore
Do You Hate Your Readers Like I Hate Writing about Writing?

You are an author with a small but perceptible reader base. One of your readers posts a political opinion with which you disagree. Do you A) ignore it; B)... »

Are You Competing with Your Fellow Writers or Authors?

Monday, February 1, 2016
By Phil Elmore
Are You Competing with Your Fellow Writers or Authors?

Let me start by saying that I make a distinction between writers — people who make a living by writing for clients — and authors, people who write stories.... »