Neil Gaiman has a class he is putting on that seems like a real trash fire (4 hour series of videos, $90 for access) that people are mistaking for an in-depth writing course that will give them a leg up and are desperately trying to crowd fund.
So I might throw together a legit list of good resources (paid and free) in a blog post or something. Because yikes.
Just generally, I would be super wary of a class claiming to teach you about publishing, because publishing changes constantly and it’s more like a culture than something static you can learn. It’s also not something really big established megastar authors really have to think about much.
King’s On Writing is a great craft book. I would not ask him how to sell a book, and nothing he sells you is gonna give you a leg up.
@some_qualia if it is a writing course, i'm disappointed in him, since he doesn't believe in them himself.
@pippasaidwhat it appears to be
@pippasaidwhat and it also appears to be a supremely half-assed one
@some_qualia i'd say that's worse... but he tends to seem kind of half-assed naturally.
idk, i'd have to see it to judge properly and, let's be real, i'm not going to. 😆
@some_qualia I haven't tried publishing anything, but it's interesting to hear this perspective on the industry. Definitely not obvious from the outside.
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