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Subject:Re: To Laugh or Cry? From:David Jones <dvjones -at- KSBE -dot- EDU> Date:Mon, 21 Oct 1996 10:51:14 +0000
According to _Writing Popular Fiction_ by Dean Koontz (back before he
was cranking out glossy cover horror tomes), a competent writer
should be able to crank out a romance novel in 1-2 weeks. At the rate
they are published, I think that's the typical writing time.
Unfortunately for my checking account, I can't even read the first
paragraph of a romance without falling asleep ... <G>
On 21 Oct 96 at 6:38, Robert Plamondon wrote:
> Dan Wise writes:
> >A quick punch of the little solar-powered number box tells me we
> >can expect to earn a whopping $2500 for five weeks work. Sounds
> >simple. All you have to do is do the research and crank out
> >1428.5714 finished, acceptable, usable words per day, seven days a
> Hey, that's top dollar in some markets! If you were to write, say,
> Harlequin Romances for a living, you'd probably get around $3000
> flat-rate per book, and there are plenty of markets that go even
> lower than that.
> Tech Pubs pays top dollar -- and is steady money -- compared to the
> rest of the writing world. (If you want to emulate the chance for
> riches that fiction writers have, spend a few bucks on the lottery
> once in a while.)
David Jones, Technical Writer
dvjones -at- ksbe -dot- edu
Thought for the day:
A penny saved is ridiculous.
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