Re: To Laugh or Cry?

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
> >week.

> 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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