A Post About Life in the Midlist

July 14, 2008

Today’s post, “‘Middling’ Through,” can be found at both http://www.sfnovelists.com and http://magicalwords.net.  So check out the sites (there’s lots of interesting stuff to be found at both) and enjoy!

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2 Responses to “A Post About Life in the Midlist”

  1. David: I know a lot of writers who worry about the designation of “mid-list writer” but I remind them, “better than a a no-list writer”. Midlist means low advances, no promo, mediocre sales…but if a scribe works hard at promoting themselves, using the new technologies to build relationships, get their name out there, you can help your book along. It was only thanks to his hustle that Peter Watts was able to get his book BLINDSIGHT noticed and, eventually, shortlisted for the Hugo. You CAN escape the mid-list with diligence, work and, of course, superior writing…

  2. davidbcoe said

    Cliff, you’re absolutely right. The midlist is not a permanent trap, though at times it feels that way to those of us in it. Thanks for the comment and the encouragement.

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