Here’s the kind of inside information that separates the truly knowledgeable insiders from the writers who just learn from Wikipedia.
Little more than two weeks after a widely circulated article on the fading of a genre, “Killing Conservative Books: The Shocking End of a Publishing Gold Rush that discussed “the gutting of the conservative book market”
The Food Network and other outlets churn out insufferable amounts of coverage devoted to barbecue in Texas, North Carolina, and Kansas City.
We write poor lines because of rushed deadlines, screaming babies in the background, hangovers, and just general human fallibility.
I generally abhor the “ripped from the headlines” style of books and television shows. To the point that I’ve often wondered if the writers for those Law and Order shows get reduced rates since they’re not really creating things from whole cloth.
I’ve just imported all of the old data from Slushpile since 2005 – no mean feat – so it should all be here.
Thanks to the jubilee we’ve been given with the site, it would be great if we could start fresh with some new content and new writers.
During a move we lost some of the data for Slushpile. We’ll be updating the site and all the SP goodness you expect should keep coming.