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it came out of the wordwork

In an attempt to explain the inexplicable -not for the faint-hearted
Over the last few weeks there have been a number of crises in the publishing industry .. and the public has become more aware of such strange ideas as writers being paid for their work.  Last week Sharon, at her blog Eagles Over the Kennebec , wrote an inspired description of how the publishing system works ... sort of ... called

The Writing Game: Part One, Rich Authors ...  http://rolanni.livejournal.com/529548.html

and that got some comments from people, including a note from author Dave Freer, wherein he mentioned "returns."
OK ... since Sharon is also working on the first draft of Ghost Ship and I had attempted once before to explain this "returns" situation ... I've filed a guest column at Eagles over the Kennebec -- which can be seen here:

The Writing Game: Part Two, Returns


Not for the faint-hearted would be novelist.