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The Power of "No"

In publishing, you hear the word NO a lot. From your own critique partners and beta readers --"NO, this scene doesn't work." From agents -- "NO, this isn't right for me to represent." From editors and publishers -- "NO, we don't have room in our line for this." Sometimes, NO is a good thing. For example, when your scene could use a little more work or when you're career is heading down the wrong path that isn't right for you anyway. But sometimes, NO has nothing to do with your book and…

The Power of "No" by Bella Andre

And now for something completely different. We have a plethora of accomplished novelists in the Stage 32 community.  Many have foregone the traditional (if there is such a thing anymore) route and self-published their work.  Quite a few are looking to adapt their material for the silver screen.  Recently, there have been quite a few Lounge discussions regarding both topics.  I thought it might be a good idea to bring in one of the most successful self-published autho…

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