Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Negotiation Part Five

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Negotiation Part Five Kristine Kathryn Rusch This little sequence on negotiation has really caught your attention, even though I’m posting in the middle of the holiday season.  Thanks, everyone, for the e-mails, the donations, and the comments.  I’m also seeing a lot of blogging and tweeting on this topic in response to the posts, which I appreciate. The more we share […]

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Lovely Blog Post by Lou Anders

…on “Diving” and Hollywood potential. Please check it out here:

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Recommended Reading: November, 2009

I spent most of November reading Lisa Kleypas books (see below).  I didn’t list most of them. While I enjoyed them, I felt I should only include the ones that really blew me away.  I think I read eight to ten of her novels, though, as well as some really dry research books.  I didn’t have a lot of time for short fiction and what […]

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Update on Recovery Man’s Bargain

Finally got Scribd working, so that those of you who have e-readers that aren’t Kindles can download The Recovery Man’s Bargain.  As a reminder, this is a stand-alone novella in the Retrieval Artist universe. The story happens at the same time as the novel The Recovery Man. You can download The Recovery’s Bargain to read on computer or e-reader on Scribd at: And you […]

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Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Negotiation Part Four

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Negotiation Part Four Kristine Kathryn Rusch Last week, as I posted notification of the new Freelancer’s Guide Section on one of my writer e-mail lists, another writer asked for help with a business ethics question.  Turned out her question wasn’t about ethics at all. It was about a contractual relationship, a relationship defined by the contract. The answer to her question […]

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More Recommended Reading…

…from me and other folk at SF Signal.  They are compiling a Best of 2009, according to–well, whomever they ask.  I’m in the fourth segment of this, which includes Elizabeth Bear, Brenda Cooper, and others.  You can find the fourth segment here, along with links to the first three segments.

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Recommended Reading List, October, 2009

Of course, here I am, posting this a month later than I wanted to. I got behind in November, and I’m not sure why.  But I did. I knew October would be a difficult month for personal reading. Dean and I taught the two-week Master Class.  During 2008, I read 400,000 words in that two weeks.  I suspect I read as much or more in […]

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Recovery Man’s Bargain: A Retrieval Artist Novella

Last January/February, Analog published my long novella, “The Recovery Man’s Bargain.”  It is a stand-alone story in the Retrieval Artist universe. But those of you who have read the novel The Recovery Man might really like this, since the action takes place at the same time as the novel. I know many of you couldn’t find the Analog issue.  So the story’s now available in […]

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Two New Stories in the Same Anthology

Yeah, I got a little wacky.  Here’s the story behind the stories.  Dean and I put on a workshop with Denise Little of Tekno Books.  Denise gives the writers who attend a short story assignment for an active anthology.  The Trouble With Heroes was the assignment anthology.  Denise didn’t pick all of the stories submitted from the workshop for the antho, but honestly, about 95% […]

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Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Negotiation Part Three

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Negotiation Part Three Kristine Kathryn Rusch I knew negotiation was going to be a tough topic.  But I thought it would be tough for me, not for you guys. Instead, I’m seeing a lot of private comments and some great blogging on the topic, and I’m realizing that negotiation is hard for most of us. On one of my e-mail lists, […]

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