03 June 2007

The Great American Novel

There's a great myth that every writer has a novel in him or her. (Just because it's a fictional work at book length does not make it a "novel".) The truth is much more complicated... especially at publication time.

This last week, the occasionally amusing comic strip Non Sequitur has included a sequence on getting that great American novel published. Well, sort of.

Droit d'auteur

This sequence has a lot to say about the realities of publishing. Admittedly, it's sarcastic and cynical. And, admittedly, it would be clearer if I'd just frame the strips inside this blawg entry... but I don't have the permissions to do that.