ADVICE IS CHEAP: Five Things I Wish I Knew

Over at the SFWA blog, they’ve posted my article “Lazy Time Travel: Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Out.” Here’s a small taste:

“The best revenge is succeeding at something you love:  remember that editor who said that your heartfelt story, “Billy and the Mountain”, the one filled with some of your deepest fears and best writing to date, was little more than “Robert E. Howard fan fiction” (which it wasn’t, but whatever)? Well, in the not too distant future, that asshat will lose his job and become something of a joke in the industry. But that’s just gravy. ”

But what’s the steak? Read the piece and find out!

About ridlerville

Jason S. Ridler is a historian, writer, and improv actor. He is the author of A TRIUMPH FOR SAKURA, BLOOD AND SAWDUST, the Spar Battersea thrillers and has published over sixty stories in such magazines and anthologies as The Big Click, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Out of the Gutter, and more. He also writes the column FXXK WRITING! for Flash Fiction Online. A former punk rock musician and cemetery groundskeeper, Mr. Ridler holds a Ph.D. in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. He lives in Richmond, CA. Visit him on Facebook at
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