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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Designed to Keep You Out

Before Silence of the Lambs or CSI came to light, Robert W. Walker was already writing popular mysteries about serial killers and forensics. With 43 novels already published and another in the works, Walker knows the publishing business.

When I spoke with Robert Walker earlier this year at the Maryland Writers' Conference, he offered this bit of encouragement to new writers: "The publishing industry is designed to keep you out." More about business than art, he explains that the industry is more interested in sure sales than potential new writers. There are tricks to help crack the door, but it can be as difficult as catching a serial killer with forensics.

Learn more about Robert W. Walker at his nook on the Harper Collins site.


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