Chip MacGregor


Latest posts from Chip MacGregor


  • May 11, 2010

    Newsday Tuesday … But Not Yet …

    by

    Winter 2010 headshot

    The big news today is that the close of this year's BAD POETRY CONTEST is imminent.

    In honor of all the wretched rhyming, the overworn words, the meandering metaphors, I'm suspending posting any other news until next week because I

  • May 9, 2010

    Bad Poetry ends on Tuesday!

    by

    So here's your last reminder… Tuesday is my birthday, and the last official day to enter our annual Bad Poetry Contest. The next day we'll pick a winner, and go back to answering your questions about books and publishing. If

  • May 9, 2010

    Bad Poetry ends on Tuesday!

    by

    So here's your last reminder… Tuesday is my birthday, and the last official day to enter our annual Bad Poetry Contest. The next day we'll pick a winner, and go back to answering your questions about books and publishing. If

  • May 7, 2010

    The 2010 Bad Poetry Contest continues!

    by

    Your entries are not being erased! At the bottom of the "comments" section is a small arrow in gold (looks like this: >> ). Just click on that and it'll take you to the next section of bad poetry. Sorry …

  • May 7, 2010

    The 2010 Bad Poetry Contest continues!

    by

    Your entries are not being erased! At the bottom of the "comments" section is a small arrow in gold (looks like this: >> ). Just click on that and it'll take you to the next section of bad poetry. Sorry …

  • May 5, 2010

    The 2010 Bad Poetry Contest

    by

    Bad poetry lives!

    That's right, the time has come once again to put away childish things and break out with verbal arm farts. Stop the wordsmithing madness and start constipating on wrong rhythms and awful word choice. The 2010 Bad

  • May 5, 2010

    The 2010 Bad Poetry Contest

    by

    Bad poetry lives!

    That's right, the time has come once again to put away childish things and break out with verbal arm farts. Stop the wordsmithing madness and start constipating on wrong rhythms and awful word choice. The 2010 Bad

  • May 4, 2010

    The Worst of Contracts

    by

    Dale wrote to say, "You've told us some things to look for in publishing contracts. What are some of the BAD things you've seen in contracts?

    First, let me say that I think it's great Dale wrote to me,

  • May 4, 2010

    The Worst of Contracts

    by

    Dale wrote to say, "You've told us some things to look for in publishing contracts. What are some of the BAD things you've seen in contracts?

    First, let me say that I think it's great Dale wrote to me,

  • May 3, 2010

    NEWSDAY TUESDAY …

    by

    Winter 2010 headshot No dance photos to dazzle you with this week. Unless someone from the
    Oklahoma Writer's Conference this past weekend has pictures
    of a few of us two-stepping it up at The Rodeo on Saturday night — a real live cowboy …

  • May 3, 2010

    NEWSDAY TUESDAY …

    by

    Winter 2010 headshot No dance photos to dazzle you with this week. Unless someone from the
    Oklahoma Writer's Conference this past weekend has pictures
    of a few of us two-stepping it up at The Rodeo on Saturday night — a real live cowboy …

  • May 2, 2010

    What a novelist needs to know about marketing

    by

    Jay asked, "In your view, what are the essential things a novelist has to understand about marketing?" 

    I talk about marketing a lot, Jay, so let me see if I can simplify it…

    1. YOU

    Author, YOU are responsible for

  • May 2, 2010

    What a novelist needs to know about marketing

    by

    Jay asked, "In your view, what are the essential things a novelist has to understand about marketing?" 

    I talk about marketing a lot, Jay, so let me see if I can simplify it…

    1. YOU

    Author, YOU are responsible for

  • April 30, 2010

    by

    Dennis Hillman, Publisher at Kregel, offered an excellent response to my post about "what is reasonable in a book contract" a couple days ago. If you're interested in a publisher's perspective, go to the comments section and read his thoughtful

  • April 30, 2010

    by

    Dennis Hillman, Publisher at Kregel, offered an excellent response to my post about "what is reasonable in a book contract" a couple days ago. If you're interested in a publisher's perspective, go to the comments section and read his thoughtful

  • April 28, 2010

    Amanda (Chip's assistant) steps in…

    by

    Let's talk a bit about what I call The Christian Connection.

    I've seen it one too many times: Some Christian writer with big-time aspirations discovers that Chip, one of the top agents in the business, is also a Christian. Ba-da-boom,

  • April 22, 2010

    by

    Ack. I forgot to mention that Gina Holmes, an author I represent and whose first novel, CROSSING OCEANS, is just releasing, also made the list of 101 Best Websites for Writers. Gina is the founder of Novel Journey, a GREAT …

  • April 22, 2010

    by

    Ack. I forgot to mention that Gina Holmes, an author I represent and whose first novel, CROSSING OCEANS, is just releasing, also made the list of 101 Best Websites for Writers. Gina is the founder of Novel Journey, a GREAT …