The Literary Devil’s Dictionary

Tom F. Twain Esquire

Copyright 2009 David Davis

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The Literary Devil’s Dictionary

by David Davis (alias Tom Twain)


advance: n. 1. the only money a writer is sure of getting for sweating blood on his manuscript. 2. an editor’s folly. 3. n. ill-gotten gain that confirms a writer in his felonies.

all rights: n. the eternal call of a publishing jackal.

anthology: n. 1. a vain marketing ploy to sell a collection of stories that didn't sell on their own. 2. a scam to make money off assorted talents by a person who can't write but wants to be listed as an editor on the cover.

attorney: n. 1. a low down money grubbing bottom feeding scoundrel-- until you need one.

auction: n. 1. event where several publishing lemmings throw good money after bad. 2. Victory of emotion over reason.

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