Given that my prior link to a Dean Wesley Smith post has upset some traditionalists on the forum, I thought I'd follow up with another - this one directed to the idea (which some people also hold dear) that there is one correct way to approach publishing. You can find the link here: http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/?p=9718 I note that he even addresses how people learn the process of writing, and makes what I think is a sensible statement regarding advice in general: Despite the sense embodied in the sentiments above, you'll find plenty of people on writing forums who are happy to tell you there is one way to do things, and it is their way. Why do people buy into this? To quote from the piece again: He then goes on to address specific 'rules' about rewriting, what editors like or don't like, and so on. For any traditionalists for whom the sacred cows of the industry are truly creatures to be revered, I apologize in advance.