Twitter thread on harsh truths about publishing?
April 6, 2019 3:12 AM   Subscribe

At some point in the past year or two, I read a long series of funny tweets structured as a numerical list (50? 100?) of expose-style facts about creative writing and the publishing industry. The posting account was a male author who just had a book out (sci-fi or fantasy, I think). Can anyone help me find this thing again?

Other details, in case it helps: I vaguely remember one tweet claimed that even a madman can get a book or two published with enough perseverance (although that doesn't mean he can make money on it). The author may have had a Romance-languages-sounding last or first name (French? Italian?)

This is driving me crazy, and for some reason Google has been entirely unhelpful. Any leads would be much appreciated!
posted by gallusgallus to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I couldn’t find a thread of his that quite matches your description, but was it Chuck Wendig? He posts threads about writing pretty regularly, and they’re often very funny and satirical.
posted by brozek at 3:54 AM on April 6, 2019 [1 favorite]

Nick Mamatas?
posted by rollick at 4:44 AM on April 6, 2019 [6 favorites]

The Mamatas thread goes to 100 but breaks off at 40 and 84, probably by accident -- here's 41--80 and here's 85--100.
posted by rollick at 5:05 AM on April 6, 2019 [4 favorites]

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