1 September 2012

Deal or no deal? (The art of negotiation - 16 Tips on how to ask for more money)

“We absolutely love your story,” said the editor.

I got a warm fuzzy feeling.

“It is charming and has a lovely ‘voice’,” he continued.

I glowed. This smelled of big bucks.

“We especially liked the vivid imagery and flawless energy of the piece.”

I preened and strutted around the room. The scent of money got a little stronger. Maybe he would give me a hundred pounds!

“You are a very talented writer, with a knack for intriguing plots.”

I sprouted wings and began to float on cloud nine. Perhaps even two hundred pounds. I was definitely beginning to taste the dough now.

“We will be delighted and honoured...

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