As I reorganized my office to start the new year, I took inventory of the titles. Lo and behold, this gem popped up.
Turns out, not much. It's still important to develop strong plots, enlist strong (but not perfect) characters, follow the intro/body/climax format, and most importantly, make every word count!
When it comes to the business end of writing, editors and agent back in the day battled an overflow of queries (not as much as today, with the aid of email, an agent can receive over 10,000 a year!). And the advice to "always be professional" still rings true.
I'd anticipated a comedic romp back to the "dark ages" (ie: Pre-electronic publishing) of the writing business. Instead I learned that some things, such as good advice, never change. It was an excellent refresher, and prompted me to get fingers back on keyboard to write my next novella! Watch for a big announcement, soon.