Courtney Milan -- who is the only romance writer whose novels I read and whose blog I follow -- comments on Dean Wesley Smith's business advice for writers. Mr. Smith responds in the comments section. The two of them get into an interesting discussion about their views on agents, self-publishing and paying a percentage of a work in exchange for a service. The result is two intelligent, well-spoken writers advocating for different sides of the issue, and both have good points. Worth reading.