For those of you who have been participating in NaNoWriMo this year, you’ve already seen this. It’s one of the weekly pep talks that appeared in your inbox automatically. For everyone else, you are going to want to read this. It contains some invaluable advice from an author who has seen both sides of the … More A Pep Talk from Francesca Lia Block for NaNoWriMo
OK… WOW! There is so much truth in the MEME above – it’s frightening. I was reading a post earlier about a fellow author’s take on the pros and cons of traditional publishing, advances and brick and mortar stores… and something occurred to me – actually several things… and I’m going to share them with you. … More Then again… maybe not…
There has been much discussion about this subject since that whole mess a couple of years ago with Amazon and Hachette and many of the other big publishers, so I thought I would take a moment to point out the holes in explanations that are being given to readers and authors alike! Myth #1 – eBooks … More Common Myths about eBook pricing… a rebuttal
A friend of mine shared this article on Facebook – so of course, I had to go read it. And of course – I have to now critique it, and add my own opinions to it. First, here is the infographic: Courtesy of: The Write Life And by the way… just for anyone else who … More Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing… YES – yet another argument.
As I sit here pondering just what to write in my next review, I think back to the books I’ve read in the past. As much as I would LOVE to tell you that I was a dewy-eyed teenager mooning over Edward Cullen, I must admit that I was nearly past my twenties before … More Apparently you don’t need “talent”.
– You can not write simply to get the ending you “like”. It doesn’t work that way. A writer will be the first one to tell you that they write the story but they don’t always get to dictate where the story goes. A story often has a mind of it’s own and you … More Hard Lessons learned about Writing and Life
I am still fairly new to social media but I can not help noticing something amiss in the world of blogging. Has anyone else noticed all the “learn to write” articles, courses and advertisements posted every day? Or is it just me? I don’t just mean one a day either. More like twenty new ones … More Writers… real writers, don’t need to learn how to write. We need help editing, rewriting or getting published.
I’ve been reading about this intriguing discovery about the name behind the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. In the article, there is a slight debate about whether the publishing companies should put so much support behind their popular authors or not but the most important reality, in my opinion, has been missed entirely. What publishers and even … More What the publishing industry misses…