So a few years ago, I talked a lot about two types of publishing roads you can undertake when you are looking to get that finished novel out into the world. I explained how to go about getting an agent, and what you can expect if you go the traditional route, as well as what… Read More Small Press publishing
Last week, I had a chat with a good friend of mine who had just had a negative experience to which I know we can all somehow relate. He’d just come back from a relatively unsatisfying con – one at which despite meeting a lot of interesting people and enjoying the overall positive atmosphere, he… Read More Why we create
Hi everyone! I just wanted to share with you three new releases of mine! The first one will be of interest to the people who have been following this post for the advice I give in it, and have been prompting me to gather it all up in one place. This isn’t exactly that, because… Read More Three new releases, and other awesome things
Hello everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t been as active as I once was here… it’s been a while since I’ve posted regularly because I’ve taken on a lot of work, and I had to lower the blog in my priorities. I’m starting to see the free seconds at the end of the tunnel though, so… Read More Two applications and one website to increase your productivity
I know I haven’t been posting as actively as I, or anyone, would like. I also know that it’s a little late into 2015 to be talking resolutions. Still, there is a reason why we make resolutions on the new year, and there is a reason why around New Year’s Day there are thousands of… Read More A little late for resolutions : the purpose and method of goal-setting
Today, I was featured on Kevin T. Johns’s excellent podcast, The Writing Coach. In the interview, we covered how I got started teaching, my earliest influences in terms of writing and mentoring others, my productivity, the common problems of aspiring authors, and many more. Check it out!
First drafts and not being perfect Today I want to talk about something we all experience on a regular basis, but try to pretend doesn’t ever happen: failure. If you have an ambition, a goal, if you’re striving to achieve something or walking off the beaten path, you have experienced failure of some kind or… Read More Failing forward