My book, Martian Goods and Other Stories, makes it’s official debut in ebook today and in paperback on Monday. For those of you interested in purchasing an ebook, just hop over to http://www.skyrocketpress.com and grab your copy. Meanwhile, here’s a little vignette that didn’t make the cut for the book I thought you might enjoy. […]Read More Martian Goods – ready for take-off!
This morning I listened to a interview of the author of “The Lost Sisterhood” (see video below) and I thought to myself “*I* have a story about Amazons!” and I got a little depressed thinking I will never get it done and published because I can’t afford to be a starving writer (or my family […]Read More The wanabe novelist blues
As far as I can tell, there wasn’t a strict class structure in the Shire. A servant (Sam), could obviously become a mayor of a city, and a class system wouldn’t have allowed that. Yet in the movie, and somewhat less in the book, they are constantly forgetting that Sam is even there. Gandalf remarks […]Read More Why Did Everyone Forget About Sam?
Now that we are officially into NANOWRIMO, there is a great article about what expectations publishers have for covers and cover artists HERE. And don’t forget the blog from a few weeks ago HERE. Covers are no less important for self publishers. Get a great illustration for your ebook HERE or check out Kickstarter.com — […]Read More Cover Art–What to Ask/Expect for Your Cover
You can still support the Kickstarter project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1872789691/tell-me-the-stories-of-jesus-miracle-of-loaves-andRead More Roq of Ivanore
In the Superstition Series created by Noelle Campbell, not only are the Greek gods real, but Cupid has been busy. Mortals have completely mismanaged this ‘love’ thing on their own and so he is busy with his latest project. He’s picked the perfect haven for his ambitious plan to rebuild his power, influence and reputation. […]Read More Blurb for Superstition: Raging Bull (my urban fantasy novel)
I’ve written two complete novels (neither one published, btw) with NANOWRIMO. I think it’s about the best idea to happen to writers since the invention of ebooks. Everyone has a story in them. Some of them are a little more interesting than others, but the great thing about NANOWRIMO turning thousands of amateurs into dedicated […]Read More Getting Ready for NANOWRIMO
Do you have your ‘what if?’ ready? http://www.amazon.com/What-Writing-Exercises-Fiction-Writers/dp/0062720066 http://ezinearticles.com/?Creative-Writing-Prompts—What-If?&id=3952836 http://www.writing.com/main/handler/item_id/770807-What-if-Prompts http://www.writingforward.com/journal-writing/journal-prompts/what-if-journal-prompts http://murderby4.blogspot.com/2009/07/writing-what-if-scenario.htmlRead More Warming up for NANOWRIMO
Writers have definite rules. We have Commandments, as I illustrated a few posts ago. Unfortunately, we also have heretics, sinners, apostates (not to be confused with apostrophe’s) and zealots. It is easy to become one of the aforementioned because not only are the commandments constantly changing–what edition are we on the Chicago Style?–they also contradict […]Read More We Are All Sinners
If I had a dime for every book that Writers Digest has tried to sell me, I would be a very rich woman. There is always someone trying to sell you a book with the super secret secrets of how to write a novel, how to find an agent, how to edit your novel, how […]Read More Book Recommendations (That Actually Help You Write)