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bob-mustin's picture
Jun.05.2013
  Book appearances are coming for my writer's group (it's more than just a mutual interest in writing): the True North Writers and Publishers Cooperative. After our initial defining and organizing efforts, we decided to send up some trial balloons to see just what the pressure points...
toby-tate's picture
Jun.04.2013
I found that there were a few rules for writing THE GOD PARTICLE, a young adult sci-fi thriller, that don’t always apply to writing adult thrillers.   For one thing, they say (they being young adult writing experts), that you should establish the age of the protagonist right away so young...
terry-odell's picture
Jun.03.2013
First, Thanks to Mark Leslie Lefeb­vre, Kobo Writ­ing Life blog has fea­tured a digest ver­sion of my recaps of the sem­i­nars. Hope you’ll pop over. I fin­ished the draft of my next Black­thorne, Inc. book, as yet unti­tled. I went through the draft...
bob-mustin's picture
May.31.2013
      Poets & Writers, May/June 2013   These days I’m more interested in learning/ discovering how to wedge a place for myself in the publishing game, but there was once a time when writerly chops were hardly developed. And P&W is as good a source as any for fostering...
simon-j-halliday's picture
May.29.2013
I think my new kickstarter project will be going live tomorrow, so watch this space. I have made some changes to make the rewards for pledgers IRRESISTIBLE and the target much more attainable! :)
toby-tate's picture
May.28.2013
In his book ON WRITING, Stephen King said, “Do the research, but don’t overdo it for the reader.” Writers like me should probably take that to heart. But it’s tough, because I love to make things real. In my last book, LILITH, I wanted the reader to feel like they were there on the USS Gerald R....
terry-odell's picture
May.28.2013
  I’m con­tin­u­ing my recap of sem­i­nars given at the Super­stars Writ­ing Con­fer­ence. Today, it’s Kevin J. Anderson’s Eleven Steps to Productivity. 1. Shut up and write. 2. Defy the empty page. 3. Dare to be bad. (at first) And,...
terry-odell's picture
May.27.2013
  As I men­tioned last week, I had the good for­tune to win one of two Kobo schol­ar­ships to a writ­ing con­fer­ence held in Col­orado Springs: Super­stars Writ­ing Sem­i­nars. This turned out to be a fas­ci­nat­ing expe­ri...
matthew-michael-hanlon's picture
May.23.2013
Originally posted at my personal site.   So I don't know quite why you'd do this, expect, perhaps, to support my family and myself, allow us to put food on the table, but you can now pay real money for Verano the Fish at Amazon.com. Verano the Fish: Kindle Edition It's $2.99 because that'...
toby-tate's picture
May.21.2013
I’ve done the self-publishing thing, if for no other reason than to say, “I did it.” It was not my first book, however. DIABLERO, a supernatural thriller that featured a resurrected, demon-possessed Blackbeard the Pirate, was published first in paperback by Nightbird Publishing in 2010 and then by...