Tag Archive | writer resources

I’m a Signatory to the Ethical Author Code

There’s a lot of talk online lately about the role of authors, and their behavior online, especially when it comes to responding to negative reviews. As a human being, I can’t imagine how these authors can look themselves in the mirror after some of the things they’ve done, like literally stalking a reader who wrote, “I think this […]

Writing: 90% Procrastination, 10% Panic

Writing: 90% Procrastination, 10% Panic

Today I am thrilled to host Sherry D. Ficklin, bestselling author of EXTRACTED. Sherry D. Ficklin is a full-time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. A former military brat, she loves to travel and meet new people. She can often […]

Tagline Madness – and a poll!

As noted previously, I will be attending the Southern California Writers’ Conference in Newport Beach in September. I’m starting to prepare for the conference, sending in my advance reader submission and thinking about the materials I want to bring with me. As a result, I realized I needed a catchy tagline for SANYARE, a one-sentence hook that […]

I’ll be at the Southern California Writers’ Conference

Yesterday, I registered for my first writers’ conference. To some of you authors out there, that may seem shocking. After all, I’ve been seriously writing for years now, and I’m a fantasy nerd, so you’d think I would have attended some kind of writing or creative conference prior to this. Nope. And to the non-writers out […]

The future is coming. What do you see?

In the digital age, how will our stories be told? Last week, I read a blog post by Hugh Howey — the bestselling author of the Silo Series and a thought leader for indie and hybrid authors around the world — about the future of e-books and reading technology. To summarize, he believes we’ve only scratched the surface of […]

My Entry for the TerribleMinds Flash Fiction Challenge: Opening Line Contest

Chuck Wendig is an author with a blog I follow pretty religiously. He’s funny, and has great posts on topics ranging from the best coffee makers to toddler behavior to writing advice. On Fridays, he runs flash fiction contests and writing prompts for his rather large community of followers. This week, I finally got my […]

Slow Writers Anonymous

Things are not progressing as planned. Two months ago, I was on top of the world, ahead of schedule with my novel and feeling good about my writing. Today, I’m feeling a tad depressed as I have to admit I’m not going to make my (admittedly) self-imposed first revision deadline of January 31.  There are […]