And who happen to be women. Huffington Post has an article about women who write scifi and fantasy and stand head and shoulders above all others. It's not an exhaustive list, by any means, but it is a good place to start if you want to add to your list of great women writers. I'm extremely … Continue reading 14 Writers Who Rock
A while back, there was a conversation on one of my email lists about an award-winning author who had announced her intention to quite the publishing game. I can't remember her name (it was QUITE a while ago) but I remember she was a British literary writer who had won awards. Her problem, as far … Continue reading Writers Write Different
Yep. We had a great time eating the food and drinking the drink. Marathon watching TV shows on Netflix and going to the cinema to cheer for the final chapter of The Hobbit. So we are all refreshed now and should be ready for what comes next. A year of great storytelling. We will be … Continue reading Happy New Year! Time to Start Writing Now.
I know I've been gone forever. I have a great excuse. At the end of October, I came down with Chik V. This was just before a very important week of meetings at my job during the month of November. I managed to get my work done, but I was lucky enough to be one … Continue reading Still Here and Still Working
So I was so excited yesterday, I forgot to point out that if you want to read part of Chapter 1 of my debut novel, LEX TALIONIS, you can head on over to Tara Maya's blog at bestfantasynovel.com. Just scroll past all the interviewy stuff and you'll find the excerpt waiting to sit you down, … Continue reading The “I Pinch Myself Every Day Now” Roundup
Red letter day over here! My first interview as an actual official author just went live over at Geek Syndicate! I'm totally on the front page and everything! *Fans self nervously with hands* So if I haven't completely scared you off with my ramblings and ridiculous love affair with gifs, you can find out more about … Continue reading My First Interview – Geek Syndicate UK!
I'm not an expert on this stuff. But I'm a writer, so when people are talking about stuff, I have to take notice. Scott Turow, president of the Author's Guild, had an interesting article in the New York Times today that every author should read, so I'm posting the link here. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/opinion/the-slow-death-of-the-american-author.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0&nl=opinion&emc=edit_ty_20130408 I'm sure those … Continue reading Copyrights and Other Thoughts
You know you’ve done it. You’ve arrived at home after a hard day’s work, sometimes to screaming kids, or a tired husband, or just a quiet room with a waiting dog or cat, or a mess that needs cleaning up, and a dinner that needs making and laundry that needs doing and you’ve said to … Continue reading Defeating the Guilt Cycle
Write what you know It's what every writer has been told in every class they've ever taken. For a long time, I took it literally and despaired. Because I loved all things genre. I loved science fiction--"hard" or "soft", whatever that means--fantasy, horror, mystery... You name it, I loved it. But how could I write … Continue reading Write What You Know
So, I have a new story up. This one arose from a writing exercise, although the idea had been in my head for years. I won a prize of a year of short story writing mentorship from an established editor in a contest on my writing forum and the editor's first challenge to me was … Continue reading Guardian – New Short Story