I read this piece today at Chuck Wendig's blog. It said what I believe about the writing business, but in a much more elegant way. There is, for example, a reason I called it a business. But when award-winning writer Kameron Hurley says it, it sounds so much better. Must be that whole 'award-winning writer' … Continue reading Kameron Hurley Gets Real With Writers
Really, Amazon, really? This is what we've come to? I won't even bother to talk about the absurdity of trying to rope indie and self-publishers into your argument with a publisher they have NOTHING TO DO WITH. Smarter people than I have already done that. And this is a reader's perspective on this. If you … Continue reading Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Amazon
This is your writer speaking. And what indie writer Ninie Hammon has to say is what EVERY writer--famous our not--would love to say if they weren't worried about coming off as pushy, demanding, ungrateful or off-putting. In today's world, your open and vocal support has become something we cannot do without. Once upon a time, … Continue reading What Everyone Who Loves Books Needs to Know
Chuck Wendig frequently posts some of the funniest, most helpful writing blogs on the internet, and he has no problem encouraging writers to come together on his site to trash out common issues either. Recently, he had a fun challenge about loglines and I posted my own and had loads of fun reading others. After that, … Continue reading Opening Lines
I think Chuck Wendig has a really good post here on how to behave on the internet. A lot of people should read that and memorize it. I mean, I believe people are entitled to their opinions, for sure. But every time I go to places like Yahoo or Facebook, my blood pressure rises. I've … Continue reading How Not To Be An A-Hole
'Cause according to this guy, I can pretty much count on being freaked out for the rest of my career. However short it is. Great. Just what I needed to hear. Excuse me while I go barf.
The Contents of My Head Because he's a 'Big Name Author' and he says it WAY better than I can! And yes, this is what I've been going through for at least three weeks now. Ask my sister. She can totally back this up, seeing as how she's the one who's been dealing with the … Continue reading The Contents of My Head