My first editor, back before I switched genres, gave me some advice about believability issues in my manuscript that I’ll never forget. Click the title above to continue reading.
The five methods I describe for brainstorming villains are most applicable if your manuscript or screenplay contains at least an element of the thriller, suspense, or horror genres. Click on the title above to continue reading.
We all have issues we care about, and anyone who tells you novels shouldn’t have agendas hasn’t read any lately. But how do we as authors plot issues into our manuscripts without coming off as preachy and one-sided? Here are five ways to prevent “preachy” from showing up in your future book reviews. Click the title above to continue reading.
The benefits of blog hops are many. Sometimes called link-up parties, hops are a great way to meet other writers/bloggers and build your author community; gain traffic and engagement on your site; and I’ve even seen them used as a tool in virtual book tours. To read my list of ongoing, everyone-is-welcome blog hops for authors, click on the title above.
The Internet is flush with editors. So I should be able to email my favourite genre matches, and they’ll jump at the chance to work with me, right? Not necessarily. Logic dictates that editors can only take on so many projects at a time. Editor Andi Cumbo explains how to put your best foot forward.
With so many options and only so many reading hours in the day, how do we as authors narrow to the most practical reading list? The logical side of my brain needed a way to sort the options, and the result is my list of the eight categories of books (and articles) we should be thinking about when determining our reading list. Click on the title above to continue reading.
For those of us at the beginning of our fiction empire journey, should we be striving for novel novels or aiming instead for something at the intersection of originality and what’s already selling? Click on the title above to continue reading.