This is another indie book purchased at Book No Further, but I bought it after attending the author's reading at Mysticon in February. I'll talk more about my experience attending my first author reading at the convention in a separate blog post. Supernova was a fun YA read for me. It's the story of Nova,... Continue Reading →
I really enjoyed Mother of Creation, in part because it surprised me. When you read extensively in a genre your entire life, it becomes harder to find that level of surprise when reading. But every time I thought I knew what type of book this was or where it was going, the tables shifted. And they did so in a well-written, well-plotted way that made sense.
One consistent piece of advice I see for writers is on the importance of building an email list. It's also advice regularly tossed about in branding and marketing circles, and there's a reason everyone is still talking about email like it's the new tool on the block: It's the tried-and-true tool on the block. My... Continue Reading →
I previously wrote about my writing workshop experience at Mysticon. Since this was the first convention I've attended — and I was attending in part with the goal of learning more about the business and craft of writing —I wanted to have a well-rounded experience. I attended an author reading, visited signing tables and attended... Continue Reading →
My friend — also a freelance writer and editor — has a thing about introductions and conclusions. She hates them. She frequently tells me she'd pay someone to handle that part if she could figure out how to make it lucrative and easy. While I don't hate intros in nonfiction writing — I'm actually pretty... Continue Reading →