July 22, 2011

Getting Serious about Writing

I’ve been a bad girl. I’ve allowed myself to get distracted by a thousand different things, become a virtual social butterfly, and forgotten what’s really important to me—writing my book. Something needs to be done. […]
July 16, 2011

How Are You Using Your Social Media Super Powers?

I was attending a conference of the International Society for the Study of Time in Asilomar a few years ago when one of the learned speakers predicted that content curation would be the big business […]
July 9, 2011

Sitting is Killing Me!

Since I took up writing a few years ago I’ve spent more time sitting each day than I’ve ever done in my life. I’ve always been a skinny bean, but lately, yes, I’m packing about […]
June 27, 2011

The Value of a Running Mate

Writing a book is like running a marathon, one that never seems to end. In fact, it’s more like a decathlon since you need to develop so many diverse talents in order to be successful. […]
May 22, 2011

Scientific Plausibility in Steampunk Fiction

In a recent interview, Phillip Reeve (author of the Mortal Engines quartet, and the Larklight series) made this statement in relation to his waning interest in Steampunk: “As for the current Steampunk fad for faux-Victorian […]
May 21, 2011

Book Review: DRAUGR by Arthur Slade

Draugr Ebook By Arthur Slade Published: Feb. 02, 2011 Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror Words: 42897 Description “Are you afraid of the dead?” Sarah […]
May 12, 2011

Do You Keep an Idea Bank?

I received an interesting question from a writing friend on Facebook today which I wanted to share with you because I’m sure we’re not the only two writers to have struggled with this: “Lia, my […]
April 23, 2011

Celebrating the Immortal Truth of Shakespeare

Today is Shakespeare’s birthday and deathday, if legend is to be believed, yet in the alternative reality of story which permeates our world he has never been more alive. His work has influenced writers as […]
March 14, 2011

How Do Your Characters See Themselves?

I’m working on a new novel involving a dual personality, so I’m doing a lot of research into mirrors, perception and point of view, but it has taught me something interesting about writing in general. […]
March 8, 2011

The Future of Publishing?

A number of people have asked me what I think the publishing world will look like when the dust has settled on the current revolution, and last weekend I was invited to participate in a […]
February 19, 2011

Interview: Kevin Mowrer on World-Building

Kevin Mowrer is a two times Emmy award-winning, Gemini award-winning, and Leo award-nominated Intellectual Property (I.P.) creator with over 25 years of broad experience in the kids and all-family entertainment and entertainment product business. His […]
February 18, 2011

Libraries: The Democracy of Choice

Do you remember the years between learning to read by yourself for the first time and the ones during which school workloads dealt a mortal blow to your free time? And do you remember the […]