December 21, 2010

I’ve got an Author’s Website—Do I Need a Blog, Too?

I hear this all the time! Whether published or unpublished, writers all over the world tell me they’ve got a beautiful, slick author’s website that took time and money to put together and they don’t […]
December 14, 2010

Call for Submissions: Steampunk Shakespeare Anthology!

During an animated #SteampunkChat last Friday we discussed those who have jumped on the Steampunk bandwagon by merely tacking Steampunk elements on to a story that could live very well without them. Our attention then turned […]
December 5, 2010

How to Guest Blog Efficiently

Guest posting for someone else’s blog is a great way to gain new readers, so long as the readership of the blog you’re visiting fits your demographic. For instance, my Steampunk class teacher at Los […]
November 28, 2010

Strategies for Combating Post-NaNoWriMo Procrastination

NaNoWriMo is almost over, many of you have already reached your 50K goals, and some of you still have a way to go. But wherever you are in the game, 50K isn’t a novel unless […]
November 23, 2010

What Writers Can Gain From Twitter

Twitter is the best billboard a writer can have. In a few seconds you can write 140 characters, include a link to your blog or website, and drive more traffic to your blog than you […]
November 21, 2010

Thank you, Los Angeles Romance Authors!

On Saturday night I was elbow-deep in boeuf bourguignon, preparing for a dinner party, when I got an e-mail from Niki Chanel of Los Angeles Romance Authors, a chapter of Romance Writers of America, saying […]
November 6, 2010

The Dark Deeps by Arthur Slade

Arthur Slade was raised in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan and began writing at an early age. He received an English honor’s degree from the University of Saskatchewan, spent several years in advertising and […]
October 29, 2010

NaNoWriMo – From Idea to Plot

With NaNoWriMo just around the corner, a few of you asked me to talk about how I develop ideas into plotlines. Ah, yes, such an easy thing to explain… not. Because everyone has their own […]
October 21, 2010

The Professor and the House of Lords

I just had to share this with you because I love it so much. Of course it’s London, my home town, which helps. But I adore the professor flying on his penny farthing, and his […]
October 19, 2010

Teen Read Week, What To Write for NaNoWriMo, and Cupcakes…

Today I’m guest posting for Teen Read Week over at the super-popular Reading Teen blog with one of my recent rants on books for boys. Am I flattered to have been asked? Absolutely. Though I’m feeling […]
August 30, 2010

Finding Her Wings: editor Emma Dryden talks about drydenbks and the state of the publishing industry

Last May, after nearly 19 years at Simon and Schuster, Emma Dryden was laid off from her position as Vice President and Publisher of Atheneum Books for Young Readers and Margaret K. McElderry Books in […]
August 1, 2010

SCBWI Summer Conference Report: Graphic Novels

I’ve been spending the weekend at the SCBWI 2010 Summer Conference and yesterday listened to Nick Eliopulos’ session on writing, illustrating and publishing graphic novels, a segment of the publishing industry I know pretty much […]