February 6, 2011

The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild

(originally published on Steamed!) Steampunks are an affable lot. They don’t lurk in dark corners, bemoaning their fate in the world. They get out and party. They’re outgoing, rollicking networkers—gregarious, eccentric and fabulously dressed.
January 14, 2011

Found my Muse! I knew she was lurking here somewhere…

After two days with hardly any sleep (trying to do too much as usual), I finally hit the sack at 6 am this morning, just as normal people were heading off to work, and woke […]
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 Whether published or unpublished, writers all over the world tell me they’ve got a beautiful, slick author’s website that took time and money to put together and they don’t […]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 8, 2010

ARC Giveaway: VIXEN by Jillian Larkin

Product Description: “Jazz . . . Booze . . . Boys . . . It’s a dangerous combination. Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, […]
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 9, 2010

The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild

I’ve founded a new organization dedicated to the advancement of Steampunk fiction worldwide—The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild. There’s so much confusion about what Steampunk actually is, and with more and more books in this genre […]
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 […]