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 Whether published or unpublished, writers all over the world tell me they’ve got a beautiful, slick author’s website that took time and money to put together and they don’t […]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