Recently, The Toronto Star published an article stating that after the Canadian Writers Union conducted a survey, Canadian writers make an average of $9,380 CAD per year. There are many problems with this survey, the primary one being that this is strictly a survey of the Canadian Writers Union, and I would hazard a guess […]
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By Arkady Martine Right now, the largest and most deadly wildfire in California history is burning. Last year, Hurricane Harvey drowned southeast Texas under punishing, endless rain; a month ago, Hurricane Florence did the same to North Carolina. Apocalyptic-scale disasters happen every day (and more often now, as climate change intensifies weather patterns all over […]
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By Jennifer Brozek Blurbs… those short endorsements on the front and back of your novel. They are the icing on the cake of months of hard work. Sometimes, those pithy phrases are what it takes to make a sale. For new authors, and lesser known authors, getting the right blurb for your book can make a […]
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We’re hosting a live virtual write-in today from 11 am to 7 pm Pacific time! Come join us if you’re working on the last words for you National Novel Writing Month project, or just if you want to write! Different sprint leaders will be in and out throughout the day. Love to see you there!
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Hey friends; awards season is on us again, and because no one should ever self-reject, I’d like to present some of the stuff I’ve done this year for your consideration. If anyone who is considering making nominations wants a review copy of any of these, I can provide e-copies in pdf upon request (and would […]
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Now Wait for Last Year by Philip K. Dick My rating: 1 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. SPOILER WARNING. OH MY EFFING GOD, are people reading the same book I read?! 5 stars, 4 stars, much of these from people whose opinions I respect. But – really? To me, […]
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As always, I’m doing National Novel Writing Month! Perhaps you’re not familiar: NaNoWriMo is a marathon for writers. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel, in a month! How you do this is by writing about 1667 words a day; eating the elephant one bite at a time. I never would have been […]
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