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 […]Read more "Why Canadian Writers Make Less Money (My Thoughts)"
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 […]Read more "How Do You Ask for a Blurb?"
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 […]Read more "2018 Awards Eligibility Post!"
As posted on the SFWA blog, written by me: “Hey, I’m looking for advice. My character lost a limb in the last fight. Does anyone know about writing amputees?” I was inspired to write this because I’ve had this conversation on Twitter a few times. My husband is an amputee from a traumatic accident that […]Read more "Writing Amputees (@sfwa)"
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 […]Read more "My NaNoWriMo Progress"
By Paul Barrett, Art Director, Girl Friday Productions After years of pouring your soul into your book, the last thing you want to do is flub the landing with a bad book cover. Of course, we all judge books by their covers (otherwise they wouldn’t exist!), so it’s crucial that you achieve a book cover […]Read more "10 Things NOT to Do to Your Book Cover"
The Complete Handbook Of Novel Writing: Everything You Need To Know About Creating & Selling Your Work by Writer’s Digest Books My rating: 5 of 5 stars An excellent writing guide, suited for writers of all levels. I think this collection of essays and articles will have the most utility to the beginning writer. There’s […]Read more "Book Review: The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing (Writer’s Digest)"