by Gary Smailes In this article you will discover the steps a novel must go through in order to be made into a film; you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the process and discover the elements that you, as an author, can control to have a positive impact on the chances of seeing your… Read More How to Get Your Novel Made into a Film
by Kate M. Colby If you follow me on social media, you may have seen this month’s exciting announcement: for the second semester, The Cogsmith’s Daughter (Desertera #1) will be taught in a university classroom. This time, TCD features in a Science Fiction & Fantasy literature class. When I saw the syllabus, I nearly cried. To… Read More Why I Write Science Fiction & Fantasy
by Meg Dowell Writing is hard enough. Add imposter syndrome into the mix and it becomes the kind of challenge you have to remind yourself, quite often, is still worth pursuing. Imposter syndrome is more of psychological phenomenon than an actual syndrome. It is nothing more than a bundle of feelings of inadequacy. But… Read More I Deal with Imposter Syndrome Daily and I Haven’t Quit Writing Yet
by Jacqui Murray One of my writing gigs is as an Amazon Vine Voice. They send me free books (and other products) and I share my honest opinion. If you go to Amazon, you’ll find a label (Vine Voice) by my name, as you will with all of the other Vine reviewers. It just… Read More 7 Tips for Paranormal Writers
by Christina Dalcher [Alternately titled: Previously published (or, don’t be as stupid as I was) ] Today’s blog post is brought to you by the Letter S for Stupid and the Number 1 for All it takes is one website to lock you out. Confused? I’ll explain. You already know I write flash fiction. Some of it’s… Read More What Previously Published Means for Flash Fiction
by Lev Raphael A friend publishing her first book just got a negative review on Amazon, but it’s the only really bad one among about two dozen positive reviews. And lots of those were raves. I told her it was a mistake to read bad reviews. Ever.
by Larry Kahaner Amazon’s Kindle Scout program makes my head spin. It’s clever in ways that you don’t see. (Read “Part 1: The Weirdest Writing Thing I’ve Ever Done.“) Amazon has disrupted the traditional publishing business which consists of the following flow: the author who writes the book, to the agent who acts… Read More Why an Establishment Author is Doing Amazon’s Kindle Scout – Part 2