Hidden Gems: Connie Willis and Carrie Vaughn

The most interesting things turn up when least expected. While browsing Audible, I came across a free download: Connie Willis and Carrie Vaughn: A Conversation Connie Willis, the multiple Hugo Award-winning author of Blackout, and Carrie Vaughn, the author of the Kitty Norville paranormal fantasy series, discuss speculative fiction and the art of writing. It's […]

How to get a job as a freelance writer

So you wanna be a full time writer, but your novel is still stuck on some faceless editors desk in NYC. You need to pay the bills, and you'd like to do it without continually asking "do you want fries with that?" as part of your schtick. You've heard other authors talk about making ends […]

Good advice? Don't ignore negative reviews -- feature them!

One of the best books I read in 2006 was Infoquake, by David Louis Edelman. I had a chance to interview him recently. He's a nice guy, and a smart guy, and one hell of a writer in my opinion. But as always happens, not everyone agrees with that last assertion. David has recently posted […]

More advice for authors

Seth Godin has a post featuring his short-list of advice for authors. While Seth is a non-fiction author, and his advice was aimed specifically other non-fiction authors, much of the advice holds true. He has some great advice on hiring your own editor, giving away copies, the value of blurbs vs. blog mentions and much more.   [Read more...]

Advice for authors

Author Will Shetterly has some advice and reflections for authors and other creative folks when facing the occasional cold hard truth about making ends meet while pursuing dreams and ambitions.   [Read more...]