I love reading all kinds of genres. Whether it be poems, song lyrics, autobiographies, recipes, etc. I'm not a picky reader. In this post, I'll discuss something few talk about. The War of the Genres! Publish America and the Hasty Generalization That Pissed Off the Science Fiction and Fantasy Community Almost twenty years ago, a … Continue reading The War of the Genres and Why Fantasy Writing isn’t for Everyone! (I Feel Your Pain, George R.R. Martin)!
Goal: At Least 50 REJECTIONS a YEAR? No Problem, Let’s Go Crazy!
Typically, rejection doesn't hold a positive connotation. And why would it? Rejection is painful. When I was much younger writer, I often didn't bother submitting my work because I didn't think it would be accepted. Plenty of times while writing a query letter or a cover letter, the part that always froze me up was … Continue reading Goal: At Least 50 REJECTIONS a YEAR? No Problem, Let’s Go Crazy!
Don’t Know About You, but I Need a Little Motivation.
Writer's Digest just completed their judging for the Popular Fiction Awards and even though I considered I wouldn't win first place, I thought I'd at least get an honorable mention. 😦 Nope. Nada. Nothing. I'm bummed right now. I don't know what to do with this story. I've sent it to so many places and … Continue reading Don’t Know About You, but I Need a Little Motivation.
Racism? You Don’t Say?
A discussion came up on Facebook regarding the apparent lack of diversity in publishing when Martha Boss, book blogger, educator, and model shared her opinion regarding the lack of diversity at book events. She explained that she had no desire to attend any literary events that didn't have authors from all walks of life. And … Continue reading Racism? You Don’t Say?
Why is Manchester an “Indie Author Hotspot” ?
I noticed the title of this article on another author's news feed and I wondered why Manchester is an "Indie author hotspot". I considered the title could possibly be clickbait and ignored my curiosity. But I don't think that any longer. There must be some connection. Why? Because now Amazon.co.uk is launching a … Continue reading Why is Manchester an “Indie Author Hotspot” ?
Had I But Known . . . Or, You Wrote it, Now Sell It!
According to Mr. Wikipedia, "'Had I but known' is a form of foreshadowing that hints at some looming disaster in which the main character laments his or her course of action that came before some other series of unfortunate events or actions and classically, the narrator never makes explicit the nature of the mistake until both the narrator … Continue reading Had I But Known . . . Or, You Wrote it, Now Sell It!