I took a bite of my breakfast omelet. Knock. Knock. Knock. I chewed quickly but not quick enough. Bim, our self appointed guard dog, beat me to the door. He barked a greeting that sounded more like a threat. My translation: Don't bother her; she's eating...
photo by Leanne Dyck We, writers, think we are working alone but in reality we heavily rely on others for support. We hope our readers will find our work and tell others about it. We hope publishers will accept our submissions. We connect with other authors...
Review: Every Word by Ellie Marney | #wattscroft ~ Michelle and Leslie's...
Hardcover: 334 pages. Publisher: Tundra Books Release Date: Septeber 8, 2015. Source of my copy: publisher. Series: Every #2. Synopsis James
Do You Need to Copyright your Manuscript? Will it Prevent Book Piracy?
by Anne R. Allen Should I pay to copyright my manuscript? Will a publisher or agent steal my plot from a query? How can I protect my ideas?
Writing Discipline And Mindset For Authors With James Scott Bell | The C...
Writing, self-publishing, book marketing, creative entrepreneurship
Fiction University: Fix Your Reader’s Pet Peeves: Relying on Old Tropes
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy. My husband and I recently watched a movie that was doing everything right, but still fell flat, because it d
Does an Author Really Need a Blog? 10 Reasons a Blog May Help Your Career
by Anne R. Allen "Blogging doesn't sell books." "Don't waste your time blogging." "Make book trailers! Email those newsletters! Spend more t
A Scavenger Hunt, A Field Trip. amd Some Good Books!
This past week was another one of those really busy but fabulous weeks. Emily and I started the week with our normal home school lessons, bu
Writers' Conferences & Book Festivals, 2015 & 2016
by Jodie Renner, editor, author, speaker @JodieRennerEd As I do a few times a year, I've compiled a list of writers' conferences and book fe
I spent a lot of time researching editors, reading, and buying books on ...
Today's guest post is by John Bard: Want to scare a bunch of writers silly? You won't need to put on a Freddy Krueger mask and chase after t
Book review: When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid
I heard about When Everything Feels Like the Movies while listening to Canada Reads. One of the panelists complained about the amount of sex
Fiction University: Fix Your Reader’s Pet Peeves: Stereotypes and Charac...
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy. Several weeks ago I asked everyone to share their reading pet peeves, and you did (thanks, guys!). It was in
Book review: Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (part two)
Part two of a review written by me (while in middle school). And in case you missed it (or what to re-read it), here's the link to part one.
What Should a Novelist Blog About? Do's and Don'ts for Author-Bloggers
by Anne R. Allen When I teach blogging to new writers, the most common question I get is: "What should I blog about?" My answer isn't the sa