By J.A. (Julie) Kazimer
*The words/numbers I am about to bore you with are all true.
- You can trust me. I would never lie.
Did anyone else get a little flutter just saying the word? Are your hands starting to sweat?
If not, then you probably haven’t launched a book recently. Read More
by Katriena Knights
If you’ve seriously pursued writing for any amount of time, you know you can’t be trusted to judge your own work. Scenes that seem wonderfully constructed in our heads are completely incomprehensible to other people. Read More
By Kerry Schafer
Finish the damn book.
I know you’ve heard this before. You’ve heard it from writers far more well known than I am, people like Neil Gaiman and Stephen King. There’s even a Finish the Damn Book Contest out there you can enter, if you need that kind of encouragement. Read More
By J.A. Kazimer
My name is Julie and I’m an author.
You know I’m telling the truth, because it says so right there on that book —>
Anyway, people are always asking questions. The big one is “Would you like fries with that?” but sometimes the questions relate to being an author. Read More
By Warren Hammond
Why do you read fiction?
You might say compelling characters. Or high-stakes drama. Maybe you love the plot twists you didn’t see coming. Read More
by Kerry Schafer
Last month I shared some of my thoughts about intentions, suggesting that it’s a good idea to have some and see where they take you. And then I tacked a little afterthought on the end, saying how next time we’d talk about Action Plans. Read More
By J.A. (Julie) Kazimer
Listen closely, for I am about to tell you a publishing secret no one else wants you to know.
Are you ready?
Not everything a writer writes is good.
Shocking, right? J.K. Read More
by Jeffe Kennedy
On one of my author loops recently, a number of people were gnashing teeth over their lack of success in the publishing world. Read More
Move away from the stack of books you slowly acquired ever since you first had the thought that you might want to write fiction. (Spoiler alert: all those books pretty much all say the same thing. They are as repetitive as magazines about how to swing a golf club. Or how to diet. Read More
This post was previously published on August 27, 2013
For the last week I’ve racked my brain to come up with a blog post for the ages, one which will be sheared into the mind of every reader. Read More