After a rigorous and highly scientific research-based poll…okay, wait. Actually, I tweeted a question to the Interwebz yesterday for examples of female lead characters in fantasy novels. The results were diverse on just about every spectrum. Recommendations included everything from YA to lesbian mystery fantasies. While authors skewed towards female, it was by no means a male […]
Math, Magic, and Storytelling Shell Games
A writer walks into a doctor’s office. “You gotta help me, doc. I keep hearing about everyone making money from self-publishing, and everywhere I go, someone’s trying to sell me their book.” “I see,” the doctor says, nodding. “So what seems to be the problem?” “Well, I figure if everyone’s writing a book, I should […]
NaNoWriMo 2013 Winnah
50,000 words. 21 days. No problem.
Collection of NaNoWriMo Tips
I’m jumping back into the NaNoWriMo fray this year (follow along and friend me if you are, too!). After taking last year off from NaNoWriMo, I thought I’d brush up on the collective advice from the Interwebz about this crazy scribe sprint. Here’s a list of my favorite posts (in no particular order): […]
The Writer’s Dilemma: More Money or More Rights?
Earlier today I tossed out a question to the twitterverse: “Attn writers: Would you prefer to be paid more for your work (and have less rights) or be paid less (and have more rights)?” My suspicion was that in a digital era where self-publishing is taking an increasingly larger piece of the traditional publishing’s pie, […]