Submission Madness

In "the Secret Life of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4", by the hilarious Sue Townsend, Adrian's class is on a field trip when the bus driver, driven to the ends of his nerves, submits to motorway madness. All of the kids arrive home safely, but shaken, and the bus driver gets a well-deserved rest. We've all…

Smashwords: Amazon’s Hachette Dispute Foreshadows What’s Next for Indie Authors

Interesting posting, well worth a read. Smashwords: Amazon's Hachette Dispute Foreshadows What's Next for Indie Authors.

The Writer’s Union and the art of gentle discouragement

I was lucky enough to be able to attend a Writer's Union workshop yesterday. I say lucky, because, as a writer without a book published by a "real" publishing house, I can't be a member, so it was a bit like being invited to a frat house but not allowed to drink. It was an…

Infographic: 4 Key Book Publishing Paths

Infographic: 4 Key Book Publishing Paths. Excellent post by Jane Friedman. Writers should subscribe.

Word on the Street Festival Doesn’t Care About Author Scam

Word on the Street Festival Doesn't Care About Author Scam. Reblogged from David Gaughran's excellent blog. While I am not aware of Author Solutions position with the Halifax Word on the Street Festival, I thought I would repost in the interest of writers beware.  

How do you know when it’s ready?

I'm delighted to report my wonderful, smart, and confident niece has written and self-published her first book and is now marketing it to bookstores in her area, as well as on Amazon. It's called "Crescent" and I'll link to it here. When I first heard about this, though, I was startled to find in my…

Taking flight…

I've been working on a little story for a while now. It originally was a story from the fantastical 3DayNovel contest - dashed off in a pile of sweat and handwriting over three days, painstakingly typed into my computer over the next day or two. I was thrilled that it survived the competition, made it to the…

Connecting to the real writer’s life

Ach. I am fed up with myself. I've been a self-described writer for several years now and my publication list is just terrible. It all started out pretty marvy, with lots of articles published about my silly life, a story published here and there, some entries in various professional publications. Then I got lost in…

Connecting to the criminal element

Whew. It's like the wild west out there. I'm talking about self-publishing, small publishing companies, vanity presses, etc. With the endless diversity there is now available in the publishing universe, it is becoming harder and harder to pick out the black hats from the white hats. We writers are a needy lot, and want so desperately to…

Why the Review Review should be read by everyone…

Excellent writing advice! Writing support and suggestions Reviews of magazines and writing Resources and links Contests! Full of tasty goodness, it's now going to be my homepage. And I've signed up for the newsletter... Enjoy. http://www.thereviewreview.net