Tag Archives: publishing business

Professional Wednesday: Creativity and the Market

As a professional writer — as a professional in the arts — I take on several career roles. I am an artist, of course. I create. I am an editor, and not just in the traditional sense of editing the … Continue reading

Posted in Business of publishing, Novels, Publishing, Short Fiction, Thieftaker, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writing-Tip Wednesday: Call For Stories, and Submission Advice Revisited!

I am co-editing a new Zombies Need Brains anthology with my friend, Joshua Palmatier, who is the founder and owner of Zombies Need Brains. Joshua is co-editing all three of the ZNB anthologies this year, which to my mind is … Continue reading

Posted in Business of publishing, Character, Fantasy, Publishing, Short Fiction, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Writing-Tip Wednesday: Call For Stories, and Submission Advice Revisited!

Writing-Tip Wednesday: On Blogging

So, at the risk of going full-on meta, I would like to post today about blogging — the value and costs of maintaining a blog, the secrets of keeping the blog fresh for you and for your readers. When I … Continue reading

Posted in Business of publishing, Publicity, Publishing, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Writing-Tip Wednesday: On Blogging

Writing-Tip Wednesday: How To Handle Profanity In Your Writing

Have you watched the HBO series Deadwood? It’s a Western, the creative child of the brilliant David Milch. It’s violent, brutally realistic, and absolutely the most profane thing I have ever watched, with the possible exception of the Academy Award-winning … Continue reading

Posted in Business of publishing, Novels, Publishing, Setting, Thieftaker, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Writing-Tip Wednesday: How To Handle Profanity In Your Writing

Writing-Tip Wednesday: Let’s Talk Trunk Novels

A good idea remains such, regardless of the market and our inability to execute that idea when first it comes to us. Sometimes we need to grow into the ambition of certain projects. Let me tell you about my trunk … Continue reading

Posted in Business of publishing, Fantasy, Islevale Cycle, Novels, Publishing, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Writing-Tip Wednesday: Let’s Talk Trunk Novels

Monday Musings: How Are You Doing? How Am I Doing?

How are you holding up? No, really. I’m asking. I’m asking you, and I’ve been asking myself over the past week or so. This is a remarkable time we’re living through. Obviously, I don’t mean remarkable as in “This is … Continue reading

Posted in Business of publishing, Family, Friendship, History, kids, parenting, Politics, travel, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monday Musings: How Are You Doing? How Am I Doing?

Writing-Tip Wednesday: Self-Defining Success

As you know at this point, we are in the midst of release week for Time’s Assassin, the third book in my epic fantasy/time travel series, The Islevale Cycle. For today’s writing tip, I am going to address a matter … Continue reading

Posted in Angry Robot Books, Business of publishing, Falstaff Books, Islevale Cycle, Novels, Publishing, Time's Assassin, Time's Children, Time's Demon, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Writing-Tip Wednesday: Self-Defining Success

Monday Musings: On New Releases and All That Comes With Them

It is release week for Time’s Assassin, the third book in my epic fantasy/time travel series, The Islevale Cycle, and so that will be the focus of my posts this week. And I’d like to kick off the week with … Continue reading

Posted in Angry Robot Books, Business of publishing, Falstaff Books, Islevale Cycle, Novels, Publishing, Time's Assassin, Time's Children, Time's Demon, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monday Musings: On New Releases and All That Comes With Them

Writing Tip-Wednesday: Reevaluating Goals in the Time of Covid-19

Each of us responds in his or her own way to stress and uncertainty and fear – and there is plenty of all three to go around right now. I have one friend who has been unbelievably productive during the … Continue reading

Posted in Business of publishing, Novels, Publishing, Short Fiction, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Writing Tip-Wednesday: Reevaluating Goals in the Time of Covid-19

Writing-Tip Wednesday: Making the Most of Our Present Situation

My Writing-Tip Wednesday post for last week was a downer (and also had a rather annoying typo near the end, for which I apologize). No way around it: The publishing business is in a bad place right now, and if … Continue reading

Posted in Business of publishing, Publishing, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Writing-Tip Wednesday: Making the Most of Our Present Situation