PUBLISHING: Abbreviations used in publishing.
ASSUMPTIONS VERSUS REALITIES OF THE WRITING LIFE.
HOW TO TRACK PAPER BOOK SALES
PUBLISHING TERMS DEFINED: Another good explanation of royalties, earning out, and advances.
QUERIES: Comparing your book to others.
MARKET: SF and fantasy stories wanted. Longer length. Decent payment.
MARKETS: A listing of short story and fiction venues for ethnic fiction. Sign up for the email version of this market site while you are at it. It's an excellent resource, particularly for romance markets.
AGENT INTERVIEW: Jenny Bent.
BUSINESS OF WRITING: Succeeding rather than surviving.
WORKSHOPS: I now have two workshops scheduled with another TBA.
The Big Question: How to Create a Powerful Novel from a Few Ideas and One Big Question, April 11-May 8, 2010 at SavvyAuthors.com
Have you ever read a story then felt dissatisfied by it as you put it down? All the story elements--plot, characters, romance, and suspense--were there, but something was missing. That something is often called depth or resonance, and it's that element that turns an ordinary story into one you couldn't put down.
How do you create a story like that? It starts with the creation of the story. I’ll show you how to take a simple plot idea, premise, or character and turn it into a novel with resonance.
Magic, Monsters and Amour: Creating a Believable Paranormal, Fantasy, or SF World. October 4-31, 2010 at SavvyAuthors.com October 4-31, 2010 at SavvyAuthors.com
Are vampires, fairies, and space aliens real? If you create the right background for your paranormal romance, they will be to a reader. I'll show you how to create a fantasy or paranormal background from scratch and how to make it utterly believable.