Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Links of Interest

BUSINESS OF WRITING: Why you should avoid joint accounting on a multibook contract.

LIFE OF THE WRITER: Keeping your career going during emergencies.

BUSINESS OF PUBLISHING: What kind of advance should a first-time author expect with one of the big publishers? A list of various genres.

PROMOTION: Business cards for writers.

COPYRIGHT: Using other people's words correctly.

SELF-PUBLISHING OVERVIEW: Two well-thought-out overviews on self-publishing.


PROMOTION: Using Social Media

PROMOTION: Public speaking advice

CRAFT: Writing action scenes.

PROMOTION: An author brand. What it is and how to decide what yours is.

CRAFT: If you have ever wanted a to-do list before you begin your copyediting, here is a good basic one.

CRAFT: Keeping the middle of your novel from sagging.


CHARACTERS: What is a backbone character and how to choose one.

CHARACTERS: Writing an effective leader.


ACTION SCENES: Staging a fight.

WORLDBUILDING: Talking animals.

THE HERO'S JOURNEY: A series of blog that detail the hero's journey. Good info for building a plot.

CHARACTERS: Creating your main character from the ground up.

BUSINESS OF PUBLISHING: An honest and disheartening look at how Kindle's new 70% royalty is such a good deal after all.



Magic, Monsters and Amour: Creating a Believable Paranormal, Fantasy, or SF World. October 4-31, 2010 at October 4-31, 2010 at

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.

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