Writing Advice: Just Add Zombies

I take no credit for this one and just heard about it myself. An editor at Changeling Press passed it on to the authors and thus I’m passing it on to you (I needed the content anyway :P). It’s even Halloween-flavored. Thanks to Rebecca Johnson for sharing this great technique. …

Show Me the Money Project

I just found this blog post by Brenda Hiatt and LOVE it! This is information authors and future authors need to know about the publishers they wish to be with. This blog (updated as Brenda receives info) lays out advances and earn outs for most of the top publishers. Check …

RT Con Advice #3: Carolan Ivey

Fellow Samhellion Carolan Ivey (who was also with me at the Romance Junkies Chat at the beginning of January) has two blogs worth of info. They are equal parts hilarious and informative. Thirteen Things You Can’t Live Without at RT 1. No fear of crowds. If you’re claustrophobic, get in …

RT Con Advice #2: Virginia Ettel

My first contributor to this advice thread is Virginia Ettel and she has this to say: Bookmark this website: http://www.tsa.gov/index.shtm This is the website for the Transportation Safety Administration. Unless you’re driving your own car from home, you need the information here. Most people don’t travel often enough to know …

RT Con Advice #1: Me

Well, the Romantic Times BOOKlovers Convention in Orlando, FL is just around the corner. No seriously. It is literally around the corner. You’re going to blink and it’ll be April. Watch. There are plenty of people going to RT Con for the very first time. I’ve been there and done …

Why Ask Why

Screw W5H (who, what, where, when, why, and how), so far as I’m concerned the only one that matters is WHY. One of my biggest pet peeves is finishing a book and wondering about something the author left dangling. As an author, I understand there are things you can’t put …

Good Advice Part One

I’ve titled this post “Good Advice Part One” because I know more advice will be coming my way over time and I’ll need to add to this list. Warning – this initial list is pretty long but everything mentioned is important. There are certain things every single author — whether …

Importance of Back-ups

While this topic isn’t as fun of as some of my others, it is very, very, extremely important for every writer of every genre. Hell, it’s important for anyone who stores their brain children on their computer. Let’s face it, people, as much as you love your computer and its …

Hoarding Addresses

First, Adrienne hit #9 on MBaM’s bestseller list on July 17th and has stayed there. Thank you all for enjoying my work. I’m tremendously glad you like it (I can’t say that enough). Second, I totally didn’t get to the goals I listed last week. I’m still working on my …

Lack of Opinion

First, I’d like to state (for the record) that of the goals I mentioned last week I didn’t get to the speakers. They are still strewn haphazardly around the room waiting for me to get off my butt. Actually, I wish being on my butt was my only problem. It’s …