The thing about dreams is that they are precious to those they belong to. As writers we of course love to write, but we also want to make a living from our art. Feed our families. Find a loyal readership to share our words with. Some of us dream of making it big. J.K. Rowling … Continue reading #Writers Beware: Author Solutions and Friends: The Inside Story | David Gaughran
I've been making funny noises for a couple of months now, hinting at some secret project I'm working on. I revealed bits at a time, nothing more than grunts, really. For instance, you know I'm working on a story for an anthology. You also know it will fall under science fiction. I have not revealed … Continue reading Kōsa Press: How Collaboration Spawned A New Creative Publishing Vision
It's been a harrowing week. That is partly why I only blogged once. I'm busy with a story for an anthology and the deadline is looming and life, as always, is doing its level best to interfere with that. In any case, I've been quoted in an article on Venture Galleries where I give my opinion … Continue reading Forget genres. The story is king. – Venture Galleries
Today's blog post is slightly different from normal. I'm signal boosting a fellow author and writing buddy on Thunderclap. Her name is Jessica West and she is über talented. We are both alumni of the Virtual Writer Workshop hosted by M.J. Kelley, and she edited Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones. We are also fellow contributors on a … Continue reading Thunderclap: A Strange Alliance – #WeirdWest
The other day I asked some friends of mine on Facebook about the advantages of still writing for online magazines--specifically speculative fiction magazines. My question was less prompted by a search for bragging rights than it was about searching for ways to find more eyeballs on my work. My query resulted in two confirmations: 1) … Continue reading Writing Markets for Speculative Fiction Writers
I have a post live at Venture Galleries today. It's about honesty in writing and about the books I write, and why I write them. Also, I'm publishing my short story, Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones end of this month. I've made some changes, fleshed it out some, and had critical eyeballs scrutinize it. Still … Continue reading Why do I write the books I write? – Venture Galleries
Writers! The new updated edition of David Gaughran's Let's Get Digital is now available at Amazon. I've learned a lot from the first edition, and I'm sure a lot of other authors did too, so make sure you get this updated version with all the latest bits of information on how to launch your writing … Continue reading Let’s Get Digital 2 Is Out!