How Twitter Can Make You Money

Or, alternatively, save you money.  Since signing up for Twitter about six months ago, I have won three hard-copy books, and been given and/or alerted to over a dozen free e-books.  Total value: approximately $70. I made seventy dollars just by following people and paying attention. Now, I would have said saved $70 if IContinue reading “How Twitter Can Make You Money”

Writers of the Future Q4: Finalists and Semis Announced

I’m so glad I can finally beak my silence. Of course, I’ve been dropping not-so-subtle hints here and there, but now I can say it outright: I’m a finalist again in the Writers of the Future contest! And though I’m trying not to get my hopes up too much, I’d really like to win.  AndContinue reading “Writers of the Future Q4: Finalists and Semis Announced”

Next Year’s Goals

Being sick sucks. And I was sickest on Christmas. Bah.  Humbug.  But anywho… A quick, concise list of next year’s goals: *Write 2,000 words a week day or 10,000 words a week–even when editing and even when guests are over. *Finish current novel based on my 2010 WotF finalist story. *Finalize and submit MG novel.Continue reading “Next Year’s Goals”

The Business Ethics of Writing and Publishing: Shilling

There are all sorts of articles available on how to publish (traditional and self), on why or why not to go a certain route, how to present yourself, how to produce a good product, how to get the attention of agents, publishers, reviewers, readers, etc. But you know what I’ve never seen?  An article aboutContinue reading “The Business Ethics of Writing and Publishing: Shilling”

I Have Work! (or, Spotlighting Differences Between Writers and Illustrators)

I have been commissioned to illustrate a story in an upcoming semi-pro anthology.  I won’t give any details at the moment, since I haven’t signed a contract yet, but I’m already through the concept art stage, have refined my line art, and any minute now should be starting on my shading. As I said, it’sContinue reading “I Have Work! (or, Spotlighting Differences Between Writers and Illustrators)”

Why Copyright Extends Long after You are Gone

I’m referring everyone I can to these two blog posts, because if you own intellectual property it’s important to know your rights. First, Copyright is People, a guest post by Michael Capobianco for Writer Beware™ blogs: http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2011/10/guest-blog-post-copyright-is-people.html Next is a post by Neil Gaiman, Important. And Pass It on…: http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2006/10/important-and-pass-it-on.html In the second post thereContinue reading “Why Copyright Extends Long after You are Gone”

Blogroll!

Good morning, Or afternoon or evening, depending on your current local. Wanted to pop in today to point out the brand-new blogroll over there to the left of the page.  If you haven’t encountered any of these writers or illustrators before I suggest you take the time to peek at their sites.  The blogroll, like this blog andContinue reading “Blogroll!”

New Blog and Aesthetics

Hello all! New post and a shiny-new blog to go with it. For my first post at my new home, I’d like to talk about to present yourself on the internet.  I’m not going the comments-and-behavior route with this one.  I’d specifically like to discuss aesthetics.  First, if you’ve never been there before (but chancesContinue reading “New Blog and Aesthetics”