Convention vs. the Current Truths The sky is falling. (In the past twelve months we’ve sold seven debut novels, some for six figures, and have sold tons more new books and series for established authors.) Print books are dead. (E-books are gaining on print, but there’s still a long way to go before they take…… Continue reading Market Insights: Lucienne Diver, The Knight Agency
Love. Sweet, steamy, star-crossed or paranomal … what makes your lovers special? By which I mean, themselves and not generic. Below is the passage that prompted this post. It's from the POV of Ilse Marin, the heroine introduced into my series in Part 7: Healer’s Sword. The quote is from Part 10: Unholy Science, still…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #33 – Special Love
Wow, it’s been a week since the Clarion Write-a-Thon finished! There have been so many wonderful people participating in the Write-a-Thon. People have challenged themselves creatively. People have done that crazy scary thing of telling people that they are doing creative things and could they get some sponsorship. People have finished, started and edited novels.…… Continue reading Write-a-thon full of win, prizes and a survey!
On certain medieval charts, dragons or some form of sea monster appear on the margins of the parchment, in territories and oceans as yet unexplored. They served as a reminder of how little we knew and perhaps, how little we still know. While the images of dragons are not uncommon, historically, there is only one…… Continue reading Spec Tech: Here Be Dragons – A Brief Look at Sea Monsters
Kari Terhark writes on getting mileage out of authors and scenes you love while making them your own. (Lynda) Kari Terhark lives in the Bay area and works as a financial analyst. She is working on her first novel, a historical fantasy adventure. When I finally decided to pick up my pen and start writing, I…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #32 – Re-purposing Your Favs