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First Time Is a Charm: An Interview with Published First-Time Author Patricia Vanasse

Since I worked with an early draft of Patricia Vanasse’s paranormal YA manuscript in January of 2012, a lot has happened. Resilient was accepted and recently released by Pants on Fire Press, a boutique press. It also received some interest from Hollywood, and placed in the 2012 Golden Acorn Excellence in Writing Award. Any author would count these … Read More »

Fiction on the Digital Frontier: An Interview with Genese Davis

When I began editing Genese Davis’s The Holder’s Dominion in 2011, it fascinated me because it highlights the often-underestimated degree of connection between the online world and real life; it treats the Internet—and online gaming—as an extension of human society, not an alternative to it. I’m not a gamer, but I am someone who has moved around the … Read More »

Brave on the Page: A conversation about creative courage with Gigi Little

Portland, Oregon’s authors have many friends in common, and it’s a good day when two more of us meet, making its community even tighter. I had the honor of meeting Gigi Little this fall when our friend-in-common, author Laura Stanfill, included us in Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life, an anthology … Read More »

Social Media for Authors: Week 3 of 4

If you spend a lot of time on social networking sites, are you wasting your time or getting results? Last week in Brazen Careerist’s Social Media Bootcamp course, the focus was on how to answer this question. So far we learned: Week 1’s lesson was to listen to your audience and figure out what they … Read More »

Social Media for Authors: Week 2 of 4

Caveat: This is the week my imagination ran a little wild, dragging me along in a gadarene frenzy behind it. How I got here has more to do with my cart-first nature than with the Social Media Bootcamp course; and how I got back on the horse has everything to do with the quality of … Read More »

Social Media for Authors: Week 1 of 4

One week down, three to go in the monthlong Social Media Bootcamp*. After weeding out some corporate-speak and translating the course into author-speak, three themes are emerging. I’m getting interested in GoodReads as a forum to connect with readers, even though it will take some time to build up that presence, if I choose to … Read More »

Writing guide giveaway

As part of a month-long social media course, I’m running an unscientific study on where readers hang out on the ‘net. What’s in it for you? Well, here’s your chance to win one of five free copies of The Editor’s Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8265072-the-editor-s-lexicon Head on over to the giveaway page on … Read More »