Tag Archives: writing

While I Await Pitch Wars News…

Official Pitch Wars Logo

It’s that time of year again, when I and 3,700 other aspiring authors try out for Pitch Wars. Let me take a moment to tell you all about it.

Book Review: 100 Fathoms Below

100 Fathoms Below

Setting sail inside a tin can, in enemy waters, and someone on board isn’t feeling quite well. What could possibly go wrong? My review of 100 Fathoms Below.

Revision: Structuring (and re-structuring) Chapters

Tom Hanks Writer

Most of us create first drafts that need quite a bit of work before they’re doing what they need to do. Maybe you’re the type of writer who never looks back while writing that first draft until you’ve typed the words The End. Or, perhaps you tend to write novels a bit at a time, and you pause to revise as you go. Regardless, there will be a first draft to deal with, and it will inevitably take a few passes to get it right. The key to revising well is to see it as an opportunity, not an ordeal.

Boskone – New England’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention (part 1)

Boskone 56 Banner Image

For any aspiring author of fantasy, science fiction, and horror fiction, Boskone is one of the best, most supportive communities in New England.

Gearing Up for Boskone56!

Boskone

Boskone56 is nearly upon us! Who’s excited? Me! Last year at this time, I was a hot mess. Boskone55 being my very first convention ever, I had no idea what to expect. I knew authors were going to be there, talking on panels, signing autographs, walking around in the halls, talking to people, and existing in …

#IWSG – The Path to Publication

Mountain Path

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, which means it’s #IWSG day! That would be the Insecure Writer’s Support Group if you didn’t know, started by the esteemed Alex J. Cavanaugh. Be sure to pop over to the website and check it out. You’ll find a fantastic community of like-minded writer types, all at varying stages …

Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian Andy Weir

I just read a The Martian, a book loved dearly by a LOT of people. I, however, didn’t love it. In my review, I discuss elements of this book that failed me.

My Interview for Arthur McCabe’s Website!

Arthur McCabe

My Very First “Writer” Interview!! Over on the website Interviews from the Void, I had the honor of chatting with Arthur McCabe about a whole bunch of interesting writing stuff. It’s a sign of how inept I am at professional marketing and blogging that I only just thought today of mentioning this on my own …

The Biggest Pitfall for Aspiring Authors

Pit Fall

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, and you know what that means.  It’s #IWSG Day! The question this month is…   What pitfalls have you encountered on your journey to publication that you can share with others? Well, uh… hmm. I don’t actually know of many pitfalls from direct personal experience. To date, I …

My ReaderCon 2018 Experience (Part 2)

ReaderCon

It took two ridiculously long posts to cover all the fun of ReaderCon 2018, but I gotta say, I had an incredible time. If you’re a fan of science fiction and fantasy stories, you have to get to ReaderCon. You won’t be disappointed.