Success requires hard work and dedication – even for indie authors
Being an indie author requires more skills than “author”
Editors. You can’t please all of them all of the time, but maybe you can please some of them, some of the time.
What does an editor do and why is one important? David fills us in.
a discussion on another publishing option for your backlist of short fiction
independently publishing your stories yourself
Today Amazing Stories achieves a milestone in publishing its 1,000th post (and then some!) When this project first began – the resurrection of the world’s first science fiction magazine – I had high hopes, huge ambitions and a tremendous amount of faith in the genre community; faith that its members would live up to the […]
When is a story fit to be read? It depends on who’s reading it. Your family may seem genetically programmed to love every word you write. A potential publisher, not so much. By the time you submit your manuscript for publishing, it better have been read by a few more people than just your Mom. […]
I Love Your Story. Now Change It: Working with an editor (conclusion) Welcome back to my series on marketing and selling short fiction. I’ve written these posts in a very specific sequence, with each entry building on earlier ones. You can read my earlier posts here. In part 17, I kicked off a mini-series on […]
Britain’s Abaddon Books is a seething brew of villainous steampunk, sleek spaceships, cruel sorcery, and blood-soaked horror. I tracked their commissioning editor David Moore down to his lair, where I forced him to unravel a cracked and crumbling papyrus to reveal an ancient secret: what does a commissioning editor do all day? Thanks for speaking to Amazing […]
I’m trying to get my writing restarted after the move. I’m not trying to finish Pixie Noir in 13 weeks any longer, as I had originally planned. I’ll be happy to get it done by the end of summer. The sequel to Vulcan’s Kittens will have to wait until fall. The program I was following […]
I Love Your Story. Now Change It: Working with an editor Welcome back to my on-going series on how to market and sell short fiction. I’ve written these posts in a very specific sequence, with each entry building on earlier ones. You can read my earlier posts here. In parts 17 – 19, I kicked […]
Today I want to concentrate a bit on the contractual aspects with regards to editing. Let’s start out by mentioning there are two broad classifications of fiction and each has different requirements. Work for Hire – Generally this is when you have been contracted to create a story in someone else’s sandbox. Basically the world, characters, idea, […]
Over the last year or so, I’ve noticed something when I’ve conversed with people (in person or through email), posted things on my blog, or left comments on someone else’s blog. We may be using the same words, but what we mean by those words isn’t always the same. This is especially true when discussing […]