Resources and Advice for Writers

There are many types of writing: novels, short stories, articles, technical documents, copywriting, business plans, and the list goes on. Looking for some inspiration or help in your writing career? Here are some programs and pieces of advice from fellow writers. Fiction Writers (and creative non-fiction writers) Thinking about getting an MFA? Then go through …

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Guest Post: Shifting from Writing Literary to Commercial Fiction

By Tantra Bensko Tantra Bensko is a talented writer and wonderful teacher. In fact, she taught me how to write experimental fiction at UCLA Extension. She is the author of numerous books, including her latest, Glossolalia, a psychological suspense novel that is part of her Agents of the Nevermind series. Below she shares her experiences her …

The Overlap of Games and Books

Games and books have a lot in common, especially when it comes to the publishing process. There's also a lot of cool overlap. After all, most games have full narrative stories. And those stories are written by professional writers. Now, game writers can win a Nebula award, from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, …

Genres in Publishing

There's a lot going on in publishing. One really interesting thing to watch is what's happening in different genres. Usually, I think the term "genre" here refers to the big three: romance, sci-fi/fantasy, and maybe thriller/crime. But there's so much more to it. BookNet Canada has been studying popular genres and releasing reports. One report …

Ebook Review: Apocalypse, Diary of a Survivor

Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor by Matt Pike “I guess it was inevitable – the end of the world we know – the end of humanity. Finding out early was a gift, surviving impact night was a miracle, living to tell the tale, well, that was the price I will pay, forever. There’s no going …

Ebook Review: Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor 2

Apocalypse 2: Diary of a Survivor by Matt Pike “I thought I had already seen the best and worst of humanity. But I was wrong.” When a rogue comet smashed into Earth, Jack Baldwin’s life changed forever. In a single night of carnage, the vast majority of the world’s population was obliterated, while those who survived were …

An Interview with Eric Lotke, author of Making Manna

Eric Lotke is the author of Making Manna: Libby Thompson is just fourteen years old when she flees her abusive home with her newborn son, Angel. Now they must build a life for themselves on hard work and low wages, dealing with police who are sometimes helpful—but not always—and a drug dealer who is full …

Ebook Review: Three (Book 3 of The Godslayer Cycle)

Three by Ron Glick (Book 3 of The Godslayer Cycle) Everyone has a past that affects their present - but not many have their present affect their past. The latest sword has awoken, but it is unlike any of the others that have come before. Three is not a sword that controls perception or elemental power, but …

Ebook Review: The Novel, Kunzman, the Novel!

The Novel, Kunzman, The Novel! by Larry Lefkowitz The assistant to a known literary critic suffers from the domination of the critic. After the critic's sudden death, the assistant believes he has been freed from the critic's dominance. However when the critic's beautiful wife asks him to complete an unfinished novel written by her late husband, the …

Ebook Review: My Life As A Sperm

My Life As A Sperm by William Darrah Whitaker Buddy Price, a Hollywood agent, dies in a car crash and finds himself in Heaven. There, he discovers God’s had enough with people and plans on pulling the plug if we can’t learn to get along - a 'love thy neighbor or else' sort of message. An …