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Author and Editor

Tag: Publishing

Selling a book is hair-raising.

Selling a book, or rather… the rights for someone else to publish a book, is a rather hair raising process. I got the offers late last week. I sat and read/reread the contract of the pub I wanted to go with over and over again, hoping I wasn’t too much of a newb that I’d… Read More ›

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Ingrained Elitism and Ableism in Publishing

I’m pretty much beyond the point of no return with regards to publishing with a big 5, or even being represented by an agent, (lol, unless my very outspokenness nets me one or the other, and yes, I’ve seen that happen, recently) so I think it’s safe enough for me to speak out about what… Read More ›

Wondering

I really wonder why agents act like they’re the be all and end all of publishing? Of course, it’s not ALL agents. I just closed out a bunch of queries after they hit the 90 day mark. Sure, I might still hear back on some of them, but at that point it’s unlikely. I happened to… Read More ›

What does an author owe a reader?

What do entertainers, especially writers for the purposes contained herein, owe to their readers? (It applies to other forms of entertainment too, in different ways.) I’m going to approach this from the dual perspective of being an author AND being an avaricious, extremely loyal, reader. On the author side: What do I owe my readers?… Read More ›

Mental Health Hiccup

Sorry, it’s another not so pretty blog post. You can pretty much tell my mood by how much effort I put into to putting images and what not into my blogs. I had a mental health hiccup this week. For so many reasons. Let me count the ways. (That’s a Shakes joke, laugh already, I’m… Read More ›

Reviews

Yeah, yeah, we all know we need to review books. I mean… we DO know that right? Backing up, just a bit in case you DON’T know. Reviews sell books for authors. There is NOTHING you can do more to support an author (other than buying the book in the first place/asking your library to… Read More ›

Multifarious Press

Welp, cat is officially out of the bag on this one. So, some words. The idea to found Multifarious Press smacked me like a freight train a little over a year ago. Remember I’ve been writing for a long time, editing for almost as long. I discovered writer-twitter and the wonderful (and horrible) world it… Read More ›

Meanderings of an exhausted mind

It’s me, so you gotta know this is likely going to be an uncomfy topic to talk about. Seems I excel in finding those to blog about. A little forward for those who don’t follow my blog, I’m an excellent writer and a phenomenal editor (not my words). I’ve been writing for 29 years on… Read More ›

The History and Value of Patronage

Trying something new, you can hear me narrate this post here… while you scan through the pretty pics if you want. YouTube link to my blog post narrations.  I have two university degrees. My majors for my B.Sc. were biophysical anthropology/forensic chemistry, the other is a Masters in Teaching with a focus on World History.  Hard to tell… Read More ›

Pain and Carve the Mark

Narrated version here. Past couple of days have been pretty high pain days for me. Weather can really affect my pain levels, and the temperature has gone from snow, to icy freezing rain to almost spring-like temperatures accompanied by rain, and back down to cold enough to freeze, in the matter of hours or the… Read More ›