It’s hard not to be frustrated by the rampant cheating going on, but that’s no excuse for being an asshat to readers, reviewers, and other writers.
I sell my work for money, like a dentist or a house painter. I am a professional. That means I won’t work for someone else to profit while I get nothing. That’s not what professionals do. If that means I’m not gracious or generous, so be it.
Revised and expanded – Karin Kallmaker’s advice on how to prepare for your first public reading of your book: Pick the right passage, practice, prepare for questions and close with a call to action.
Panel for new(er) writers on Getting Published, this Saturday January 7 at 11 a.m. at the Castro Valley Public Library. Local writers share their journeys to publication.
To a blog title that says romance novels are “primed” to make an impact on society, I would add “yet again.” Applauding the “new” wave of romance writing.
Inktera, the support store for Clean Reader’s product line, just pulled the plug.
In other words, the customer is still supporting sinful writing, but using an app to avoid experiencing it. Very, very clever Clean Reader.
Stupid, silly, trashy, sappy… It’s “just” a romance after all. How about we stop shaming our readers and our own work?
Authors in lesbian fiction are not able to withstand customary, ongoing criticism like writers in other genres?
What is a “real lesbian” and who decides? Karin Kallmaker on the tightrope of being guest and host in the Big Queer Tent.
So this is a challenge. It’s not tax deductible. It’s not #TrendingSexyViral. You don’t have to pour water over your head.
Novelist Joanne Harris finds her books labelled “women’s fiction” frustrating. Why do these labels exist – a perspective from a lesbian writer in a small market.
I don’t know an author who hasn’t had another author post BUY MY BOOK links on their space. Cover art, links to buy, the works. It’s rude, people.
I’m surprised by how many don’t realize they owe it to their own body of work—which is what you call a collection of creative endeavors such as writing down opinions—to share it as widely as possible.
When pirates think someone has taken something that belongs to them they whine, completely unaware of the irony.
I also like sometimes to simply sit and look at my books, as if my shelf were a garden. Whenever I finish a project I like to take a little bit to see how my garden grows.
In discussing pirate sites with readers, it’s clear that some are being fooled by false promises. Here are some red flags that should make you question the legitimacy of a download site.
If you can’t find a book, please drop me a note and I’ll let you know if a reprint is due out soon. It’s my publisher’s intention to keep all my books in print, though there are periods when they’re unavailable between printings.