Writing

J.G. Walker - NaNoWriMo 2013: A Restrospective

With the recent passing of NaNoWriMo 2013, I thought I’d put together a few thoughts on my experience this year. This one was good for me. Did I reach fifty-thousand words? Nope. Did I get close? Well, that depends on your definition of “close.” I did, however, end up closer to fifty-thousand than zero, so
Read More

Michelle Ladner- A Perspective on Writing Conferences

2013 was perhaps my most ambitious attempt at a writing conference circuit yet. Six conferences, three of those major, in six months—which included Olde City New Blood, Daddy’s Girls’ Weekend, World Horror and Horror Writer’s Associations international conference, International Thriller Writers’ Thrillerfest, and Romance Writers of America’s international conference. For a yet-to-be-published author not on
Read More

I don’t hunt, I don’t fish, and I don’t like sports. Never have, and, if the remainder of my life goes the way I hope it will, never will. No “first-or-last hunting-or-fishing trip with grandpa” or “trying out for the team” stories are forthcoming from me. These three facts alone have probably cost me a
Read More