TLN Update – #amreading

Um, let’s see… Fiction: The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh, Cold Fire by Dean Koontz, and The Burn Palace by Stephen Dobyns. Nonfiction: The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler, Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine, and The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron         Fiction: The Legend of Drizzt … Continue Reading →

Getting Published: Revise & Resubmit

  Greetings, LadyNerders! Welcome to the latest addition to my Getting Published series here at TLN. If you’ve missed any of the previous entries or would simply like to go back over them, you can find them listed below: Acquiring an Agent Writing the Perfect Query Letter The Dreaded Synopsis … Continue Reading →

Inkshares Fantasy Writing Contest

What is Inkshares? Think of it sort of like Kickstarter for books–crowdfunded publishing. Authors can post book ideas which can then be turned into drafts with samples, and eventually listed for pre-order. Once a book is in pre-order status, readers can contribute money to the project to fund its publication. … Continue Reading →

Give Your Readers What They Want, Part 3: Laugh and Wit

In the words of Cosmo Brown: MAKE ‘EM LAUGH. With all of the sadness, negativity, and struggle that you put your characters (and YOUR READERS) through, please, make them laugh–or, as Joss Whedon said, “Make it dark, make it grim, make it tough, but then, for the love of God, tell … Continue Reading →