In this listener-feedback-fueled episode, co-hosts r.r. and Sione explore prologues and epilogues: what they are, how they're different from first and last chapters, and how we can write them effectively.
Memoirist and cinephile Dave Watson compares and contrasts writing a memoir with writing a work of fiction. Have you ever been curious about what it takes to write a memoir? This episode's for you!
Admit it. You're here for the headline. How could anyone ever be upset about getting paid to write? About getting checks (PayPal deposits) by (e)mail to compensate them for their work, their time spent, their art? I'll answer those questions, don't you worry, but first---an exercise. Your book is published (yay!), and everyone on social… Continue reading Royalties Day is the Worst Day
It'll be here before you know it---my reading and signing at Dotters Books in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, that is. Thanks to Volume One, you've now got an additional reminder of this upcoming event, which will serve as the launch party for EMPATHY: Mourning Dove! Want to learn more about this event? You can check out the… Continue reading Eau Claire Event featured in Volume One!
It’s here! Mourning Dove is now available for reviewers to request and read via NetGalley. Want to learn more about Mourning Dove, book two in the EMPATHY sci-fi saga? The full description can be found below. In the aftermath of the calamitous Human/Etech research study, Chandra and Kyra struggle to reclaim the life they shared in a pre-EMPATHY… Continue reading Mourning Dove now on NetGalley
I'd like to thank everyone who attended last night's book reading and signing event at A Room of One's Own. Thank you for coming out and for your engagement! For those of you who couldn't attend (and even for those of you who could), we've got pictures taken at the event below. Both M.A. Hinkle… Continue reading Success! A Reading at A Room of One’s Own
Author Damian Serbu talks self-revisions: when it's time to tackle them, when it's time to set them aside, and when it's time to seek the help of an editor.
You weren't selected for RevPit? Me neither. No, seriously, I wasn't---and not because I was an editor as opposed to an entrant. I, too, submitted to the annual RevPit event in April 2017, and, much like you, walked away with nothing. Except that's not true. Not even close to it, in fact. It can be… Continue reading You weren’t selected for RevPit. Now what?
Looking for an opportunity to meet me in person and talk all things Imminent Dawn, Mourning Dove, and more? As the Janesville GazetteXtra will tell you, an upcoming reading and signing event in Beloit is your chance to do just that! Some come say "hi," nab copies of the first two books in the EMPATHY series, and support local… Continue reading Beloit Event Featured in Janesville GazetteXtra
It's been... an interesting weekend. My in-laws invited my wife and I to visit, but I elected to stay home to make a sizable dent in my revisions for Event Horizon, the third book in my EMPATHY series. With the place to myself (aside from my cats), I figured I'd have no problem doing all the… Continue reading On Progress, Goals, and Control