Thursday, October 3rd marked the final day of teaching for my first course through the University of Wisconsin's Department of Continuing Studies in Writing. The course I was teaching was "Write Your Novel Now - Plotting Your Way to Success," a series of classes based on material I created from my own experiences in preparing… Continue reading That’s a Wrap! Thank you, UW.
I'm pleased to formally announce the release date and title for book three in the EMPATHY series. Book three, Event Horizon, will be published with NineStar Press on March 2nd, 2020. The excitement is very real. I'm actively working on the manuscript's final deep-structure changes, and being back in the world of EMPATHY has me more… Continue reading EMPATHY 3 Announcement: Release Date, Title, and More!
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?