I have two related, cross-linked posts up today. They are both on the business of writing and publishing.
The first post is my regular Monday post at the Magical Words blog site, which I maintain with fellow authors Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, John Hartness, and Mindy Klasky. Today's Magical Words post is called, "'It's Just Business': Loyalty Versus Pragmatism in the Publishing World," and it is about the various factors that go into a writer's career decisions. You can find the post here.
The second is my monthly post at the SFNovelists blog site, a site I maintain with over one hundred published authors of speculative fiction. That post is called "Professional Comportment and What it Does For a Writer," and it is about the ways in which an author can maintain a good relationship with his/her publisher. You can find the SFNovelists post here.
I hope that you enjoy both posts and find them helpful and informative. Thanks!
"...Point of view is the nexus of character and narrative; it is the place where our character arcs and our story arcs come together. It is how we inject emotion and meaning into our plot points. But what struck me so forcefully at this summer’s conventions and writing workshop, is that POV is also the answer to so many problems that we run into as writers when working on a novel."Check out the post to read more!
My second post is at SFNovelists, another group blog that I maintain with over one hundred other published authors of fantasy and science fiction. This post is called “Thoughts on Giving a Reading,” and it offers a bit of advice to aspiring writers getting ready to do their first public readings of their work.
Finally, I am a guest today at Mike Dariano’s blog, 27 Good Things. Mike invites artists and recognized professionals in various fields to blog about three Good Things to Read, three Good Things to Watch, and three Good Things to Use. It’s a fun site -- I certainly enjoyed writing my entry. So what things did I choose? Well, you’ll just have to visit the site and see.
I hope you enjoy today’s posts.