This post is so overdue, it’s almost not worth posting…almost. This year, Wester Con came to Salt Lake City, so Conduit decided to combine the two conferences together. As the time for the conference approached, they realized that Fantasy Con would take place the same weekend and directly across the street. There was nothing left to do – they combined all three. This was an
I’ve already written about the importance of constantly reading in order to be a successful writer, but I want to delve into a much more controversial topic. Recently, my expanding bookshelf was challenged by a friend of mine. He said that I shouldn’t spend my birthday money on books when I still have so many unread books waiting for me on my shelves. This is
It’s always fun to go to a book signing. Times that by three…and you have Author Palooza. Technically, there were a lot more authors there, but I was really looking forward to certain authors in particular. Dan Wells and Mary Robinette Kowal, from Writing Excuses, as well as Dan’s brother, Robison Wells. A few other authors were there like: Jessica Day George, J.R. Johannson, etc.
The sad truth is that a writer’s job is very confining. We sit a computer most the day (in our pajamas, no doubt), we read when we aren’t writing, and listen to podcasts and audiobooks during our chores and workouts. Other than going to the store, the post office, and other errands, we’re lucky when we go out for anything other than writing. It can
Whether you are blogging, using Facebook, Tweeting, or whatever, writers need to get active in the online community. If you’re writing and you aren’t doing any of these things (then you’re probably not reading this…but) you NEED to get busy. Authors today don’t have the luxury of being recluses. Agents and editors want to have authors you have a following or are comfortable in the