#5onFri: Five Ways to Uplevel Your Sentences

In the first fiction workshop I ever took, our instructor said to us, “Do you know what the difference between a really good fiction writer and you is? They make better sentences.”  I knew even then that there was more of a difference between those writers and us, but his words have always stuck with… Read more »

Indigenous Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors to Read Now

I know Indigenous Peoples’ Day was back on October 12th. Heck, Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day was way back on June 21st, but I wanted to share some of my favourite Indigenous Science Fiction and Fantasy authors with you in the interest of diversifying your reading. Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse I first encountered Roanhorse’s… Read more »

The Price of Publishing

The Truth about ROI Aside from whether to pursue the traditional publishing route or self-publish, the most frequently asked question I receive from those looking to publish is how much money my book made. The question comes in different forms – what was your cut, how many copies have you sold, has the book been… Read more »

#5onFri: Five Ways Writing Flash Fiction Improves Your Writing

We all want to be the great American novelist. But as we’re slogging through the process that is drafting, revising, getting feedback, and editing, sometimes we just need to sit down and write something new and fresh. Flash fiction, generally defined as fiction less than 1,000 words, can do that for you. Here are five… Read more »

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