Tag Archive | publishing

The Top Five Reasons I Stop Reading a Manuscript

Originally posted on Writer's Block Party:
On any given day, I do a ton of reading. There’s my for-fun book on my commute to and from work. The unpublished manuscripts I read in the office as part of my job as a literary assistant. My after-hours beta reading for friends. And, yeah, okay, the…

50 Shades of Fan Fiction (or am I a book snob?)

50 Shades of Fan Fiction (or am I a book snob?)

Confession time.  I haven’t read 50 Shades of Grey.  I know, I’m the target market (according to the media reports) middle aged mother from middle America who has the guilty pleasure of romance novels and writing what others lovingly refer to as ‘smut.’  It should go without saying that I’d pick up the book and […]

Much Ado About Wattpad – Is It Your Ticket to Success?

Much Ado About Wattpad – Is It Your Ticket to Success?

So, if you haven’t noticed yet, I’ve joined the website Wattpad.  I did this as an outlet for my fluff writing (writing I’m doing for fun and not for profit) and to… I’d like to think… get my name out in front of potential readers.  Why?  Haven’t you heard? Let me ask you, do you […]

Indie Movies vs Indie Books (Or Why I Love Kevin Smith)

Indie Movies vs Indie Books (Or Why I Love Kevin Smith)

“Anyone can do this … Nothing good comes from discouraging an artist.” -Kevin Smith Tonight’s topic is about Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing, but it’s also about how we treat each other. It’s about art. It’s about movies. It’s about you and me and the future of how we create and share our work.