Daredevil

DCC-DeMarco-TalesFleetCover-300DPI Daredevil.   I had a complete run of Daredevil up through 1988, including #1 in near mint condition. I read every issue (carefully) and I enjoyed the storyline. I should be loving the Netflix series.   I’m hating it.   The main characters are fine, and I thought Stick was well-played by Scott Glenn. It’s […]

Critters Reviewing Critters

988648_678383102177012_492253868_n Getting your work read is always a tough gig. You can promote and spam to your heart’s content … and when the first review comes in, it’s a two-star because of glaring errors in your story, lots of passive writing, and you even change point of view halfway through the tale. Wouldn’t it be nice […]

Expanding Your Amazon Reach

hs-2004-18-a-full_jpg Amazon’s AuthorCentral websites allow readers to see a dedicated page focusing on a particular writer. It’s an easy way for Amazon customers, particularly those with Kindle readers, to find more about an author. The recently re-designed pages now include a sliding window featuring books registered to an author. The images are larger, allowing the viewer to […]

Writing is Easy

hs-2004-18-a-full_jpg   Writing is easy. All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead. – Gene Fowler

Great Rewriting

 There is no great writing, only great rewriting. – Justice Brandeis

To Con or Not to Con: The Write Question

hs-2004-18-a-full_jpg For years, I’ve gone to conventions all over the continental United States. Some were genre conventions such as MileHiCon, Radcon, and Archon. Others were more media-centric, such as Denver Comic Con and Salt Lake Comic Con. Toss in a World Horror and a few writing conventions such as Superstars Writing Seminars and you’re looking at […]

Using Autocrit.com for Initial Editing

hs-2004-18-a-full_jpg I’ve mentioned Autocrit.com on panels at conventions. It’s a very useful tool that can assist any author when they’re polishing up their manuscript. Even when I’m about to send something off to an editor or getting ready to upload a submission, I usually run it through Autocrit first. It finds many common problems and does […]

Talk Radio & Podcasts

 Originally posted on The Fictorians Most writers are familiar with the usual promotional channels, including advertising on websites, blog exchanges, social media marketing, and having your own author website. One that slides under their radar is getting interviewed on talk radio, which includes on-air, on-web, or with podcasting. Radio show hosts will always need new […]