I have to give credit to No Plot? No Problem! not just for helping me “win” NaNoWriMo in 2013, but it put a serious dent in my writer’s block and in my belief that you have to sweat and agonize for months or years over a single novel. Continue reading [Zetta’s Reference Desk] – No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty
If I could have only one pet peeve as an editor, it would be apostrophes facing the wrong way. Continue reading Apostrophes and the Abusive Author
We’ve even had to release an author who won an award with the book we published. We even entered the contest for him! But this author, despite never being published before and winning an award for his first-time effort failed to promote himself or his work! Continue reading When Authors Don’t Try
This isn’t about money but about taking pride in your work. “Crap” doesn’t always mean “cheap.” How many times have you bought something that was a generic or store brand only to find it is just as good if not better than the more expensive name brand? On the flip side, how many of us have paid top-dollar for some expensive bling only for it to fail when put to the test? Continue reading What’s in a name? Your reputation.