As writers and artists, it’s almost imperative these days that you have some semblance of a social media presence (especially if you’re still new to the scene).
Around four years ago (wow, has it been that long?) I started working on a graphic novel. The pictures were rudimentary at best, the characters all drawn as stick figures with different hats. For someone who had not a single artistic bone in his body, I’d say it came out rather well. But it definitely wasn’t good enough.
Query Tracker is a killer querying website that gives users the ability not only set up an agenting wishlist, but also to keep track of several queries at once (a la SubmissionMojo and Duotrope).
Head off into the depths of the internet for writing advice and chances are you’ll come back with a whole lot of contradicting instructions and a new list of neologisms that make no sense when you really think about them.
In my last post, I mentioned Hashtagify’s trail of breadcrumbs leading me to the Twitter hashtag “#MSWL” and all the goodies contained therein…
I’m not going to lie. Up until recently (I’m talking within the past couple of years) I really, really hated hashtags. They popped up across all kinds of social medias, […]
One thing that I’ve noticed, time and time again, is how damn good Neil Gaiman is at writing an ending. From Sandman to Neverwhere to The Graveyard Book, Gaiman wraps […]
Ponderous, melancholic, intense, Dave McKean’s monster of a graphic novel is best read slowly over a series of overcast days. Its characters are odd and sometimes unsettling, making them, if […]
Part III of our Interview Spotlight series shines brightly on Cory Doctorow, author of such cyberpunk titles as Pirate Cinema and Little Brother. Well-known throughout the interwebz as a figurehead […]
Part II of our Interview Spotlight finds Charles Stross at the front and center of the cyber-punk world. With a career that didn’t begin with writing, Stross has grown into […]