We often think that writers of history stick to the facts, working to present a fair and accurate account of the past, and that writers of historical fiction can pretty much make it up. It doesn’t always work out that way.
Adventures in Publishing, Part 4: In which the author enjoys modest success with her first novel, only to discover that she and her book are not necessarily invited to the literary party.
Death issues a new human a debit card, loaded with a lifetime of days.
When we talk about the heroic journey of myth and story, we’re usually talking about a man’s adventures. A woman’s heroic journey often starts in different circumstances, and it ends differently. And it can be harder to write in historical fiction.
Adventures in Publishing continued: the writer rolls on from Amazon publishing to an author-paid hybrid publisher.
I knew Allan Pinkerton had hired a woman detective just as his agency was getting started. I’ve thought about creating a fictional woman detective working for Pinkerton after the Civil War—but it never occurred to me that he’d hired more than one. Chris Enss, with her excellent book, The Pinks: The First Women Detectives, Operatives [...]
Come all ye eager authors A story hear from me, About publishing on Amazon I’ll say this much: it’s free.
Should you write your novel backwards? Are you a planner—making an outline and following it? Or are you a “pantser,” someone who just starts and has no idea how it’s going to turn out? No matter how you write, you’ve got plenty of company.
I’m glad I published my first novel through Amazon, but I’m going to be moving to another publisher soon. Here’s why.