For the last two weeks, my four children and I have been stuck at home trying to extricate ourselves from the evil clutches of the dreaded “stomach flu.” One by one we came down with it, and its effects have been long-lasting and producing vast quantities of laundry. We are bored with...
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareToday I'm highlighting a post by author and self-publishing expert David Gaughran. Like Writer Beware, David has been following Author Solutions Inc. closely over the past few years, and has written a number of important, in-depth articles about ASI and...
Long-time NBCC member Linda Simon's "The Greatest Shows on Earth" is just out from the University of Chicago Press. Here's a sneak peak. From the Introduction:  The nineteenth-century conceit of running away to join the circus retained its vitality as a personal myth of glamour and...
In the 41st in a series of posts on 2014 books entered for The Story Prize, Alden Jones, author of Unaccompanied Minors (New American Press), offers some tips worth following—or not.If you’re planning to have children, don’t use up your favorite names on your fictional characters. You...
A professional proofreader can proofread your document so that the final product is well-written, concise and well structured. The can provide analysis and make clear recommendations. It is vital to be vigilant and proofread all written material. It really makes a good situation better.
  One of the most perceptive regulars in #FutureChat, The FutureBook digital publishing community’s weekly live discussion, is Carla Douglas of BeyondPaperEditing.com in Kingston, Ontario. And in a recent doing of the discussion, Douglas pointed out that writing, while once among the...
The advances in technology have forever changed the ways that people communicate. The blog has become a way to reach a wide audience to share your thoughts and ideas. If you are looking to build a blog, or improve an existing one, the tips below should be just what you need. Use search engine...
What are the links between literary translation and politics? Do literary translators have obligations in the political sphere? If you wanted more questions than answers, then this weekend’s annual conference of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was...
Not everyone looks to become a billionaire. We all might need money of financial reasons, but we don’t necessarily need lots of it. The point of any good marketing plan is to increase exposure and revenue consistently. This is where you’ll find article promotion can really help your...
My favourite Georgette Heyer novel is also the one it costs me the most effort to read: her Waterloo epic An Infamous Army. Like Hilary before me, I’m not about to spoil the plot for you (yes, it’s Waterloo, and yes, we all know the outcome, but there’s considerably more to it...