Where to Get an Editor

Where to Get an Editor

People often ask me this question. And many of them get disappointed by the answer. Most recently, I was asked about it on a podcast. And, unfortunately, this subject doesn’t lend itself to interview questions. It deserves an in-depth exploration. Because every...
The Conundrum of Reading Fees

The Conundrum of Reading Fees

It’s understandable that you would think that the book publishing business is a wholesome industry. After all, books are things we give children in school. They’re the subject of many publicly funded ad campaigns to encourage basic literacy. Books are...
Happy News on the Editing Front

Happy News on the Editing Front

It’s been a while since I’ve given a progress report on my publishing efforts. And I prefer to blog about more exciting topics that will drive reading and discussion. But occasionally—and this is very important—stuff will actually happen to me....
Hiring an Editor

Hiring an Editor

Some things you plan to do for a long time, and when you finally get around to doing them, it feels like you’re taking a huge step forward. There are, of course, reasons why it takes so long. But there comes a time when those reasons run out. You end up doing...
Knowing You’re Good Enough

Knowing You’re Good Enough

I had the pleasure of attending Fyrecon this week. It’s a smaller speculative fiction convention, catering to writers, artists, and game makers (and less toward consumers). And for this conference I have a remarkable advantage, since I live within the same small...