Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Third Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign

Rachael Harrie came to an amazing idea: to organize a campaign that would help writers build their writing platforms. Today, if you want to be successful as a writer, a good writing platform is an absolute must. It's not as easy as it looks, building a platform, connecting with your fellow writers and potential readers, but Rachael just made it easier. Her Third Writers' Platform-Building Campaign starts soon, come join in the fun!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Experiment "self-publish"

I've been writing for the last ten years or so, and though I've been working on improving my writing, reading books and tutorials on the subject, participating in workshops, giving and receiving critiques, even participating in NaNoWriMo the last two years (and will again this year - NaNo is so much fun!) I've never been much too keen on getting published (although I did send one short story to a contest where it won first place and got published in their collection with the rest of the stories - even got some money for it - but one swallow does not make a spring).

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fantasy or Science Fiction?

I find it funny how many people are still baffled by the distinction between science fiction and fantasy. You might think, it's easy. Science fiction is the one with spaceships, and fantasy is the one with dragons and magic, right? Wrong.