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Tales from the Slush: part 2

This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Jordan Ellinger, Debbie Viguie, and Michael J. Sullivan continue their conversation with slushmaster, Richard Salter about the slush pile. Here are some technical gripes or red flags that a slush reader might have that you can keep an eye out for. 1. Slush readers find that mistakes like […]

Tales from the Slush: part 1

This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Jordan Ellinger, Debbie Viguie, and Michael J. Sullivan talk with Richard Salter, slushmaster at Urban Fantasy Magazine about slush. So who slush reads? Some editors, some agents, mostly assistants of both of those, or outside contractors better known as mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha minions. Sometimes they’re called a publisher’s readers […]

Audiobooks

This week on Hide and Create Debbie Viguie, Jordan Ellinger. Joshua Essoe, and Michael J. Sullivan talk about audio books. Audiobooks have really taken off in the last number of years and the industry is expected to continue its growth. Recording an audiobook could very well provide another income stream on your book. Why you […]

Writers of the Future with David Farland: Part 2

This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Jordan Ellinger, Michael J. Sullivan, and Debbie Viguie continue their conversation with Coordinating Judge of Writers of the Future, David Farland. This week Dave gets into the things he looks for and wants to see in the entries he reads. We also talk about what he does […]

Writers of the Future with David Farland: Part 1

This week on Hide and Create Jordan Ellinger, Debbie Viguie, Michael J. Sullivan, and Joshua Essoe talk with David Farland about the Writers of the Future competition. Writers and Illustrators of the Future is the largest spec fiction, short-story contest in the world. What’s more, it is free to enter, up to four times per […]

National Novel Writing Month

This week on Hide and Create Joshua Essoe, Jordan Ellinger, Michael Sullivan, and Debbie Viguie talk about National Novel Writing Month. In 1999 a group of writer friends started NaNoWriMo to motivate themselves and others to write. Since then, it’s become a nonprofit funded mostly by merchandise sales and donations made by participants; and last […]

Witchcraft and More About Magic Systems in Writing

This week on Hide and Create Joshua Essoe, Debbie Viguie, Michael Sullivan and Jordan Ellinger discuss different kinds of magic systems! Witchery and necromancy and mojo and hoodoo, no matter what you call it, magic is integral to many stories in fiction. We’ve spoken about detailed magic systems that are thoroughly explained. But what about softer […]