This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Jordan Ellinger, and Debbie Viguie speak with guest author, Heidi Berthiaume about using crowdfunding to launch your novel. I think the goal is to create a connection with your potential backers — just like with a novel, you try to create one with your readers. It seems … Continue reading Crowdfunding for Writers
This week on Hide and Create, Moses Siregar, Jordan Ellinger and Joshua Essoe speak with book-reviewing super star, Sarah Chorn about writing characters with disabilities. Writing a character, whether a viewpoint character or supporting character, with a disability requires special consideration. Listen on for our thoughts on how to do this honestly, with sensitivity, and … Continue reading Writing Characters with Disabilities
This week on Hide and Create, Moses Siregar, Jordan Ellinger and Joshua Essoe talk with author, Jonathan Wood about the pitfalls an author can fall into with publishers. From the Nightshade debacle to tie-ins damaging your good name, here are a couple stories to learn from and keep in mind as you progress forward in … Continue reading Publishing Disasters
This week on Hide and Create, Jordan Ellinger, Moses Siregar, Joshua Essoe, and Diana Rowland talk to Ben Love of the podcast The First Million Words about being a good interviewer. These suggestions and tips don’t only apply to interviewing writers, use them for any interview you find yourself conducting.
This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Jordan Ellinger, Moses Siregar, and Diana Rowland are joined by Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl, to talk about dialects (and some grammar, of course). Remember, the key to writing dialects, or accents, or using made-up words is clarity. Realism is good to a point, but … Continue reading Writing Dialects with Grammar Girl
We’re back! Technical difficulties (gorillas and alligators) aside, and best forgotten about. This week we have something different, and special for you. I was asked to moderate and speak on a panel titled “The Importance of an Editor” on Feb. 7th at the Superstars Writing Seminar held by Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, David Farland, … Continue reading Superstars Writing Seminar’s Panel on Editors
This week on Hide and Create, Jaye Wells, Joshua Essoe, Moses Siregar and Jordan Ellinger continue talking with Jim Hines about blogging! Some standard advice is if you are a writer you should blog. Blog consistently and interestingly and [slowly] you will build a platform. I see why people dig it so much. You write stuff and … Continue reading Writing Blogs with Jim C. Hines: Part 2