This week on Hide and Create, Diana Rowland, Jordan Ellinger, Moses Siregar and Joshua Essoe talk about making money as a traditionally published author, a tie-in author, an indie writer, and a freelance editor. You’ll hear about our expenses and our revenue streams–we left nothing on the table in this episode!
This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Moses Siregar, Jordan Ellinger and Diana Rowland talk about the lies writers tell themselves.
We all do it. We are our own worst enemies sometimes. And sometimes our own worst advocates! The point is, don’t feel alone. We’re with you, and so is every other writer that ever was.
This week on Hide and Create, Moses Siregar, Jordan Ellinger, Diana Rowland, and Joshua Essoe continue the show about short story markets with Electric Velocipede editor, John Klima.
We finish our discussion of with John and pick his brain about cover letters, hooks, what will turn John off of a submission, common mistakes, and where in the world that name came from. You know of what I speak.
Bonus! As requested, William Shunn’s guidelines for short story MS formatting!
This week on Hide and Create, Jordan Ellinger, Diana Rowland, Joshua Essoe and Moses Siregar talk to John Klima, editor and creator of Hugo award winning short fiction magazine, Electric Velocipede, about short fiction markets.
Every so often we will invite a prestigious guest to the show to get a fresh perspective and to pick their brain. John Klima created the speculative short fiction magazine, Electric Velocipede, back in 2001, and has edited several anthologies. We go behind the scenes with John on what he likes, how to submit, going digital, hints and tips, and good short fiction markets to which you should submit your work.
So do you want to know the secret handshake? Do you want to know what an Electric Velocipede is? Of course you do. Let John Klima tell you.
This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Jordan Ellinger, Moses Siregar and Diana Rowland discuss the all-important
, and absolutely necessary topic of self-editing.
Knowing how to edit your work is just as important as knowing how to write your work; especially as an indie
writer author. Even if you plan to turn your manuscript over to a professional freelance editor, you’ve got to do the best job possible on your own before turning it over to your editor. Do your homework: learn your grammar and punctuation, and structure, and fix everything you can. Even be willing to kill your darlings if you need to. Use beta readers. The better the copy your editor receives, the better the quality and more useful the edits you will receive back, and often, the less money you’ll have to shell out.
This week on Hide and Create Joshua Essoe, Diana Rowland, Jordan Ellinger and Moses Siregar give you a roadmap for how to navigate the confusing world of writing conventions. Discussion ranges from how to act on a panel to whether or not you should cosplay, as well as how to avoid a few common pitfalls.
In addition to covering etiquette, “bar con” and the green room, we share a few convention horror stories.
Have a question that wasn’t covered in the podcast? Leave it in the comments and it could be answered on a future show!
This week on Hide and Create, Moses Siregar, Jordan Ellinger, Diana Rowland and Joshua Essoe continue the discussion with Moses on previous subjects: writing methods, writing environments, and self-promotion.
Moses shares some valuable insights on his experience with indie publishing his novel The Black God’s War, and talks about developing the setting for his latest novella “The Children of Wood and Wind”. Diana and Jordan debate how detailed you should make your settings, while Joshua expands on creating the perfect writing environment.
This week on Hide and Create, Moses Siregar, Jordan Ellinger, Diana Rowland and Joshua Essoe discuss a new take and offer more insight on our previous subjects: writing methods, dirty little writing secrets, writing environments, self-promotion, and settings.
If you loved our previous shows, you’ll love this one even more because in part one we talk about a couple previous episode topics, allowing Moses to get his two-cents in. Or three or four cents in.
This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, David Dalglish, Diana Rowland and Jordan Ellinger continue with part two of last week’s show about self-promotion for writers.
We discuss writing communities, and responding to negative book reviews, and why that’s bad, m’kay? Press releases and how to handle them, paying for reviews, and definitely not enough Felicia Day.
Welcome to Hide and Create your online writing workshop and podcast! The show is about the business of writing from the perspective of an indie success story, a DAW author, a tie-in author, and a freelance editor. Whatever your chosen path, we have advice that will help you along it!
In our premier show, we talk about the many avenues that exist for entrance into the magical world of publishing. Writing, editing, slush reading, meeting the right people, dumb luck, or just working your heinie off; everyone’s story is unique. This is how Moses Siregar III, Diana Rowland, Jordan Ellinger and Joshua Essoe did it.
Which is right for you? How can you get in the door? What do you do when you’re in that door? We’ll be exploring all these topics as well as craft, cons, celebrities, games and movies. If it’s sci-fi or fantasy you’ll find something about it here. And if you don’t, write in and let us know.