Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Email Writing Syndrome...Are You at Risk?

Watch the video to find out if you are vulnerable to this contagious syndrome...

All about Genre

Most new book authors know whether they are writing nonfiction or fiction. But within these two broad categories are many genres. Nonfiction, for example, includes such genres as biography, how-to, memoir, self-help, and travel--to name just a few. Fiction includes fantasy, horror, mystery, romance, thriller, and sci-fi. To complicate things further, each of these genres has numerous subgenres.

Sometimes, therefore, authors have trouble identifying their particular genre. If you are working on a book and are not sure where it fits, check out this introductory guide to book genres...

Friday, June 15, 2012

Writing Conference Registration Open

Registration recently opened for the next Surrey International Writers' Conference. If you live in, or plan to visit, the area of Vancouver, BC, Canada, then now is the time to sign up for the conference, which will take place October 19-21, 2012, in Surrey, BC, Canada. Early registration is crucial if you want to be assured of getting your choice of face-to-face meetings with agents and/or acquiring editors. For details, go to: http://www.siwc.ca/

All around North America, summer and autumn are the seasons when most writers' conferences are held. Their offerings vary, but the best of them provide workshops for writers, editing and writing cafes, networking opportunities, and one-on-one pitch meetings with publishing industry professionals. To find out about times and locations, go to: Shaw Guide to Writers Conferences & Workshops