Thursday, August 21, 2014

Why Join the Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC)?

The many answers to the above question have been tweeted @twuc and can also be found on Facebook at TWUC #WhyIJoin. Here's my contribution to TWUC's #WhyIJoin initiative...

From the first article I ever published, to later books, I always wanted as much professional information about writing and publishing as I could get. In the early days of my career, this was a challenge. But now, TWUC keeps me informed on the latest issues and trends that are crucial to professional book authors. So here, in a word--and a video--is #WhyIJoin: PROFESSIONALISM

Subject to a peer review of the commercial viability of their books, self-published authors can now join TWUC.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring Update

Monday, February 3, 2014

Writing Romance . . . with a Passion!

What better time than February to think about romance--writing, that is . . .

As the Romance writers of America (RWA) organization has shown, romance writing is a billion-dollar-a-year industry, and the romance genre is the top-performing category on several major best-seller lists.

The video below is a tribute to the romance genre and designed with two main aims in view:
  • to encourage novice romance writers to keep on working at their craft
  • to inspire other writers to explore the genre and consider adding romance writing to their repertoire  

If you like this video, you can find other how-to videos on writing and publishing at the Helping You Get Published YouTube channel. While you're there, check out the book trailers and the "featured books & authors" and "recent releases" videos, showcasing Helping You Get Published clients.