Do you need to have you own website? It depends on what you want to use the website for. Having an online presence may or may not translate to your desired action, in part because your presence really is about “you” as a person rather than “you” the author. With today’s technology, the two are not mutually exclusive.
Archive for the ‘Building a Career’ Category
Has your writing career stalled (or died) in mid-stream? John Betancourt offers some timely advice on how to jump back into the publishing boat.
Having trouble “confessing” your problems? Michael Bracken, author of several confessional stories, offers a few tidbits of advice.
So you’ve been published but no one wants your book because of previous bad sales? Melisa Michaels offers some sage advice on how to get back into the bookstores.
A tongue-in-cheek commentary on assumptions writers should avoid.
Article by Elizabeth Moon on advice for novice writers. Novice writers have to take some responsibility for their own careers. The good information is NOT that hard to find. The novices who don’t find it–and don’t find it repeatedly–are resisting the truth.
An article by Douglas Smith on selling to foreign short fiction markets.
Lynn Flewelling writes on the basics of query letters.
Article by Melisa Michaels on how to build a writing career.
The question arises from time to time, “Should I put SFWA member on my cover letter.” Here are what some editors had to say about that from an article in 1998. Gardner Dozois says, “I take membership in a professional organization like SFWA or HWA as an indication that I should pay more attention to […]