Originality Versus Creativity

There was a great article that was shared around a few weeks ago, titled “Stop trying to ‘be original’ and strive to be prolific instead,” which discusses the importance of being prolific as a writer, making the point that contrary to what some literary circles say, being prolific does not mean a lower quality of work.…

How to Find a Cover Artist

As much as people like to say that we shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, the fact of the matter is that we very much do. In many respects, the cover is the most important way to attract readers, as a great cover that conveys your book’s genre, tone, and type of story will…

Some Brief Thoughts on Marketing, As a New Author

It’s no secret that for many, many writers, marketing and promotion is much harder than doing the actual writing (and even if the writing is hard at times, I would hope we at least enjoy doing it). I, perhaps unsurprisingly, fall into this category. I’ve never really been a “people person,” in general, and while…

Still PulpRev

It’s been out over ten days already, but I only just saw this excellent post  by Dominika Lein, where she talks about her experience as part of the Pulp Revolution (also known as PulpRev) scene. It’s definitely worth checking out. While we’re here, I figure it’s as good a time to talk a bit about my…

Why the #PulpRevolution Will Win

Those familiar with the Pulp Revolution know that it is in part a reaction against recent trends in the science fiction and fantasy fiction world, trends that have led, in the opinions of me, and many others, to poorer fiction. Message fiction predominates, and mainstream authors seem more keen on pushing their social justice agenda…