Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fictionvale pub announcement!

My fantasy story "Eisiden's Sister" has appeared in Fictionvale's 4th episode.  The third published piece featuring swordsman Rathin and wizard Anweth, it actually takes place towards the end of their timeline--and features a major twist in their circumstances.

Also keep an eye out for my guest post on the Fictionvale blog early next week. It'll be a quick checklist to getting started publishing short fiction.

I'm glad of the opportunity to guest blog, not least because it encourages me to actually complete a post. I have a number of drafts on this blog (the specific number is 64), most of which are book reviews and writing advice. The reason I haven't had a lot of time to write advice for the general public is that I've been busy working with specific manuscripts! As I wrap up client projects, I'm seeking out more, but I'm also hoping for a little more downtime in which to write both fiction and nonfiction again. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Editing Gift Cards!

They're here! I've printed off this lovely bunch because I'm offering 10,000 words of line-by-line editing as an auction item at the Plowshare Center of Waukesha's Fashionably Fair Trade fundraiser this September. But gift certificates are also available for any wordcount and any occasion--and can be delivered electronically as well as in hard copy. I can even custom design the gift card for you to print out or email them. 

If you're lost on gift ideas for a writer in your life  (another journal just means they have to start another story to put in it!) consider getting them a manuscript edit, to be redeemed any time.  Email me and we can arrange for a wordcount-based edit (at an estimate of $5/1,000 words) to be done on a piece of the recipient's choice. I will be at my gentlest, yet nonetheless thorough, helping the writer develop their craft and bring their manuscript to the next level. It's a gift that will keep on giving!