Alpha, Beta, Gamma: Readers of Prepublished Works

Before a book is put up for sale, several people should have already read it. Obviously the writer and editor are on this list, but so are people not directly involved in the publication process. Some will have been given a final version of the book for review...

Harmonizing Your Space

As I was staring at a blank page, my cursor blinking at me with a mocking, incessant rhythm, I began thinking about how I pull myself out of a writing slump. Apart from banging my head against the wrist pad in front of my keyboard, how do I set myself up for success?...

Making Progress and Leveling up

As a hobby, I sew. I love making costumes—for Halloween, Renaissance Faires, SFF conventions. Whenever the opportunity arises, I’m guaranteed to hunker myself down with my sewing machine and blitz through a costume or three in the weeks leading up to the event. For...