It’s my birthday, so buy my books

Happy Birthday to me! Yes, it's true: today is my Jesus birthday, aka my 33rd year of always looking on the bright side of life. For something completely different, I'll be celebrating in true Big Lebowski fashion by bowling the night away and sipping White Russians like they're going out of style (which, let's face it, they probably are). The Jesus and his purple jumpsuit is not invited, nor Continue Reading...

Free Naked Montreal sample chapter

After attending an informative workshop at WriteByNight ("Self-publishing for profit," which is the first in a 3-part series), I've decided to add a sample chapter to my Naked Montreal website. Of course, the sample is completely, 100% free. All you have to do to get a copy is sign up for my new Naked Montreal mailing list. All the usual applies: no spam, no selling your email address Continue Reading...

Creating a writer’s resume and clips – tips for the 21st century

The first time I searched for a writer's resumé, I found a 2001 piece by Moira Allen entitled "Creating a Writer's Resume." It's got the basics for a simple, standard resumé for writers: contact info, objectives, writing/editorial background, employment history, education, awards and memberships. All good advice. Except for one thing: it's 10 years old. To put this in perspective, Allen Continue Reading...

Naked Montreal update

I know it's been a long time since I gave an update about Naked Montreal, so here is a short one: it's still a work-in-progress. The longer version is: Since I wrote an entire novel in just 3 days, I felt a sense of accomplishment that I haven't been getting lately from Naked Montreal. This is, in part, because I haven't been sitting down every day and actually working on my first (now Continue Reading...

3-Day Novel Contest vanquished!

As I just posted on my 3-Day Novel Contest blog, Pirates Vs. Ninjas: My 3-Day Novel Contest entry, an 81-page novel entitled Rebels of the 512, is done! And now for a final recap on the #3DNC event itself. In the final hours of the contest, between 10 PM and midnight, I sat re-reading the novel I had produced in just 72 hours, making minor changes here and there, correcting typos and Continue Reading...