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...

Pirates vs Ninjas: Character names

During my Kickstarter campaign to raise money for my participation in this year's 3-Day Novel Contest, I offered $25 backers the perk of being able to name a character in my novel. This resulted in 3 donors offering the following names: Miss Ermintrude van der Shandy Gray Strachan [TK] I've also fielded a request for some same-sex love scenes, so hopefully I can fulfill that request as Continue Reading...

Kickstarting success!

UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011: I actually ended up raising a total of $130, thanks to a few last-minute backers. Sweet! It worked! After hustling friends, family and total strangers for a little over a week, I am proud to say I've reached my modest $120 goal with my Kickstarter fund, and will be officially participating in this year's 3-Day Novel Contest. [caption id="attachment_4093" Continue Reading...