RWAC Annual Writers’ Retreat

October has been a busy month this year, and one of the best parts is the Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada writers’ retreat. Every year, a bunch of writer buddies get together at a gorgeous beach resort here in Nova Scotia for a weekend of writing, brainstorming, and fun. Although you definitely can’t swim atContinue reading “RWAC Annual Writers’ Retreat”

The Life Authorial: How to be a great critique partner

The Life Authorial is a series of posts sharing firsthand tips learned on the journey toward publication. Throughout the Roaring ’20s, the Algonquin Hotel in New York City was the daily meeting place for “The Algonquin Round Table”, one of the most famous “critique groups” of all time. Composed of writers and critics, its membersContinue reading “The Life Authorial: How to be a great critique partner”

The Life Authorial: Choosing a pen name

The Life Authorial is a series of posts sharing firsthand tips learned on the journey toward publication. So I chose this photo because: 1) pens, duh; and 2) the Hi-Tecpoint writes so smooothhh (picture me saying that in a James Brown sort of voice), I can easily picture myself using it to sign my nameContinue reading “The Life Authorial: Choosing a pen name”

The Life Authorial: How to take a great author photo

The Life Authorial is a series of posts sharing firsthand tips learned on the journey toward publication.    Nervewracking… Anxiety-provoking… Self-esteem depleting… Fun? As they say on Sesame Street, one of these things is not like the other ones. In fact, for many people, having a photo taken is so uncomfortable, it rises almost toContinue reading “The Life Authorial: How to take a great author photo”