• #EthicalAuthor

    Do Author Ethics Matter? A Guest Post by Jane Steen

    Jane Steen, a member of the Facebook group, 10 Minute Novelists, shares with us today about good practices and ethical behavior for writers. This is an important issue for everyone who has published either traditionally or independently. Please read and consider carefully Jane’s thoughtful suggestions on ethics for authors.  Read the Ethical Author Code here A short history of how I came to draft the Ethical Author Code It started with a Facebook conversation between authors. Someone suggested a visibility tactic that involved, I think, upvoting your own book on a site. I can’t remember the specifics. But I do remember writing, “I don’t think that’s ethical.” Up to that point,…

  • #MondayBlogs,  Observation,  Reading

    How Being An Armchair Analyst Can Make You A Better Writer (And Football Fan!)

    My 10 year old son knows a lot about football. He knows the most obscure penalty calls.  He knows who the third string quarterback is for the Raiders, what college he went to and why he’d probably be taken by Miami next year.  He knows who won every Super Bowl, who coached the winning teams and crazy stats like how many championship victories were earned by teams who came from behind. Along with every Patriots fan in New England, he wants to tell Coach Bellichik exactly what went wrong in last week’s game. My son doesn’t restrict his knowledge to the Patriots; he knows about the Broncos, the Jets (oh!…

  • Community

    How I Found Writing Community by Jennifer Senhaji

    Author Jennifer Senhaji sees the value in community for authors. She describes the groups she found through social media. Relatively new to the writing community, I had no idea there were so many people out there in the world that I could connect with online. Open minded, wonderful writers, published and not yet published, who support each other. I have stumbled upon a few writing groups that have become so important to me, I don’t know how I have done without them until now.  Twitter is my favorite platform for making new connections. Through Twitter, I found the first group I joined called 10 Minute Novelists that commune on Facebook and…