Merchandise Me!

- by Elaine Isaak

One of the things I’ve been working on these days is the issue of my literary estate.  So far, it’s not large, but I keep adding to it, at the rate of a novel or two a year  and any number of short stories and articles, published and not.  And so, someday, other people will […]

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When is a novel not quite a novel? When it’s a serial!

- by Suzanne Johnson

I have a new book out today under my Susannah Sandlin pen name, sort of. But not really. Welcome to the world of serial novels, where the processes we become accustomed to as authors no longer apply. When one of my publishers responded to a new book proposal in February with “Great! Let’s do it […]

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Wrong! Pleasing the Historical Reader

- by E. C. Ambrose

In a little less than a month, Elisha Barber will be published.  It’s a historical fantasy novel, based on my reading too many medieval history books, and way too many books on the history of medicine.  If you’re curious, you’ll find the bibliography on my website.  I also attended the International Congress on Medieval Studies […]

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Writing, Between Parent and Child

- by Elaine Isaak

My beloved elder child cannot write a paragraph to save her life.  I, a professional fiction writer, am perpetually mystified by this.  I know that it’s common for parents to have children with different skill sets, and for this divide to cause consternation on both sides. It helps when the parent recognizes the child’s actual […]

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