The Chronicles

5 Mistakes I Made When I Started My Fiction Editing Business

Starting your own editing business can be scary. You have no colleagues to turn to for advice, no managers to steer you in the right direction. Instead, you end up feeling your way in the dark. Or at least, that’s how [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|The Business of Editing|4 Comments

Exploring Speculative Fiction Sub-Genres: Fairy Tales

SERIES INTRO: As a speculative fiction writer, you need to know your genres. Why? Knowing your genres makes it easier to find your readers. Even if you’re not excited by the thought of marketing your book, knowing your readers helps you [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Novel Writing|0 Comments

Quarterly Review: Jan–Mar 2017

On the last day of 2016, I published my Year in Review and Goals for 2017. Rather than write down my goals and not review them again until the end of the year, I thought it would be a good [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

How I Use Social Media in My Business

A few days ago, I wrote about how I feel about social media – the whole mixed shebang. Today, I thought I’d go through exactly how I use social media in my business. Lots of editors get hung up on [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

How I Feel About Social Media

I have a complicated relationship with social media. Sometimes I love it. Sometimes I hate it. I use it in both a professional and personal capacity, which can be a tricky line to walk. And though I’m embarrassed to admit [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|The Business of Editing|4 Comments

Exploring Speculative Fiction Sub-Genres: Steampunk

SERIES INTRO: As a speculative fiction writer, you need to know your genres. Why? Knowing your genres makes it easier to find your readers. Even if you’re not excited by the thought of marketing your book, knowing your readers helps you [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Novel Writing|0 Comments

Small Business Chat with Libro Editing

Small Business Chat is a blog series orchestrated by Liz Dexter over at Libro Editing. Over the years, Liz has interviewed all different kinds of small business owners, and I've been happy to feature in the series since 2013. Every [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

How to Write Great Characters

Think about your favourite book. What specifically do you love about it? I bet one of the things you love most is a particular character. Am I right? As a novelist, paying close attention to the creation of your main [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Novel Writing|0 Comments

How Many Hours a Day Does an Editor Work?

Have you ever asked yourself how many hours a day you should spend editing? You might wonder how your productivity stacks up against other editors. Hey, it’s natural to be curious about how we compare to other editorial business professionals. [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Exploring Speculative Fiction Sub-Genres: Cyberpunk

SERIES INTRO: As a speculative fiction writer, you need to know your genres. Why? Knowing your genres makes it easier to find your readers. Even if you’re not excited by the thought of marketing your book, knowing your readers helps you [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Novel Writing|0 Comments