How to Stay Safe on Halloween or Narroweve

The following excerpt came from a weathered old tome I found on the shelf of a tiny bookshop in Edinburgh. Both the bookshop and the street where it resided have long since vanished, and all attempts to find either have proven fruitless. Thankfully, I was so puzzled...

The Write Nonfiction NOW! Guide to Writing and Publishing Articles

Today we have 10 questions for Fuse client, Nina Amir. In addition to being a best-selling author and The Inspiration to Creation Coach, Nina is an international journalist with with hundreds of articles in magazines, newspapers, e-zines, and newsletters. Her newest...

The Value of Writing Contests

A lot of writers I meet at conferences and online ask my thoughts about the value of writing contests. I must admit. I not only like them, I am also the director of the annual San Francisco Writing Contest, so there’s that. I think writers contests teach a lot...

Back to the Future of Publishing

Last weekend I had the privilege of being the featured speaker at the 90th anniversary celebration of the Sacramento chapter of the California Writers Club. This is the venerable group founded by Jack London that grew out of the monthly social gathering of writers in...

Congratulations, Cass Morris!

Today’s post is inspired by our amazing client, Cass Morris, who is celebrating her 3-book deal with DAW today (congrats Cass!) Cass hit the nail on the head with a great piece on her blog about the process that led to her getting published, and every once in a while...