Murder With an Accent

When my eyes are too tired to read another word on the page–or a screen–there is nothing I love more than watching a killer or a copper with a British (or Irish or Welsh) accent. Don’t get me wrong, I love British and Irish crime drama on the page...

Author Promotion Using Goodreads

Many of you have probably heard that publishers are doing less and less to promote their books, and so authors are expected to take on an ever-increasing share of the marketing load. This of course varies depending on the size of the publisher, the author, and the...

Rockin’ the Conference

ROCKING THE POST CONFERENCE I just returned from the ultra-fabulous San Francisco Writers Conference and thought it might be a good time to share some tips on what you need to do AFTER a writers conference to make it worthwhile and the most value to you as a writer....

Singles Awareness Day with Helen Wrath and DRAW WITH A VENGEANCE

It’s February 14th. You know what day it is? Singles Awareness Day. But don’t get S.A.D. Get even. In ink 😉 Helen has a big signing at her local B&N today, and we managed to catch her beforehand for a quick interview. Here’s a snippet: Fuse...

Multiple Points of View

Hey there Fuse fans! Today I thought it might be useful to talk about an element of novel-writing that I get a lot of questions about. That is points of view. Not first person vs. third person, though that’s probably a worthy blog post on its own, but rather how...