This blog post was originally published in our CEO, Deborah Natelson's, blog.
The old cliché of a question from fans and reporters to authors is, “Where do you get your ideas?” Most authors find this a very difficult question to answer, simply because there isn’t one specific place they get their ideas. “Ideas just come to me,” they say, or “out of my head” or “from anywhere.”
From time to time, we'll feature book recommendation lists here in our blog. Many thanks to Catherine Butzen for providing this awesome list! Take it away, Catherine. . . .
The Thinklings brain trust asked me to weigh in on the topic of book recommendations. This was a problem. Like most writers, I’m a voracious reader who will talk you to death if you give me half a chance!
However, if I talk my publishers to death, Shades of Immortality will never get its next installment. So once I’d calmed down, I managed to get a list together of a few favorites.
This post originally appeared in our CEO, Deborah Natelson's, blog.
There is a thriller movie starring a famous actor based on a novella by a famous writer. The main character is also a writer, and a major plot point in the movie is the importance of having the right ending. It is not enough to slap an ending on; if it’s not the right ending, it’s not good enough. It must be fixed.
Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Many people aren’t sure what this holiday is all about, so here’s a link to a great article explaining what Cinco de Mayo celebrates.
What we’re here for today is not tacos and cerveza but BOOKS, of course! (Although we might just be eating tacos for dinner....) We compiled a list of ten awesome sci-fi and fantasy books by Mexican and Latinx authors.
This blog post first appeared in Katherine Vick's website and is used with permission.
I firmly believe there is a book out there for everyone.
The problem is finding it.
It’s a clear evening and cold. I’m walking at the edge of my small town, away from what little light pollution the area produces this late at night. Far above me are the stars. I can recognize some major constellations—Orion and the Big Dipper are pretty obvious—but they don’t look like they did when I lived near or in cities. They don’t look like a few stars in an obvious shape; they are part of a tapestry of hundreds and hundreds of twinkling pinpricks.
Spring is here, and we're excited about the warmer weather, as well as the two new books we've got in the works!
The Disposable's first publishing anniversary is coming up on April 1st - no joke! - and, come late summer, it will be a big sister! The second book in Katherine Vick's hilarious Plot Bandits trilogy is on its way! The Merry Band may be slightly longer than The Disposable, but it doesn't drag-on. (Or does it?) It'll dwarf the competition; you'd better prepare your elf!
Happy St. Patty’s Day, and luck o’ the Irish to ye! (You bet I'm wearing green today, as I'm not fond of getting pinched. ;)
Thinking of shenanigans and malarkey . . . It’s been a while since we’ve done a fun blog post related to one or more of our novels, such as a character interview, so we thought it was high time to have some fun with our books here again!
I want to write right now, and I totally don’t feel like it.
I’ve been like this all morning—I’ve been up for about five-and-a-half hours so far—and it shows no sign of going away. I feel antsy, like I need to do something, but I don’t know what. Should I go to a café to write? Sometimes that works—but I don’t want to drive down there and spend money and sit down only to feel like I do now, like I am incapable of actually writing. Should I take a walk instead? Or will that only make me feel worse, for putting off what I wish to do?
So now it has come to this. You have striven all year, scraping and saving your money, laboring to feed yourself and your family, to heat your house and bring what creature comforts you can into your existence. You had thought to put it off, but time has a way of marching forward inexorably. January 1st has passed, followed by January 31st, and beyond that--
Beyond that, April 15th.