Fellow author RJ Keller and I created, several years ago, a writers' comic relief YouTube series called "Inside the Writers' Studio."
We usually focus our episodes on the humorous aspects of some of the frustrations of writers (while also, at times, making fun of writers, as in our episode titled "Writer Stereotypes"), but after reading an interview with Sue Grafton in which she refers to self-publishing as "lazy," I guess you could say we set aside the "funny" and responded seriously to this misperception.
I have set up two possibilities for our MWSA 2012 Anthology cover. As you know, the theme and the title is "Silent Battlefields" -- Here are the two mockups. They will of course look different once we know how many pages we will have and what we really want to put on the back.
Here are the two choices.
Option One -- Gettysburg in golds and browns.
You may or may not know that Carolyn Schriber will be doing a demo of my favorite authoring tool, Scrivener, at the conference in Dayton.
Title: Many Genres One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction
Author Michael A. Arnzen, Heidi Ruby Miller
Reviewer: Terry L. Shoptaugh
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 0938467085
Well-known authors affiliated with Seton Hill University's MFA program offer advice on how to write successful genre novels.