Being a Guest Author for the First Time

Being a Guest Author for the First Time.

DEAR Day at Humberwood Downs JMA was a hit with authors Amanda Giasson and Julie B Campbell.  The school should be proud of its respectful, friendly students and staff and the priority that it places on literacy.



I’m not Ashamed to Say I’ve Cosplayed

Be yourself.  Be a good writer.  Be a great person!

I’m not Ashamed to Say I’ve Cosplayed. by Amanda Giasson

Am I Lost in a Fictional World?

How much should an author be lost in his or her creative writing?  Check out this article:

Am I Lost in a Fictional World?.

Take a Break – Free Yourself from Writer’s Block

Take a Break – Free Yourself from Writer’s Block.

Creative Writing: The Emotional Toll

Creative Writing: The Emotional Toll.

To shut-up or not to shut-up?

This is a powerful blog post about marketing, written by author Amanda Giasson about the importance of knowing when to market and advertise, and when to back off.

There is a fine line between drumming up hype and driving people away.  Check this out:

To shut-up or not to shut-up?.


Becoming a Writer Who Reads

fiction reading perspective book series As a businessperson, I tend to think of other professional writers as “the competition”.  As a fiction writer and author, that situation is not the same.  Authors of novels and of a great book series are not competition, they are community.

Failing to realize this and holding oneself back from reading the works of others not only limits your enjoyment in life (because there is some truly great fiction out there), but it also holds back your skill and your imagination.

Check out my own experience in returning to reading after a solid year of writing: Becoming a Writer Who Reads.

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