We're Write, You're Wrong - Asylum of WPF Bloggers
A place where the bloggers of the Writing Popular Fiction Program at Seton Hill University can frolic in their insanity!
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Kaye Dacus Blog Series
Kaye Dacus is doing a daily blog series at Write Place, Write Time about finding a writer's unique voice. Here is today's line up:
Tuesday, February 27:
Deb Raney (Romance & Women's Fiction)
Chip MacGregor (Literary Agent)
Terry Burns (Westerns, also a Literary Agent)
Kaye Dacus, blog series, author voice
Monday, February 26, 2007
HEIDI'S PICK SIX - MIKE RESNICK
Sunday, February 25, 2007
HEIDI'S PICK SIX - WEEK 3
Here is the line up for this week over at ambasadora:
MONDAY - Mike Resnick / Science Fiction
WEDNESDAY - K. J. Howe / Romantic Suspense
FRIDAY - Anne Harris / Fantasy and Manga
HEIDI'S PICK SIX, Heidi Ruby Miller, Mike Resnick, K. J. Howe, Anne Harris, writing, author interviews,
Friday, February 23, 2007
HEIDI'S PICK SIX - Nancy Kress
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Author Website Giveaways - Joshua Palmatier
Joshua Palmatier is having a book review contest and the prize is an ARC of his latest novel The Vacant Throne. To enter, read either The Skewed Throne or The Cracked Throne and post a review on your website, your blog, your MySpace account, on amazon.com, or at barnesandnoble.com. Send him an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and a link to your review and you'll be entered. Post a review for both books and be entered twice. Post the same review on multiple sites and be entered once for each site.
The Contest ends on May 31, 2007.
Joshua Palmatier, The Skewed Throne, The Cracked Throne, The Vacant Throne, author website giveaways
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
HEIDI'S PICK SIX - Joshua Palmatier
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
#1: Christopher Paul Carey will be editing the upcoming Philip Jose Farmer anthology from Subterranean Press titled Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories. Pre-orders will be available this fall.
#2: The premier issue of Doorways is now available through Lulu in print or for download. It features work by Michael A. Arnzen, Jack Ketchum, and others.
#3: K. J. Howe is giving away two $100 Victoria's Secret gift certificates to celebrate making the final round of the American Title III Contest. You can vote for her by emailing email@example.com with ONE SHOT, TWO KILLS in the subject line.
#4: A. G. Devitt reports that Fantasist Enterprises' latest fantasy anthology Bash Down The Door And Slice Open The Badguy is available for pre-order from Barnes and Noble. It is edited by W. H. Horner, illustrated by Chris Chua, and has works by Lawrence C. Connolly, Jim C. Hines, A. G. Devitt, Susan Sielinski, and others.
Christopher Paul Carey, Philip Jose Farmer, Subterranean Press, Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories, Doorways, Lulu, Michael A. Arnzen, Jack Ketchum, One Shot, Two Kills, American Title III Contest, K. J. Howe, A. G. Devitt, Bash Down the Door and Slice Open the Bad Guy, Fantasist Enterprises, W. H. Horner, Lawrence C. Connolly, Jim C. Hines, Susan Sielinski, Chris Chua
Monday, February 19, 2007
HEIDI'S PICK SIX - Shelley Bates
Sunday, February 18, 2007
HEIDI'S PICK SIX - WEEK 2
Here is this week's line up over at ambasadora:
MONDAY - Shelley Bates / Women's Fiction and Inspirational Romance
WEDNESDAY - Joshua Palmatier / Fantasy
FRIDAY - Nancy Kress / Science Fiction
HEIDI'S PICK SIX, Heidi Ruby Miller, Shelley Bates, Joshua Palmatier, Nancy Kress
Friday, February 16, 2007
HEIDI'S PICK SIX - Penny Dawn
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
HEIDI'S PICK SIX - Scott A. Johnson
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
#1: Michael Arnzen's poetry contest is in full swing in his gorelets newsletter. Check it out here to win a copy of Mike's movie Exquisite Corpse.
#2: Doorways Magazine is having a Horror Film Festival and looking for entries.
We're proud to present:
The First annual “Doorways Unhinged” Horror Film Festival
We decided to do this to give you a chance to show your talent. We want to be scared and hypnotized by your sinister imaginations. The film can be no longer than 5 minutes. A challenge yes, but, I've seen a lot of good ones done at that length or even shorter.
You're probably wondering why you should spend time entering our contest. Why would we be able to judge your work and say if it's good or not, if we don't make movies ourselves? I have found three judges that will look at your pieces:
Director: Greg Lamberson --- www.slimeguy.com
Director: Christopher Alan Broadstone --- www.blackcabproductions.com
Artist: Peter Mihaichuk --- www.mihaichuk.com
As you can see your work will be judged professionally. This is a way of letting you show your work to the public and we want contestants who are serious about being discovered.
Prizes will be awarded and the top three winners will be interviewed for Doorways magazine.
The movies will also be posted linked on Doorways so people can make recommendations to our judges. This will allow you to see how a general audience views your work.
There will be no theme but we do want one thing. There must be a Doorway in your piece. Doorways can lead to anything, show us what's behind yours.
The entry fee is only $10.00.
All entry fees must be received and all films must be posted no later than October 1st, 2007. First, Second, and Third place winners will be announced here on October 31st, 2007. Prizes and awards will be announced on the Doorways site and in the magazine.
For more information visit the forum.
Michael Arnzen, Gorelets, Exquisite Corpse, Doorways Magazine, Horror Film Festival, poetry contest
Monday, February 12, 2007
HEIDI'S PICK SIX - Nalo Hopkinson
Sunday, February 11, 2007
HEIDI'S PICK SIX
Tomorrow begins the HEIDI'S PICK SIX blog series over at ambasadora where I present fifteen questions or prompts to dozens of authors, but they can only respond to six.
You'll get to see which questions they answered and what they had to say.
Here's the line up for this week:
MONDAY - Nalo Hopkinson / SF
WEDNESDAY - Scott A. Johnson / Horror
FRIDAY - Penny Dawn / Romance and Erotica
Tell your friends! ;)
Heidi Ruby Miller, HEIDI'S PICK SIX, Nalo Hopkinson, Scott A. Johnson, Penny Dawn
Saturday, February 10, 2007
PARSEC - Joshua Palmatier
Jason and I went to our first PARSEC meeting tonight at the Squirrel Hill Library thanks to nudging from Diane Turnshek.
Along with some familiar faces (Anne and Kevin) were some new people full of great conversation, interesting stories, and warm welcomes.
The guest speaker was Joshua Palmatier, author of The Skewed Throne and The Cracked Throne. He did a nice reading from his second novel and answered lots of questions from the crowd, then joined us all for dinner afterward.
It was an inspiring evening.
PARSEC, Diane Turnshek, Joshua Palmatier, The Skewed Throne, The Cracked Throne
More Random Writing Bits
#1: Asimov's Reader's Choice Award Winner Timons Esaias has three poems in Bathtub Gin #19. Look for "Domain", "A Break for Freedom in the 61C Cafe", and "To Demur".
#2: In case you hadn't heard last month the Offworld Report is back at SFcrowsnest. The UK SF Book News Network, Locus Online, SF Site, SFX, SF Signal, Sci-Fi Storm, and William Gibson all supply news headlines to the report.
#3: Perseus Books Group is planning to merge with Avalon. Here's part of the press release they sent us:
"Perseus and Avalon share a similar history, both being built through a series of acquisitions and having strengths in general fiction and non-fiction, and the wellness category. Avalon is also the largest independent travel publisher based in the U.S., with the Moon and Rick Steves series of travel guides."
Because Jason and I have a contract with Avalon which calls for us to revise our guidebook Moon Pennsylvania Camping for redistribution every three years, we're watching this to see what happens.
Timons Esaias, Bathtub Gin, Domain, To Demure, SFcrowsnest, Offworld Report, Avalon, Perseus Books Group, Moon Pennsylvania Camping, A Break for Freedom in the 61C Cafe
Monday, February 05, 2007
I have a joined scifaiku titled Five Parsecs Away in the February 2007 print edition of Scifaikuest edited by Teri Santitoro. The featured poet in this issue is Deborah P. Kolodji.
This was my first published poem. :)
Heidi Ruby Miller, Five Parsecs Away, Scifaikuest, Teri Santitoro, Deborah P. Kolodji
Blog Contest Winner - Hannah G.
Hannah's name was drawn from all the entries for a copy of our guidebook MOON Pennsylvania Camping.
Thanks for the links, Hannah, and hope you enjoy your travel guide.
Christopher Paul Carey also drew a winner for his blog contest. Congrats to Betsy who won a copy of Myths for the Modern Age.
Watch for more contests at ambasadora and jaguarpaddler.
Heidi Ruby Miller, Jason Jack Miller, Moon Pennsylvania Camping, author website giveaways, Christopher Paul Carey, Myths for the Modern Age, ambasadora, jaguarpaddler
Friday, February 02, 2007
More Author Website Giveaways
Lisa Logan - author of Visions