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Upcoming Workshops

In case anyone was wondering about my recent silence, it can be attributed to a trip to Mexico – trip highlights include getting married on January 3rd! We’re back to reality now, and Crystal and I will be doing a weekend of workshops in Parksville on February 5th and 6th. You can find more details […]

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Got There First

I originally stumbled onto this article via Penny Arcade this morning. Among my favorite sound bites: “… any kind of book distribution which provides free copies to people has always, throughout the history of publishing, eventually rebounded to the benefit of the author.” Now, the future of writing and publishing has been one of the […]

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Digital Content vs. Copyright (Part 1)

or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Kindle In talking to people at workshops and conventions, I’ve encountered a number of preconceptions regarding the publishing industry, digital content, copyright and the associated business models. I have a few strong opinions of my own and I’m curious about how people will react to […]

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Future of Publishing

The future of the publishing industry is something I put a lot of thought into. I care about this subject not only as a publisher, but as a writer and reader as well. For anyone else who cares about his subject, watch the following video. Not just the first half. Watch it all. I’ll wait.

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Pitching Your Work in Person

We tend to focus a lot on the query letter side of pitching, but tonight Crystal and I are teaching a workshop for SCBWI West on pitching your work to an editor or agent in person. We thought it was especially appropriate since many writers we know are gearing up for the Surrey International Writers’ […]

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Query Letter Advice

As part of my research for our upcoming Live Your Dream book, Staying Out of the Slush Pile, I’ve been scouring the Internet for tips on writing effective queries. One of the best sites I’ve found is AgentQuery. Definitely worth checking out if you’re at that stage in your project. One of the details I […]

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Calgary was Great!

Just got back from a quick trip to Calgary where Crystal and I taught a two-day conference on the craft of writing and getting published for SCBWI. Apparently that was the first conference held by the Society in Calgary and it was an honour to be part of it. We met lots of fun, enthusiastic […]

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Book Project Weekend – Victoria

Crystal and I will be facilitating another Book Project event through Live Your Dream Workshops. This time we’re featuring Self Publishing for Profit and Book Marketing Mixology. This will be a great chance not only to learn about all the options you have as an artist, but it also promises to be a good networking […]

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The Book Project Weekend – Victoria

Crystal and I will be in Victoria on May 22 and 23 for another Book Project Weekend. Over two days we’ll cover all the material in our new books Live Your Dream: Self Publishing For Profit and Live Your Dream: Book Marketing Mixology. If you’re from the Victoria area and you’re interested in seeing your […]

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