JULIA first draft is finished!

The heroine – Julia Bacausa

Oh, the joy and the relief of finishing the first draft of a new book!

Along with a sense of achievement comes a feeling of numbness. You’ve completed the story. No more sitting at the keyboard ready to plunge into the book world and typing to find out […]

Short stories about Betrayal

Do you ever wish things might have turned out differently in the past, or that we could know all those enticing titbits of hidden history? In all the short story collections I’ve participated in, I’ve always written on this theme.

So in the two previous posts about short stories, we’ve looked at alternative outcomes to […]

Being a contributor: historical short story collections

You write a novel, say 80-90,000 words. It goes through a writing and editing process, acquires a cover, gets published and marketed. And hopefully, the money starts trickling in, at least to cover the cost of production and possibly some additional revenue. Shocking fact: 95% of writers don’t make a lot of money.

So why, […]