Hello again! Today, as part of the 2018 Ch1- and Ch21-Con Blog Tour, Mr. Liam Wood of Ch21Con is stopping by to offer a fresh perspective on a subject that's fresh on my mind as I put the finishing touches to my second chapter book, Cliche. Take it away! <> <> <> Revising for the … Continue reading Revising for the Lone Writer, by Liam Wood
Hello, readers! It's that time of the year again! I'm participating in the Ch1Con & Ch21Con 2018 Blog Tour, an annual tour in preparation for this year’s conferences, which brings original content from the Chapter One Events team to a number of fantastic, writing-related blogs. (And also my blog. :p ) This coming Wednesday (April … Continue reading Stay Tuned: Ch1&21Con 2018 Blog Tour Stop, April 18th!
Passover was officially PassOVER as of Sunday, which gave me a little crunch-time to work on book-related things in relative peace and quiet. It's amazing what you can do in a few days' time, if motivated! I went through the last significant portion of beta-reader feedback from the second round and made changes to the … Continue reading Book covers (and a surprisingly optimistic Cliche update)!
The book reviews that make it to this blog post are the ones I enjoyed enough to share, and books that, for the most part, I think I'd share with the blog's primary intended audience - young readers. My Contact Me page has everything I'd like prospective inquirers to know before asking me to consider … Continue reading How can I be clearer?
Happy Spring! Where I am, there's still a bit of snow on the ground and the sky's a hazy shade of winter. Still, perhaps if we talk about Spring enough, Winter will get the idea and move on. I set a vague, informal deadline of March for when I'd like beta-readers to turn in their … Continue reading Spring Life Update
I was offered an Author Review Copy of Subway | Palliatopia in exchange for an honest review. All opinions listed below are my own. Title: Subway | Palliatopia (Subway #1) Genre: YA Dystopian Thriller Length: 265 pages Blurb: EVERYTHING HAS A PRICE. In a world that’s self-obsessed, every moment is shared, and every move is … Continue reading Review: Subway | Palliatopia by S.W. Lothian
CW: Sexual harassment This past week, some serious stuff went down in the publishing industry, an industry that I, as a self-publishing writer, observe (and have occasionally envied) from a distance. The School Library Journal published an article about sexual harassment within the world of children's publishing, naming a handful of alleged perpetrators and painful … Continue reading #MeToo & Anti-Harassment Initiatives in the Publishing Industry