Abigail Hilton Moves to Patreon

Like many writers, Abigail Hilton has moved her content entirely to Patreon, so if you were following her blog you need to follow her on Patreon. She will no longer release podcasts on her blog.

The great news is that Patreon allows artists to give their followers free content as well as the extra content you can get if you are able to support Abigail Hilton. So, go to https://www.patreon.com/abigailhilton and click the follow button on the left to get access to her once-a-month free podcasts. Download the Patreon app to get a podcatcher-like experience.

You can also follow her new releases by subscribing to her mailing list. Here’s a direct link to the signup form.

The newest Jager Thunder excerpt is here – http://www.abigailhilton.com/sneak-peek/

Abigail Hilton also has a lot of great paid content. See her Patreon page for more details!

NaNoWriMo Advice abounds!

Several of us Pendragon Variety ladies are writing all the words for National Novel Writing Month, and if you’re striving alongside us, you’re about to enter week three, where many of us face a slump in word output. Maybe you’ve run through most of your outline and about to type “the end” at 20k. Maybe you’ve got loads of scenes left to write but the characters have gone left when you said right, or maybe it’s your energy that’s run off and real life is banging on your door.

Remember that NaNoWriMo is about enjoying the writing community and pushing yourself to make progress on that draft and possibly (gasp) learn things about how you write and/or why this story is/is not working for you.

Personally, I (Michelle) am working on a third book in a series and am struck once again by how many #$%@ing scenes there are to write and rewrite and notes here and timelines there and omg. One month will never be enough, but the concentrated output will give me a draft to work with and allow my brain to hyper-focus on this impossibly long thing. I’m definitely at the point in #NaNoWriMo where I feel like no matter how many words I write, there are so many left.

But never fear! NaNoWriMo offers a unique opportunity to commiserate with other writers. Advice abounds! So sit back for a moment and read something encouraging, connect with us on nanowrimo.org, twitter, and facebook, and go ahead and complain (or boast!) a little.

Cheers! And keep at it!

Listen to Abigail Hilton’s NaNoWriMo advice Here

View resources on outlining and more with Michelle Ristuccia’s NaNoWriMo Prep Talk

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Publishing Industry News

Rebekkah Niles’ publishing news covering 9/5-9/23/2016 talks about Google Play Books, Publishers Weekly, QueryTracker and more.



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‘Things I Know To Be True’ Wins 2017 Pushcart Prize

Kendra Fortmeyer’s “Things I know to be True” has won the 2017 Pushcart Prize!

Ms. Ristuccia has mentioned Fortmeyer on her blog before for her quality short fiction, and we are happy to welcome Fortmeyer to the PV Network. What better welcome than to highlight her recent award?

You can read an excerpt of ‘Things I Know To Be True,’ or purchase a copy of the stor, here, or share your thoughts about the piece on Goodreads.

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Appearance: Oak City Comicon

Michelle Ristuccia will be at Oak City Comicon this Saturday the 16th, signing her science fiction chapbook, Premeditations! Stop by from 10am to 12pm to catch her at the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation‘s vendor table at Oak City Comicon.

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#PREMEDITATIONS on Goodreads – Call for Reviews

My chapbook PREMEDITATIONS now has an [ Amazon ] page, a [ Goodreads ] page, in addition to its page at Folded Word where you can still get multi-pack discounts. We’d love to hear your opinion.

Have a question or comment about PREMEDITATIONS? Visit the Goodreads discussion thread!
Don’t forget to leave a review on Amazon  ] and on [ Goodreads ]. Thank you!

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Publishing Industry News

This week’s publishing news and industry blogs covers 12/19/2015-1/1/2016. Happy New Year!

And yes, after a little rest and recovery, I’m back on my feet and ready to catch you up with what’s been going on while you were celebrating.

Publishing News

The Authors Guild petitions the Supreme Court to hear the DOJ vs Apple case. Meanwhile, the DOJ petitions the Supreme court to turn down the case.

Shelfie is now also offering audio book editions for those who own print editions of certain books.

Industry Blogs

Writers and agents speculate on the coming year and reflect on the last year. Jim Hines. Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Janet Reid. Nephele Tempest.

A reflection on 10 years of graphic novel publishing from Publishers Weekly, interview-style with several industry professionals.

Agent Janet Reid answers questions and gives advice. How do agents feel about present tense? (Write well enough that the agent doesn’t notice the writing.) What’s the best thing to do with a lightly shopped but rejected manuscript: give it up and work on the next, self-publish, try for a new agent, or keep shopping it on your own? (It depends on what you want most.) If you’re writing in English but based outside the US, can you get published in the US? (Yes; you don’t have to mention in your query that you don’t live in the US.)

More from Reid: a spreadsheet of her recommended books on the craft of writing. An agent you’d like to work with has an assistant read your work and the assistant sends an R&R, but you disagree with their comments: what do you do? Remember that even your author bio is important promo; make every word you write good. Also, yes, cleaning up your website and writing your author bio is your job, not a traditional publisher’s: the difference between promotion and marketing. And some advice on the timing of promotion.

On the Futuristic, Fantasy, and Paranormal blog, 5 social media myths are busted.

And on Writers Write, the benefits of reading!

Seems like most people were out celebrating the holidays, so not too much this time around. What other major publishing news have you encountered in the past two weeks?

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