Get Published Episode 97 – Mark Leslie, Book Nerd with Many Hats

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode97.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFor those of you who have the joy of Black Friday, I hope you survived the mayhem unscathed.  Rather than going shopping, I went out with my Scouts to do our Survival Shelter Camp. There was lots of snow and lots of hunters around, but I’m pleased to report that everyone who went came back intact. Still, I’m undecided whether the camp or Black Friday shopping would have been the easier choice. On today’s show I speak to Mark Leslie Lefebvre. Mark is a writer, editor and he recently became the Director of Self-Publishing & Author Relations at Kobo. Mark is also President of the Canadian Booksellers Association. We […]

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Converted to the Rewrite

When I first became serious about writing I heard stories of people who spent huge amounts of time and effort to rewrite books from scratch. That never made sense to me. After all, you have already written something. Why would you want to write it again? The stories usually had some commentary about how the writing went faster and was much better. I still couldn’t wrap my head around the whole thing. Then, I went through the editorial process for Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero. The whole back and forth of revision-comment-edit-comment-revise more was a real learning experience for me. There were cases in the process where I wrote brand new chapters and threw away the parts of the book they […]

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World Fantasy Convention 2012

Last week I attended the 2012 edition of the World Fantasy Convention in Toronto (well, actually Richmond Hill), Ontario. I have been to WFC in the past, most recently in San Diego last year. The difference this time was, I was attending the convention as a professional writer with a book and several published short stories under my belt. I must confess, I was a little put off by the $81 cab ride; the hotel was, as mentioned above, not actually in Toronto and there were no cheaper alternatives that didn’t involve excessive travel time (or at least, so I thought). However, once I was settled in the hotel, the excitement of being there started to grow. I could continue […]

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