Get Published Episode 98 – JW Schnarr Talks Horror

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode98.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe holiday season is upon us and for some that means stress. For me, stress really starts to show up around deadline time. If I have properly scheduled myself, no stress. If I have too much going on, proper scheduling goes out the window. This episode I talk about how goals should help you reduce that stress if done properly. I also have Bill Schnarr on the show. Bill is an award winning journalist, horror author, editor and publisher. We had a really great conversation that I’m pleased to share with you today. That’s today’s episode. I hope you enjoy it. Show Notes 00:00 — Opening – Get Published […]

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Book Review: Evolve, Vampire Stories of the New Undead

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/Books/BookReview-Evolve2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSEvolve is a different kind of book for me; I usually don’t read either anthologies or vampire fiction. I’m more of a novel reader and while I enjoy vampire fiction the recent trends in that genre haven’t really struck a chord with me. Still, I think I was fated to read this book. When I first opened it to a random page, the story was taking place in Calgary where I live. That doesn’t happen every day so I picked up the book. I read it cover to cover over the course of a week during my daily commute. Evolve has a nice assortment of 24 short stories from […]

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What Should You Write?

Do you ever wonder if you should be writing for specific trends in the book industry? Genre fiction, especially Science Fiction and Fantasy seems to be especially susceptible to trends. One day it might be dragons, the next zombies. Oh look, vampires that glitter. While it might work to see what’s coming and write for it, you need to keep in mind that getting a book from manuscript to shelf can be a very long process. It may be that by the time your book is ready, it’s already out of style. But what if that isn’t a problem. Maybe vampires (for example) as a subject are going to be around for a while and you decide to write a story […]

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