Blog by Toby Welch

Even More Writers Advice to Their Newbie Writing Self

April 30th, 2020

Vance Nevada lives in Blackfalds, Alberta, and is the author of Wrestling in the Canadian West and is the 2010 winner of the James C. Melby Historian award. He would tell his beginning writer self three things:

"1. Never underestimate the usefulness of an editor.  Even if you are a subject matter expert, by the time that you have written, re-written and reviewed your own material over and ov ...

A Publisher’s View on Writers Doing a Book Series

April 18th, 2020

Pat Rediger, the publisher of Benchmark Press, publishes series books and has some advice for authors, “Try the initial book in the series and if it sells well then you can consider the next book. Sometimes authors are predisposed to create the series before they know the initial book will sell, and while we encourage them to be optimistic, they need to be realistic and assess the market befo ...

A Writer on Penning a Book Series

April 11th, 2020

Anthony Bidulka has created two series - one follows the cases of Private Detective Russell Quant and the other details the adventures of Disaster Recovery Agent Adam Saint. Bidulka details the intricacies of writing series books, “In terms of writing series versus stand alones, I think there is a difference in terms of initial planning. When I began writing the Russell Quant series, and now ...