Welcome to The Writer's Desk. Here you'll find some information and insight for writers. This information is meant to help those interested improve their craft and learn more about the business side of writing. While what is shared is meant to be helpful, nothing presented can guarantee success, nor should what is presented be understood as being the only information on the topic discussed.

THE WRITER'S DESK

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ESSAYS

Getting with a Program
Save Your Ideas
The Love/Hate Relationship with a Writer and their Work
How to Handle Reviews
Finding Your Voice
Taking a Closer Look at Bestsellers
Disposable Entertainment
 

ASSORTED INTERVIEWS

SOME HELPFUL BOOKS AND RESOURCES

dccomicsguide
somtimesmagicwork
stephenking

The following books are helpful in learning more about writing in general (both for prose and graphic novels/comics).

Melissa Singer Editor at Tor Books
Lara Allen Foreign Rights Agent | US
Mira Droumeva Foreign Rights Agent | Bulgarian

Thefollowing links are places to get more resources and help a writer out in staying informed on matters no matter their level.

GalleyCat
Writer's Market
Absoulte Write
Preditors & Editors
Publisher Weekly
Writer Beware
Guide to Literary Agents
Query Tracker
Ralan
AAR Online

 

PAGES FROM THE WRITER'S DESK

In 2006 Chad began to produce a podcast series, eventually adding a segment called Pages from the Writer's Desk. The idea behind the segment was to provide some insight into various topics related to writing–-both the business side and the craft side--that could be useful to other writers in the various stages of their career. Since that time the segment also benefited from several conversations from the podcast, Rambling Verser, another podcast and website set up to help writers in their career and craft.

Following the end of the first version of Chad's original podcast series, Pages from the Writer's Desk has been made into its own series. Posting the new updates from time to time, this series still serves to pass on some insight and experiences from Chad and others (when possible) to help out whomever it may.

In more recent times the concept has branched off into a collection of written documents covering various topics along with the podcasts, using whichever medium was the must effective in sharing the information.

THE PAGES

Graphic Novels

An Introduction
Creating a Script
The Reference Bible
Pencils
Inking
Coloring
Lettering
Layout and Printing
Trimming Text
Creating a Script II
 

Agents

What are they Good For?
Where to Find Them
Vetting and Due Diligence
Pitches and Queries
The Waiting Game
Reeling in the Line
Rejections
One Step Closer to Publication
The Offer
A Parting of the Ways
Finding a Foreign Agent
 

THE PODCASTS

Rambling Verser: Setting
Rambling Verser: Plot
Rambling Verser: Characters
Rambling Verser: Conflict
Rambling Verser: Character Development
Rambling Verser: Foreshadowing
 

Writing the Middle of your Story
"I have an idea of how the story starts and ends, but don't know how to fill in the middle." Sound familiar? If so, then you might want to check this episode out

Three Simple Documents
Three simple tools you should have in place before you delve headlong into any work of fantasy/sci-fi.

Author Branding–Online Identity
The first in a five part series meant to help an author think on ways to get noticed and stand apart from the crowd to the betterment of their work and career.

Author Branding–Events
The second in a five part series meant to help an author think on ways to get noticed and stand apart from the crowd to the betterment of their work and career. In this episode we talk a little bit about taking part in events and how to use them to better increase and enrich your reach and brand.

Author Branding–Media Awareness
The third in a five part series meant to help an author think on ways to get noticed and stand apart from the crowd to the betterment of their work and career. In this episode we talk a little bit about building media awareness–what it is and how to go about doing it to

Author Branding–Broadcasting Yourself
The fourth in a five part series meant to help an author think on ways to get noticed and stand apart from the crowd to the betterment of their work and career. In this episode we talk a little bit about podcasting and how it can help you better develop your author brand.

Author Branding–Author Signatures
The fifth and final part of a five part series meant to help an author think on ways to get noticed and stand apart from the crowd to the betterment of their work and career. In this episode we talk a little bit about something not that many authors give too much consideration to but can have a big part to play in your branding: author signatures.

Unconventional Approach–Foreign Rights
Part one of The Unconventional Approach miniseries. In this episode we take a look at foreign rights and the possible benefits of using them in a less traditional way.

Unconventional Approach–Audio Rights
Part two of The Unconventional Approach miniseries. In this episode we take a look at audio rights and the possible benefits of using them in a less traditional way.

Unconventional Approach–Crowd Funding
Part three of The Unconventional Approach miniseries. In this episode we take a look at crowd funding and some possible uses for getting out your work.

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