Tuesday, October 30, 2012

MGOC Contributor News: COG Cover for K. Ceres Wright


In a futuristic world where personalities can be downloaded at will, who's a girl to trust?

Many Genres, One Craft contributor K. Ceres Wright has a new Science Fiction novel coming out in Summer 2013 from Dog Star Books. Today was her cover reveal for COG.

The artist is Bradley Sharp.

Friday, October 26, 2012

MGOC Contributor: Ryan M. Williams

Ryan M. Williams

EXCERPT from "One Writer Many Genres" by Ryan M. Williams in Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction

In the mood for a sweet romance? Solving a fiendish murder? Taking a spaceship off to the uncharted reaches? Writing in multiple genres brings a multitude of rewards to writers, along with a few cautions.

A reader finds a mystery and falls in love with the clever cat detective, so she goes out and buys every other book the writer has written. When the new book comes out she rushes to the store for the exclusive midnight release and discovers that the cat is gone, replaced by a vampire, and it isn't even a mystery anymore, but a romance.

Does she jump up and down with a squeal of happiness?



His rap sheet reads like a small-time crook with a half-dozen aliases. As Ryan M. Williams writes the scifi Moreau Society series including Dark Matters and The Gingerbread House. Writing as Ryan M. Welch he has authored his mystery fiction, like the Poe-inspired cat cozy novelette The Murders in the Reed Moore Library. Other aliases include Tennessee Hicks (urban & dark fantasy), and R.M. Haag (horror fiction). His education includes a master of arts degree from Seton Hill University and the successful completion of the master class taught by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. He lives in Western Washington with his wife and son.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

MGOC Events: Western Maryland Indie Lit Festival

Editors and authors from Many Genres, One Craft participated in the 6th Annual Western Maryland Indie Lit Festival in October as part of Raw Dog Screaming Press and Dog Star Books.

In attendance were Michael A. Arnzen, Heidi Ruby Miller, Jason Jack Miller, and K. Ceres Wright.

Jason gave a reading on Friday evening from his novels Hellbender and The Devil and Preston Black. Then Heidi and Jason sat on a panel about the author/editor relationship.

The majority of the panels were on Saturday: Ceres spoke about poetry; Jason had his second year discussing writing locally; Heidi sat on the DIY and Self-Publishing panel; and Mike spoke about teaching.

Monday, October 22, 2012

MGOC Contributor: Susan Mallery

Susan Mallery

EXCERPT from "Writing More" by Susan Mallery in Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction

Even those of us who don’t write Science Fiction are intrigued by the idea of controlling time. Imagine being able to do more with your day, to have extra free time to spend any way you would like. For a writer, more time means getting more work done, selling more books and making more money. Or maybe writing the same number of books in less time and being able to play more. There's a win we can all relate to.

But is that possible? And what if you could write more in a day—how would you know it was at least as good as what you’re doing now?


Susan Mallery is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a 100 romance and women's fiction novels. Her books have appeared as high as #5 on the New York Times list, and they also consistently appear on the USA TODAY bestsellers list. Booklist has named Susan's books on their Top 10 Romances lists in 2007, 2008, and 2009, and she was the only author to appear on the list all three years. As RT Book Reviews magazine says, "Reading a Susan Mallery book is always a marvelous experience.” She has won dozens of awards including the Holt Medallion, the Colorado Award of Excellence and the National Readers Choice Award. Visit her at http://www.susanmallery.com.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

To Write Well...

Some inspiration for writers from Michael Arnzen's 'Fiction Writing' class syllabus... a featured document of the day on Scribd.com!

To Write Well

Thursday, October 4, 2012