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Kortney's Mom
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Check out my interview on Indie Authorland about my latest novel release DreamCity. Enjoy! xoxo Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sibylla Nash
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Here's an interesting grant from the Tribeca Film Institute, the TFI New Media Fund. It's not so much for writers more for the writer/filmmaker combo. Four to eight projects will receive grants that range from $50,000 to $100,000 and the deadline to apply is May 5, 2014. From their site:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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This came my way via Broken Barriers. If you have a ground-breaking comedy idea, NBC Comedy Playground's looking for you! They want to discover fresh, comedic voices in an innovative, new way. If you can take your original concept from pitch to execution, keep reading. This doesn't seem to be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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I've had Scrivener for awhile now but haven't fully utilized its potential. It's like having a Porsche and just using it to run errands down the street. There's a lot of power under the hood that I have to figure out how to exploit. I'm always searching for different templates... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Want to get in some traveling AND writing, well mostly writing? Much has been said about Amtrak's residency and now you can finally check it out for yourself. #AmtrakResidency will allow for up to 24 writers to take long-distance trains to work on their projects. Each writer's round-trip journey will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Looking for a place to write outside of your home and doesn't involve the words coffee shop? There's a writing fellowship for that. :) The deadline is right around the corner (March 15) but if you can swing it, you should enter. theOffice, a quiet, communal workspace in Brentwood right... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Stanford has an interesting creative writing fellowship called the Stegner Fellowship. The submission period is from September through December. So plenty of time to get your submissions in order. They offer ten two-year fellowships each year, five in fiction and five in poetry. All the fellows in each genre convene... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Looking for your big break? Polish up your episodic spec so that it shines and apply to NBC/Unviersal's Writers on the Verge. It's a 12-week program focused on readying writers for a staff writer position on a television series. They particularly encourage writers of diverse backgrounds to apply. The program... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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I have big dreams for 2014. Slowly but surely I'm turning those dreams into achievable goals - giving them deadlines and knocking them out, one by one. Sometimes a series of baby steps can be just as effective as giant leaps. First order of business was to re-release my first... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Looking for something to read during the winter doldrums? Yes, it's March but the East Coast is still getting pounded with snow. Cozying up to a good book on your e-reader may be just the thing to tide you over until spring. Mozy on over to Smashwords because March 2nd... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
Thank you Hugh! Glad you enjoyed it. Jill has lots of great interviews on her site. Definitely keep coming back to visit!
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As indie authors, we're always looking for ways to get our books out there. Here's a great post written by Jill Mettendorf. Check out her interview with a library buyer who shares some wonderful tips for getting your book(s) into libraries. I had the opportunity to participate in an author... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Here's another opportunity for screenwriters trying to get their foot in the door - The Sundance Screenwriters Lab. The deadline is May 1, 2014 and they will begin accepting applications March 15, 2014. From their site: The Screenwriters Lab is a five-day writer's workshop that gives independent screenwriters the opportunity... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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I know many writers are also illustrators, so this one's for you. :) Nicklelodeon Artist Program will be accepting applications for a general track and storyboard track from March 15 - April 15. Much like the writers program, it also operates on a three phased structure and will provide a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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The deadline is fast approaching Nicklelodeon's Writing Program, it's Feb. 28, 2014, so you'll want to get your writing sample together. Operating in a three-phased structure, the Program provides a salaried position for up to one year and offers hands-on experience writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas in both... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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CBS has a great six-month mentoring program for aspiring writers. From their site: Each participant will be teamed with two different mentors. One is a CBS network or studio executive with whom they will meet on a regular basis, to discuss their work, get creative feedback on their material and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Here's a heads up for you, the Warner Bros Writer's Workshop will be open for submissions from May 1, 2014 - June, 1, 2014. You have more than enough time to revise, revise, revise and make your writing sample sing. The workshop consists of three components: lectures, a simulated writer's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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If your dream is to break into Hollywood, here's a great fellowship opportunity for one writer and one director with JJ Abrams' production company - Bad Robot (Alias, Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest, Revolution & more). The Fellowship program runs for ten weeks from Sept - Nov 2014 and includes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Being a writer can be a tough gig. Sure it looks like fun, jet-setting to book signings, seeing your work on the big screen. Having fans. Good times from what I hear. Unfortunately, all the fun to be had comes after the writing is finished and good times aren’t guaranteed,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award winner, Rysa Walker's Time Bound It's that time of year again! The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest is open to unpublished and self-published novels. Authors can submit their work in one of the following categories: general fiction; mystery/thriller; romance; science fiction/fantasy/horror; and young adult fiction.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
What a great way to start the year! I've been invited to kick off the Callie Rose Literary Cafe Project as the first reader in their Literary Cocktail Hour series! I'll be reading from my novels and doing a Q&A on publishing afterward on March 14 at 6:30. If you're... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Like many writers, my goal is to write more, well actually it's to complete more of my projects. Poets & Writers helps the process along by creating a great resource - a submission calendar. They've listed tons of opportunities for writers to apply for grants, contests, etc. You can even... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at Sibylla Nash
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I read about the UtopYA conference earlier this year and I was like, "why didn't I know about this?" It's the "first-of-its-kind convention for women writers of supernatural YA and NA (new adult) fiction and their fans." Sounds pretty cool right? Registration is open and I grabbed my ticket. So... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Sibylla Nash
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Author Jill Mettendorf work in publishing for more than seven years before she took the leap of faith and published her own book, Real Answers, Real Authors. Check out her interview as she shares some words of wisdom of for authors. 1. ) How did you wind up in publishing?... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at Sibylla Nash
If you get a chance, check out my interview on Real Answers, Real Authors. This site is an excellent resource for writers with plenty of marketing advice. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at Sibylla Nash