SELF-PUBLISHING WORKSHOP PART II: I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH The FWA Conference handout material is here:  Self Publishing Part II_Cornell_FWA 2019   CONFERENCE SPECIAL: Joel Friedlander’s Pre-Formatted Templates and Self-Publishing Guides *** USE COUPON CODE: FWA2019 for 50% off all templates and guides site-wide during the FWA Conference! *** Website: TheBookdesigner.com […]

Concerning The Peculiarium, being a quote from Theatre Macabre, one of the steampunk paranormal mysteries in The Most Peculiar Tales: Emma Langsford, a tailor’s daughter, tended the shelves at the professor’s favourite book shoppe, The Peculiarium. The book shoppe’s rare collections were ever-changing…on many occasions, when Emma introduced me to a newly acquired publication of some antiquity, […]

  WRITING RETROPUNK FICTION The FWA Conference handout material is here:  Charles Cornell_RetroPunk Fiction_FWA 2019   Blog Posts with Supplementary Material: What Do These Three Authors Have In Common? Perception Bias and Retrofuturism Is This Really Steampunk? Introducing…The Steampunk Library   Florida Writers Association Conference Special Two Steampunk Novelettes FREE for Kindle from Oct 18 […]

What are readers of Steampunk reading? If you’re new to Steampunk, where can you go to find both the classic novels of the genre as well as the new releases? And what are today’s bestsellers?  To help answer these questions, I’ve created a Steampunk Library on SteampunkNovels.com. I’m hoping my Steampunk Library will be a […]

Regardless of the genre you write in, we can all claim to be authors of speculative fiction of some kind or another. Every story speculates about something. Our imagination is built from even the simplest what if question. What if this happened, what would happen next? What if this confronted our heroine, would she succeed? […]

  Jules Verne. Isaac Asimov. William Gibson. What do these three authors have in common? The most obvious similarity between them is that they are all science fiction writers. But there’s something more specific than that. Can you guess? Let’s explore the answer by starting with a mini-profile of the first of our famous authors, Jules […]

I recently volunteered at the Florida Writers Association Youth Conference in Orlando sponsored by FWA’s Youth Writers Program. The age range of the attendees was from first grade to high school. What an impressive group of intelligent and talented young writers! From poetry to short stories to full length novels, these kids knew how to […]

I’m partnering with The Kindle Book Review to give my subscribers some BIG treats for Halloween. And the response has been terrific! Thank you new subscribers!  If you haven’t caught up with the Kindle Book Review’S $200 Amazon Gift Card Spooktacular, then go here for all the details including the contest link to enter to win […]

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