I Survived My First Surrey International Writers’ Conference #SiWC14

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And the proof, as usual, is on Twitter: twitter.com/search?q=%40curtiscchen%20%23siwc14&src=typd Highlights included: finally meeting Stephanie and David in person, after many online writing Hangouts; seeing my VPXII classmate Katrina again and getting an autographed copy of her book; learning about book…

I Will Not Get Paid This Much for Any of My Novels

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But it’s nice to see that publishers still believe in science fiction. Last month, this bit of news showed up in the Publishers Lunch daily newsletter: Try not to think about the fact that Weir originally self-published his first novel,…

I Don’t Worry Too Much about Piracy and Here’s Why

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TL;DR: oh, just go read Cecilia Tan’s blog post instead. This summer, my friend Katrina Archer self-published her YA fantasy novel Untalented (previously a 2009 ABNA quarterfinalist): This week, she discovered that the eBook version had been pirated: If I…