About Tracy Hickman

NYT Best Selling author and instructor on this site.
Website: http://trhickman.com
tracytrhickmancom has written 32 articles so far, you can find them below.

Dr. Evil of Amazon

Dr_Amazon I received the following cheery letter in my email the other day. Reading it chilled me to the bone Dear Kindle Customer, We have good news. You are entitled to a credit for some of your past e-book purchases as a result of legal settlements between several major e-book publishers and the Attorneys General of […] Continue reading →

Gears & Gallantry

Tee_n_Pip2 The World of Steampunk as Seen by the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences A Live Webinar Appearance on October 19th, 2012 exclusively for Ultimate Writers Course Members The Hickmans and Scribe’s Forge welcome Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine, award-winning steampunk authors* with their Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series and its companion podcast, Tales from the Archives. […] Continue reading →

Near Perfect Pitch

on_the_lot2 With all the discussion lately about how to pitch and what elements go into a good pitch, I thought it would be helpful to provide an example of a nearly perfect pitched. This is from a television program called ‘On the Lot.’ [webplayer id=1] One of the things that I noticed about this final pitch […] Continue reading →

Website Upgrades

Sorry for the dust! We discovered a number of internal conflicts on the website design that were affecting the functionality of both the videos and the forums … not to mention your access to the site. I am in the process of resolving these issues at last with a series of upgrades to the Scribes […] Continue reading →

Scribe’s Forge Publishing Now Included

Webnar_02 We are pleased to announce that our Scribe’s Forge Publishing model — previously taught and purchased separately — is now being incorporated into your Scribe’s Forge subscription. We are in the process of transfering and updating these files and pages but the basic instructions are now available to you on the SF Publishing tab at […] Continue reading →

Hickman’s New LIVE Workshops

REGISTER for a FREE Writing Workshop! What would you ask if you had the chance to sit down face to face with an International and NYT Best-selling author? What if that author with over a quarter of a century of experience in traditional publishing and an innovator in New Media and ebook publishing was willing […] Continue reading →

Contemplating Seppuku

sepuku GUEST AUTHOR POST BY W. DANIEL WILLIS I have a confession to make, it’s been three weeks since I did any serious writing. I’m supposed to be finished with my next book right now. Fact is I’m a little less than halfway through. I’d like to blame it on the holidays or the fact that […] Continue reading →

So, You Want to Meet My Agent?

Matt Bialer I’d like to take a moment and introduce you to my agent and good friend Matt Bialer of the Sanford J. Greenburger, Associates literary firm. Matt has recently opened up a Facebook page about his literary efforts. Matt has been in the publishing community since 1985 (including 14 years in the book division of the […] Continue reading →

Tom’s Happy New Year

The As we ring in the new year, a quick shout of congratulations to fellow Scribe’s Forge author Tom Bielawski and his Kindle ebook “A Tide of Shadows“. This first book by Tom has risen meteorically into the top hundred of best sellers in Fantasy Books on Amazon.com. You may recall Tom recently was featured as […] Continue reading →

Deconstructiong “Miracle”

miracle01 When Christmas time comes around each year, one of the first movies that we get out and play is ‘Miracle on 34th Street.’ Not the horrible remake that was done a few years ago but the real deal: the 1947 version with Maureen O’Hara, John Daily, the Oscar-winning Edmund Gwynn and the delightful child-star Natalie […] Continue reading →

Writing a World Away

The by Tom Bielawski Note from Tracy Hickman: Tom Bielawski is one of our authors here in our ‘Scribe’s Forge Online Writing Workshops and Seminars.’ You know him well and are with him on his journey as a new author in modern publishing. As he recently had his books live and ‘on sale’ at Amazon.com … […] Continue reading →
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