Writers: The Publishing Cheese Has Moved

Laura is constantly taking pictures of our meals. Part of this is because of her Baking Outside the Box cookbook and baking blog. I, being a creature of habit, have started asking at breakfast whether Laura has already taken a picture of that day’s baking out of fear that I might eat something that has […]

Small and Simple Books

I’ve been thinking a great deal about small and simple things lately. I was speaking with one of our Scribe’s Forge authors the other day about recent trends in publishing. He was concerned because he was primarily a ‘short story writer’ and had difficulty putting together something as complex and lengthy as a full-length novel. […]

The Man Who Invented Christmas

For some time now I’ve been enjoy the book, ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas‘ by Les Standiford. The subtitle is ‘How Charles Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits.’ As I have felt compelled this holiday season to write our own Christmas tale — and in Dicken’s serial format nonetheless […]

It’s Publishing! (A Lament)

It’s Publishing! Everyone in the Pool! (A Lament) A Guest Post by Michael Williams Since Trajan’s Arch was published back in 2010, I’ve once again been on the book tour circuit.  It’s different than it was in the ‘80s or the ‘90s, but it’s to be expected, because industries, like everywhere else, evolve.  But it’s […]

Hickman Holiday Sale

We are in the middle of this year’s Black Friday through Cyber-Monday Holiday Sale! Come and take a look at the incredible offers we have for you! FEATURED EXCLUSIVE! NOT AVAILABLE ANYWHERE ELSE! Tracy & Laura Hickman present their new, previously unpublished Dragon’s Bard Holiday story just in time for the holidays… Duke Wenceslas is […]

Dr. Evil of 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 […]

Gears & Gallantry

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. […]

Near Perfect Pitch

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 […]

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 […]

Scribe’s Forge Publishing Now Included

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 […]

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 […]
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