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Documenting a Superhero Series Relaunch

My name is Jeremy Flagg and I'm a superhero author. In 2015 I received a publishing contract and launched my first superhero novel. While I wish I could discuss the wealth and the fame that came immediately after, the reception was less than warm. It was cold, like...

Opportunity Within a Tribe

It's not always what you know, but who you know. This is a line that has stuck in my head since I started my publishing journey. I'm not so much an introvert, but I am a solitary person by nature and prefer my quiet space over interacting with others. The...

NESWC Presenter – Jeremy Flagg

New England Speculative Writers Conference Presentation Discovering & Maintaining Your Followers April 13, 2019 | Portland MaineMailing lists have become the gold standard for connecting with fans, but we're already seeing a drop in efficiency due to "mail...

NESWC Presenter – M.D. Cooper

New England Speculative Writers Conference PresentationCreating a Flagship UniverseApril 13, 2019 | Portland MaineWhat is a flagship series and why is it important? Does your book contain a world waiting to be expanded into a series? A flagship series helps to define...

NESWC Presenter – Paul Kilpatrick

New England Speculative Writers Conference PresentationBuilding a Partnership with Beta Readers April 13, 2019 | Portland MaineBeta readers can be one of the strongest craft tools in developing stories into great works of fiction. However, cultivating and managing...

NESWC Presenter – Christine Munroe

New England Speculative Writers Conference PresentationExpanding Distribution to International MarketsApril 13, 2019 | Portland MaineIn a global digital market, international sales can increase an author’s bottom line. Navigating foreign markets brings with it a list...

NESWC Presenter – Amanda Kahl

New England Speculative Writers Conference PresentationConnecting & Growing Artist Partnerships April 13, 2019 | Portland MaineCover art is one of the most important elements when it comes to book selling, but does the partnership end at book covers? Are there...

NESWC Presenter – E.J. Stevens

New England Speculative Writers Conference PresentationExpanding Your Brand at In-Person Events April 13, 2019 | Portland Maine In-person events such as conventions and conferences are excellent opportunities to get you and your books out to the public, but are you...

NESWC Presenter – Chris Philbrook

New England Speculative Writers Conference PresentationThe Value of Audio To Your Bottom LineApril 13, 2019 | Portland MaineAudiobooks are the number one expanding market for authors. With your books already published, how can you tap into this medium to increase your...

NESW Conference – What to Expect

The New England Speculative Writers Conference is a hybrid educational and networking event. We're excited to discuss what's happening with the event and wanted to answer questions from folks. The video above addresses all the questions, but for those who prefer to...

Writing Healthy – It’s all about routine

Routine. The most hated and feared word of people everywhere. Routine? Routine is the essence of boredom, the same thing being done repeatedly day-after-day, a life restricted to steps in a process. Who the heck wants a routine? One might argue that part of the reason...

Tracking The Words

This came up recently on the Facebook page and the timing was pretty good as I'd been thinking of writing about this topic anyways. Up until recently I didn't track my daily word counts.  Didn't really see the need.  I knew I needed to write everyday to get the kind...

The Final Summons – Available for Pre-Order

The New England Speculative Writers are proud to announce that Pre-Ordering is now available for our debut anthology, The Final Summons. This collection features fourteen amazing stories by New England authors. We are also excited to announce that USA Today Best...

NaNoWrimo Write-Ins, your novel and you!

  So with NaNoWrimo just mere weeks away, it’s time to makes plans! Plan your novel! Pants your novel! No one cares if it makes sense as long as you get the 50k in the kitty before November 15th it’s all good! Also, plan to go to a write-in. Wait, what’s a...