A-Z Challenge Theme Reveal, by Clare Dugmore
Curiosity Quills loves the A-Z Blogging Challenge, so for the first time ever, we will be taking part and posting every day throughout April (with the exception of Sundays of course)! Our theme will be The Literary World, and will include posts about anything from marketing, writing, and publishing tips, to discussions about aspects of […]
Announcing Curiosity Thrills, by Clare Dugmore
Coming June 2015: Curiosity Thrills launches this summer with exciting offerings Curiosity Quills Press was founded four years ago with the goal of delivering high quality speculative fiction using innovative technology for the best possible reading experience. Over the last four years our catalog has grown to include hundreds of titles in the science fiction, […]
P is for Publishing Today (being a newby in the field of Publishing), by Alisa Gus
Dandelion, oh dandelion, You are the spring’s bright bloom You are lovely and fluffy But a cow will eat you up As quietly as you were born, So quietly will you go to your grave. Of course, it looses something in the Russian to English translation, but essentially, this is my first magnum opus, written […]
O is for Oxford Comma, by Clare Dugmore
Some grammar rules are a given. Use active voice. Link ideas with a conjunction. Use a comma to connect two ideas as one. But one grammar rule divides writers and experts. The Oxford or serial comma. “In English punctuation, a serial comma or series comma (also called Oxford comma and Harvard comma) is a comma […]
N is for Nikki’s Story!, by Nikki Tetreault
“Nikki, stop reading, you’re going to fall down the stairs!” “Have you been reading this whole time, class started 20 minutes ago!” This was basically my childhood in a nutshell. Oddly enough, when the time came for the big question, “what do you want to do with your life?”, my first instinct wasn’t to look […]
M is for Marketing, by Nikki Tetreault
How do I market my book? We get this question in our inbox on a daily basis, and it plagues almost every author out there. Often the answer is a menagerie of social networks, advertising, and blog tours all saying, “Buy my book”.  Problem is, these have become so convoluted and cluttered that it winds […]
L is for Lessons Learned, by Clare Dugmore
Whiskey-soused greetings, one and all! My name is J.P. Sloan, and the last two years have been one hell of a ride for yours truly. I signed the first two books of my Dark Choir series with Curiosity Quills in January of 2014. The first book, The Curse Merchant was released in September 2014, and […]
K is for Kindles, Keurigs, and Keywords, by Nikki Tetreault
Kindles, Keurigs, and Keywords: The things that make a marketer in publishing go round. What does marketing at a publishing house look like? For me, it’s pretty much Kindles, Keurigs, and keywords, three things that my day-to-day revolve around. They fuel my workweek, my conversations, and how I campaign. My livelihood and the livelihood of […]
J is for Jason Purdy and Randee Dawn, by Clare Dugmore
Curiosity Quills has two excellent columnists, Jason Purdy and Randee Dawn, who both post every other week; Jason on Fridays and Randee on Mondays. Jason’s column – The Purdy Perspective - focuses on reviewing video games and movies, and he brings expertise from his video game Youtube channel Polygonasaurus. Randee’s column – Between The Lines […]
99 Cents Urban-Fantasy Flash Sale!, by Clare Dugmore
For April 10, 2015 only young-adult, urban-fantasy/ paranormal novels How to Date Dead Guys, by Ann Noser, and Catch Me When I Fall, by Vicki Leigh, are on sale for 99 cents only! About How to Date Dead Guys College sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother’s sage advice: “don’t sleep around, don’t burp in public, […]
What is Final Fantasy Anymore?, by Jason Purdy
It’s kind of a long running joke amongst naysayers of the series that ‘Final’ Fantasy is a redundant name in a group of titles that has recently come to be followed by XV. That’s fifteen, brush up on your Roman numerals, loser. Series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi conceived the first Final Fantasy as his last ditch […]
I is for I – As in Self: Writing in First-Person, by Clare Dugmore
A first-person narrative is a story from the first-person perspective: the viewpoint of a character writing or speaking directly about themselves. The narrators of written works explicitly refer to themselves using variations of “I” (the first-person singular pronoun) and/or “we” (the first-person plural pronoun), typically as well as other characters. This allows the reader or […]