Filing Off The Serial Numbers: Making the Transition from Fanfic to Original Fiction by Sarah Madison

crumpleWow! It’s been far too long since I’ve posted here, it would seem! Well, December flew by in a whirlwind and 2015 is just around the corner. So what have I been up to? Ah, let me share that with you!

First, I’ve been working madly on the next installment in the bestselling Sixth Sense series. I’m about two thirds of the way done with my first draft, a wee bit behind on my self-imposed schedule of finishing before the end of the year. I still have a little time left, but I suspect it will take me until the end of January to complete the WIP, tentatively titled Truth and Consequences. I left things on a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of Walk a Mile, so I wanted to be sure readers didn’t have to wait forever to get the next story!WalkAMile

Part of the reason I’ve been pushing myself to finish this before the end of the year, however, is because starting Jan 5 and running through Feb 1, 2015, I’m conducting an online seminar through Savvy Authors titled Filing Off the Serial Numbers: Making the Transition from Fanfic Writer to Pro Author. I’m very excited about this course! I hosted it as a panel discussion workshop in conjunction with fellow author Anna Butler at the 2013 Galacticon convention in Houston, and it was so well-received that Anna and I were both invited back to host other workshops by the people at Galacticon! I’ve greatly expanded the original material, and will be touching on some of the pitfalls of turning pro, as well as some of the basic things every new writer needs to know. I like to think I made all the little mistakes so you don’t have to!

Even if you’re already an established author, you might find the course beneficial if you’re considering revising some of your previous fanfic into original works. If nothing else, I’d appreciate you passing on the word to those who might be interested. This is my first time conducting a webinar with Savvy Authors, and I’d like for it to be a success! You must be a member of Savvy Authors to participate, but you can sign up for a basic membership for free! Savvy Authors is an excellent online resource for new and established authors–with articles, webinars, how-to classes, and more!

DSP post Christmas saleWhile I’m here, Dreamspinner Press is currently conducting a post-Christmas sale: 20% off all e-books in the store from now until Dec 31st! Got a new e-reader for Christmas? Time to load that baby up! Dreamspinner allows you to buy from them directly and send your download to your device of choice. You can find all my Dreamspinner titles here.

I’m excited about what 2015 is going to bring–how about you? 🙂

2 thoughts on “Filing Off The Serial Numbers: Making the Transition from Fanfic to Original Fiction by Sarah Madison

  1. I always want to buy more books from Dreamspinner. But I’ve read so many of the LGBT genre that much of it feels the same. I want something fresh and new 🙂 I did buy a couple books from Amazon – I got an Amazon gift card – and I’m hoping they’re as good as the reviews promise 😛

    I hope your panel is a success! I will perhaps tune in, despite being uninterested in ever publishing. I imagine it’s very hard to become published and it’ll be interested to hear people talk about fanfiction they’re attempting to convert.

    • I do think that’s one of the challenging things when writing romances in general–keeping the story fresh. That’s probably why I am drawn to what I call ‘stories with a twist’. A bit of mystery, or some sci-fi action, or a hint of paranormal… I am not good at writing the basic contemporary story, which is a shame, because that’s what most people prefer, it would seem!

      I got an B&N gift card for Christmas, and I’m having a hard time deciding what to get myself! If you have any suggestions, let me know. 🙂

      I wish I could tell you to just drop in (I’d probably get more people joining in that way) but there is a class fee. I suspect I’ll be talking a bit about the class here, though, since I expect to learn almost as much as I impart! 😉
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