Contests galore!

The Twitter contest is over.

But don’t fear! I have another contest starting today!

Head on over to my Facebook page:

 JP Marshman

And you’ll find this photo. That’s the contest entry. All you have to do is like and comment on the photo to be entered. Sharing gets you a second entry.  The winner will receive a FREE copy of my novel PURITY from Smashwords in the format of their choice. My only stipulation is that they review when they’re finished reading.

The winner will be drawn at random in a week, so get you entries in and good luck!

Writing workshop: Day 2


Several weeks ago, I attended a weekend long writing workshop at the local college, presided over by Gail Anderson-Dargatz (The Cure For Death By Lightning). It was a neat experience, to be sure, listening to the opinions of one of Canada’s most well known literary authors. However, after the two days, it turned out I knew most of the things we discussed, and I’m already doing things right in terms of getting my name out there, but I’m going to quickly cover some of the things we discussed. Here, I’ll copy down the meagre notes I took and add on to the ones that I found particularly relevant. Hopefully one of you will find it as helpful as I did!

On day two of the writing workshop, we talked about YA and kid lit (though I didn’t attend that part) and promotion for publication of your novel (which I did attend because I have a brain). So now I’ll share my notes and thoughts about the promotion.  Continue reading

A Facebook author page and the end of summer

Great news! I’ve finally created a Facebook author page. Figure I should utilize social media as best I can and get my name out there before I publish Purity. There is a link with my other online haunts; just click on Facebook, or click here to see JP Marshman on Facebook.

For the moment, I’m just working on organizing the page, but there will be other updates over there that will focus solely on writing.

So it’s nearly the end of August, and that means people will be going back to school. I’m not just yet, but I think I might take a course or two in January when the second semester starts, just to get me kickstarted. I know a few friends of mine are taking full course loads once September rolls around. Is anyone here going back to school, or just working?