They’re keeping me really busy at Balticon next week. Here’s my tentative schedule: Saturday, 11:30am – Knowledge for Creators (research panel) Saturday, 2:30pm – Holy Stuff (yup, I’m doing another religion panel) Saturday, 5:30pm – Why so many Kings and Emperors? Saturday, 7pm – Handling the Controversial in SF/Fantasy Sunday, 10am – Science Bloopers Sunday, […]
Author: Jennifer R. Povey
Let’s Talk About Proofreading
One of the things I often see on ads for freelance writers is that “You must be able to 100% accurately proofread your own work.” So, this is not a reasonable expectation. First of all, even a professional proofreader misses stuff here and there. No matter how experienced and good you are. I missed a […]
I will be speaking and selling fiction books at RavenCon in Glen Allen, Virginia (between Richmond and Ashland) next weekend. Here’s my schedule: Friday 6pm – Moderator 101 Friday 8pm – Writing and Tabletop Role Playing Gaming Saturday 10am – Short, Sweet, and To The Point (talking about the joys of very short fiction). Saturday […]
Content Marketing and Ethics
Our ethics are what get us from place to place. Sales and marketing in general have an unfortunate reputation. “Shady used car salesman.” So I wanted to talk a bit about ethics. Ethics are extremely personal, so I’m going to talk about my ethics. Some of you will probably nod along, some will think I’m […]
You Are Not Near Everyone
So, one of the reasons I keep full moderation on comments on this website is black hat backlinks. Shady SEO operators will place comments on unrelated websites containing links. The hope is that Google will then recognize these links and raise the authority of their site. Most of the people resorting to these tactics aren’t […]
Why “Artificial Intelligence” is the Content Pretender
Content is “king” according to marketers. And according to many, human-generated content is now dead and the people making a living from creating it should go learn another skill. Enter the AI. Jasper AI promises in its advertising to let you write blog posts “ten times faster.” It’s only one of a number of AI […]
“Life Is Information” up at Daily Science Fiction
My science fiction flash piece about the nature of sentience “Life Is Information” is now available at Daily Science Fiction. https://dailysciencefiction.com/science-fiction/biotech/jennifer-r-povey/life-is-information
Sale: Solarpunk Microfiction Contest
Signed a contract with Solarpunk Magazine after my flash piece “Where The Bulls Had Danced” became one of four winners for their July microfiction contest. The four winners will be available as a mini-issue to Patreon supporters by the end of the day and to the general public on Saturday! They’re all very short, so […]
Release: Save the World!
Save the World contains my story “Old McDonald Saves the World” which features lesbian farmers and people networking to produce food while saving the planet. (Because of course there have to be lesbian farmers!). It’s available wherever ebooks are sold and in paperback. Follow the universal buy link here and then go to your retailer […]
Sale: The Last Girls’ Club!
I have sold “Sacred” to feminist horror magazine “The Last Girls’ Club” for their next issue, which is on the theme of sex workers. Yes, we are going sex worker positive, and if you are there for that pick up the issue when it comes out!