Monthly Archives: November 2013

Taxes for Writers

Last Saturday (Nov 2) I spent the day at Trent University, Oshawa campus attending a workshop. I wish I had been able to attend this workshop a year ago when I first heard of it. I never imagined there were so many things that I would be able to claim as a writer. Don’t need to be published. Don’t need to have made any money yet. This course was a huge help, and I strongly encourage every writer to seek out a similar workshop in their area.

Since this workshop is someone’s job I don’t want to give it all away, but, you can claim things like workshops, conferences, and even books. Also partial house expenses.  It really is worthwhile to find someone who can tell you exactly what you are eligible for.

I give this course 5 stars and two thumbs up.

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Re-thinking the format

Decided to make a change in the format of my Detective Hodgins stories. Instead of four 10,000-12,000 word stories combined in one collection, I’m going to stretch the stories to about 20,000 words and e-publish individually. Still targeting spring 2014 for publication. With the change, it will be much easier to meet the self-imposed deadline as I only have to edit one story rather than editing the existing one and write three more. I hope to have this novella ready to publicize at the Bloody Words conference next June.

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