Hey Writers, Enough with the Gatekeeping

“You’re not a real writer unless…” How many times have you seen something like on your social media? Because, if your internet experience is anything like mine, it’s damn near everywhere. Writers trying to add criteria to the process, saying that if you don’t complete task X, Y, or Z, you don’t get to call …

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Never, Ever, Pay Someone to Publish Your Book

There are a lot of traps and pitfalls in the self-publishing world. Poor covers. Bad editing. Publishing first drafts as final products. Most of those mistakes are made due to inexperience and are learning experiences that don’t really hurt the author that makes them. Books that fall prey to these traps generally don’t get any …

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Reblog: Indie Book Month — Promote Your Books — charles french words reading and writing

(https://pixabay.com) On Twitter, there is a movement called #IndieApril, so I thought it was a good idea to import to WordPress. Independent writers are the growing force in publishing, so please take this opportunity to publicize and promote your work! I want to offer an opportunity for all writers who follow this blog to share […] …

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Pasta Sauce and Books: Should you Write to Market?

The other night, I was talking to a few other authors in a discord channel we share. Someone linked this reddit post titled “How to make money ePublishing (without a bestseller)”. It had some really good advice in it, but that wasn’t what we talked about - we talked about one particular piece of advice …

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