Writing Tip #1 Head Hopping

This is the first of 12 posts for Writers who are planning to self-publish using the great services now available to the amateur writer, such as Smashwords, Amazon KDP, CreateSpace etc. As a member of the panel of The Kindle Book Review, I’ve been reading a lot of indie books lately, and in book after […]

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On Voice and Point of View

 Let’s say I’ve established who my main character is, and he/she also has a sidekick, someone to talk to, someone who can ask the sort of questions that the reader might want to ask.  I have the theme of the book firmly implanted in my mind. Something like: Crime doesn’t pay, or True love knows […]

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On reviews for indie authors

I was going to compose a post on this subject, but Riley Banks beat me to it. She did such a good job, I decided I could do no better than to re-publish her words through a link to her blog here: http://rileybanks.net/3/post/2012/11/the-negative-side-of-positive-reviews-making-indie-authors-soft.html

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Why Self-publish? A Primer

I won’t go into this subject too deeply as it’s been covered in excruciating detail elsewhere. Consider this a quick introduction. Amongst aspiring authors there are two main camps: those that believe in the traditional route to publication and those that prefer the “indie” route. The Traditional Route: Choose a genre, write a book, have […]

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