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Posts Tagged "Indie"

Why become an independent/self-published writer?

»Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Blog | 8 comments

Firstly, this has been done to death in many a blog. I’m aware of that and I’m not going to cover the same ground. If you want details, how-to guides and pros and cons, do a search and you’ll find plenty of material. But at the same time this is my personal blog so I figure I should probably write about why I, personally, am going down that route.

What makes a writer? I’ve said this before. If you write, if you love it, if it’s your passion, you’re a writer. You might not be any good, you might struggle to find the time, you might only be able to manage one hundred words on a really productive day, you might have ten bestsellers under your belt and a learjet in your garage; whatever, you’re still a writer. Congratulations. (Especially if you’re the one with the learjet.)

But for the rest of us normal people having a contract and a fat advance from a big publishing house is great, of course it is, but that isn’t why we write. At least that’s not why I write and I suspect it’s true of many. I write because

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From the Write Angle: Self-publishing? Use the right tools!

»Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

From the Write Angle: Self-publishing? Use the right tools!

Had to borrow this link to a fantastic article for all you indie-authors out there. Some first class advice here.

From the Write Angle: Self-publishing? Use the right tools!:

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When is my novel ready?

»Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Blog | 1 comment

(This post actually started as a reply to another post here: http://darkewhispers.blogspot.com/2011/09/why-good-review-of-bad-book-can-hurt.html  but became so long I figured it’s better off in its own little corner of the cybersphere.)

What makes someone a writer? In my opinion not all that much. Cobble a few words together, have the desire, do it because you love it, and hey presto, a writer is born.

But does that mean you should then give your story a quick once-over, checking for any obvious issues, give it a rudimentary cover, and send it out into the world? From what I’ve seen so far (to my dismay but not surprise), there’s a lot…

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