Someone on kboards recommended this book and since I’ve been debating whether or not to hire an editor, I thought it was probably worth a few bucks to see what the prognosis is for me editing the book myself. This
What’s My Genre?
I wasn’t sure if this was an important question to answer or not. But as I transition from the writing phase to the editing and promotion phase for book one (and, yes, I’ve resigned myself to the reality that there
A Trilogy? Really?
About a week ago I stumbled across kboards. What is kboards, you ask? It is at once a treasure trove of valuable information for independent authors and the most depressing place I’ve ever been. Not really, but given how long
Interview with Liz Schulte
Last month, I talked about my visit to a meeting of the Missouri Writers Guild and the importance of being vulnerable. I was there to attend a seminar on self-publishing given by fantasy author Liz Schulte. Liz didn’t know she
It’s been said that professional writers don’t worry about other writers stealing their ideas. I’m sure it doesn’t happen often, but it’s gotta happen sometimes, right? Because, everything’s a remix, after all. That is, there are very few new ideas
First Pass Complete
I took yesterday off work and spent the entire day editing my first draft. This was mainly because I felt I was behind schedule. I’m not sure how you get behind schedule when you are self-publishing, but if you don’t
What does it mean for a writer to fail? It could mean several things. It might mean a simple failure to communicate. The words become garbled, or overly-complicated, and the reader fails to understand, or worse, receives a completely different message than the
Doing It For The Money
It’s an age-old debate, and an old joke. The term “starving artist” is part of our vernacular. But lest we forget that some enter the arts to make money, and are often disappointed, I stumbled across this tweet today: WRITING