I’m not going to pretend that I’m an expert on self-publishing. I started this blog to do the same thing you’re here for — to learn.
So I’ve been doing a lot of research to provide you with a quick and dirty guide, along with some links that I found helpful during my own search that will expand on this basic info — a lot of which I learned from Sean Cranbury during the SIWC. [Read more…]
It’s that time of year again. Nanowrimo! And following every November, the self-publishing business gets a little crowded. So to celebrate, I’ve got some great posts lined up to help you decide if you want to stick to tradition or become an indie trailblazer.
When it comes to publishing your novel, there is no right or wrong answer, but here are some things to consider first: [Read more…]
If you’ve never attended a writer’s conference or festival, you’re missing out. Not only are they a great way to learn, it’s also an avenue to connect with other writers, readers, agents, and editors.
Last week, I attended a local conference and thought I’d share a list of ways to help you prepare for your next writing mixer. [Read more…]
Books come in all shapes and sizes, don’t they? Some can slide into your pocket, while others could anchor a cruise ship.
So, you’ve written a 200,000 word novel. I bet you can’t wait to see that doorstopper on bookshelves, right? Think again. [Read more…]
Revision is to ice cream as editing is to the sprinkles on top. Sure, it’s still dessert without the sprinkles, but that final touch is what perfects it, makes it irresistible.
Now that you’ve looked after the BIG problems during the revision phase, you have to think SMALL, er… small. Editing is all about polishing your prose and cleaning up the tiny errors hidden throughout your writing. [Read more…]
There seems to be two types of writers: the organic writer, and the outline writer.
I’m a firm believer that an outline can help any writer be more efficient. Many view this tool as a destroyer of creativity, as though it turns the writing process into an assembly line. Look at it this way. Your creative brain wrote the outline in the first place, and it will be your creativity that will bring your story to life, each magical chapter, each eloquent sentence. And nothing is set in stone. It’s your story. You can re-evaluate as you go along and revise your outline as needed. [Read more…]