Category Archives: indie publishing

Spring Cleaning for Writers

Spring is here. Time to clean house. Even writers can benefit from a little spring cleaning. After launching three titles in three months at the end of last year, I realized that I actually have a pretty good start on … Continue reading

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Marketing 101 – Getting the Word Out

I’m back in the land of the living again, after 8 days in Hollywood for the Writers of the Future gala, home for three days, then back out to Lincoln City for an 8-day long craft workshop, I’m catching up … Continue reading

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2014: The List and the Lessons

I’ve made a pleasurable habit of reviewing the list of books I’ve read during the year and looking back over the biggest writing lessons I grokked along the way. If 2013 was the year of the short story, 2014 (for … Continue reading

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Wow Factor: Dreams & Goals for the Long Haul

A writer I much admire, Dean Wesley Smith, wrote an inspirational blog recently about dreams and goals (you can read it here), and it got me thinking. He just finished a year of writing (and publishing as part of his … Continue reading

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Tending the Garden

I’m still a neophyte when it comes to indie-publishing, so I pay attention when the experts talk about it. As you can tell from the sidebar on this blog, I’m a follower of several of the better-known masters in the … Continue reading

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