Posts on topics that fit the Indie Author lifestyle to provoke thinking and discussion.
|Self-Publishing – Your Fellow Authors are not Your Enemies – Let’s Help Each Other||Combating the Snobbery of Traditional Publishing as an Independent Author||Am I a Real Author?||As a Writer, What Do You Read?||Are You a Prolific Author?|
|The Time is Now – Become a Published Author||Writing a Book is a Wonderful Gift for your Children||As an Author, Are You a Good Audience Member?||Top Excuses for Not Writing Your Book and How to Get Over Them||My Point of View on Point of View|
|Revisiting Some Old Advice||Ultimate Guide Revised – Chapter 5||Ultimate Guide – Chapter 10||The Ultimate Guide – Chapter 13||Indie or Traditional; How Does One Choose|
|10 Handy Writing Tips That I Use Regularly – Part 1||10 More Handy Writing Tips That I Use Regularly – Part 2||Keeping a Writer’s Notebook – Do You? You should! – Part 1||Keeping a Writer’s Notebook – Do You? You should! – Part 2||Keeping a Writer’s Notebook – Do You? You should! – Part 3|
|Keeping a Writer’s Notebook – Do You? You should! – Part 4||Writer, Heal Thyself!||Writing about a location – Do you have to go there?||As a Writer, What Inspires You?||How did you discover you wanted to be a writer?|
|Future plans – realistic and unrealistic||Your First Novel – An Accomplishment and a Valuable Tool||Keeping the Passion for Writing Going – What’s the secret?||It’s a Rainy Day. What do you Do?||What is the Soundtrack for Your Writing|
These are posts that deal with content. Whether it’s characters, beginnings, endings, research, etc. Anything that affects content in your writing
|So, You Want to be a Writer. What are You Going to Write About||Writing Your First Book – Where Do You Start?||Doing Research – Making sure your writing is right||Ultimate Guide Revised – Chapter 4||Some Helpful Writing Tips|
|More Writing Tips – Part 3||Writing Tips – Part 4||How Does One Decide What to Write About?||It’s all about characters – How do you create compelling ones?||Grabbing Your Reader’s Attention From the Beginning of Your Novel|
|Endings – How Important Are They?||Working on the Middle (Muddle) of your Novel.||Characterization Tips – What to Avoid, Where to Focus||Characterization Tips – The Sequel||How do you get readers to turn the pages?|
|Simplicity in Writing||How Many Characters Do You Need in Your Story?||So Many Ideas, So Little Time||Movies That Inspired Me to Write|
Here are some posts to make this tedious, yet important, task more palatable.
|If It Sounds Like Writing, Rewrite It||The Importance of an Editor and Beta Readers for Independent Authors||Listen to Your Writing||Pardon My Mistake||Ultimate Guide – Revised Chapter 3|
|Ultimate Guide Revised – Chapter 6||Getting back to basics – Making your writing sound good to the reader|
Indie Authors face challenges that traditional authors are not familiar with. Here are some posts to help overcome them.
|Indie Authors – What is your toughest challenge? Part I of an ongoing series||Writer’s Block – Is it really a thing or is it just another form of procrastination?||Top Ten Time Management Tips for Authors with Day Jobs||The Ultimate Guide – Chapter 8|
Writing does have some rules and structure. Here are some posts that address these things.
|Instead of Worrying About First Person vs. Third Person, How About the “Right” Person?||To Outline or Not to Outline – Or is There a Third Choice?||Keeping Track of Your Characters – Who is Who and What Have They Done?||Visualizing Your Writing – A Different Way to Analyze What You’ve Written||Top 10 Tips For Formatting Your Book – Saving Trees/Bytes vs. Making it Look Good|
|Choosing a Book Title – Make Good Choices||Writing from the Right Perspective||10 Writing Tips – Part 1||10 Writing Tips – Part 2||10 Writing Tips – Part 3|
|10 Writing Tips – Part 4||Back Story – When do you use it? How much should you use? Is it necessary?||Ultimate Guide – Revised Chapter 2||The Ultimate Guide – Chapter 9||The Ultimate Guide – Chapter 12|
|8 Tips For Formatting Your Book||Don’t Use Exclamation Points in Your Writing!!!||Gender in Writing Style||Writing a Novel – The Four Steps I Use||U.K. vs. U.S. Writing Style and Word Usage|
|Avoiding Cliches – The Name of the Game or Making a Mountain out of a Mole Hill?||Showing vs. Telling – What Does it Really Mean?||Book Covers – Does Size Matter?||Book Length in a Series – Does it matter?||Beginnings – How do famous writers stack up?|
Love it or hate it, book promotion is a necessary evil. Here are some posts with help in this area.
|Independently-Published Authors – Your Best Marketing Tool – Reasons to Quickly Write Your Next Book||Independent Publishers – Outsource Your Marketing to Save Yourself Time||How Doing Time in Facebook Jail Helped Me Rethink My Book Marketing||The Birth, Care, and Feeding of a Mailing List – Part 1||Free Book Promotions – Are they worth it?|
|What Steps Do You Follow Leading Up To A Book Launch? – Part 1||What Steps Do You Follow Leading Up To A Book Launch? – Part 2||Seven Factors in Generating Interest in Your Book||Three Truths About Authors and Social Media||Ultimate Guide Revised – Chapter 7|
|The Ultimate Guide – Chapter 14||Making Book Marketing Tolerable|
These are posts that relate to the Indie Publishing Industry to help you navigate your way
|Independent Publishing Statistically Speaking – Measuring up Against Traditional Publishing||Ultimate Guide -Chapter 17||Seven Quick Indie-Publishing Tips||Indie-Publishing Tips – Writing as a Business||More Indie Publishing Tips|
Here are some posts on the topic of Betat Readers and Advance Reader Copies and how they can benefit indie authors
|The Pros and Cons of Beta Readers for Indie Authors||Advance Reader Copies – Are They Worth it?|
Audio books are another potential platform for indie authors. These posts tell you how to get started.
|Ultimate Guide – Chapter 11||Another Potential Market for Indie Authors – Audio Books – Part 1||Another Potential Market for Indie Authors – Audio Books – Part 2||Another Potential Market for Indie Authors – Audio Books – Part 3|