Category Indie publishing

10 Things to update each time you release a new book

Continuing in the spirit of the last couple of weeks, today I’m sharing the list of things I am in the process of updating (please feel free to scroll down to the meat of this post) with the imminent release of THE PRINCE’S PROTEGE. Did I mention that already? Book #3 in the Five Kingdoms […]

A Free Mockup Book Cover Maker

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
I recently discovered DIY Book Design (thank you, Krystallia!) and just had to share the news. DIY Book Design has a number of useful tools and tutorials, all aimed at helping you produce the perfect image for your book. From a number of tutorials helping with the design of…

6 steps of self-editing

I am buried in the throes of editing my latest novel, THE PRINCE’S PROTEGE, #3 in the Five Kingdoms series. Having had an interesting conversation this week with a visiting relative about my editing process, I thought I’d share it here as, perhaps, helpful guidance to writers at an earlier stage of their career. Whilst […]

Authors, are you applying what you learned last year to your current writing? #amwriting

I’ve taken longer than most author bloggers to consider what I learned last year. I decided not to do the regular, almost obligatory, New Year review, as I took time off to enjoy New Year instead! So what did I learn about writing last year, and why am I sharing it with you? I think […]

7 Things Writers Can Do No One Else Can (or Wants to)

Originally posted on WordDreams…:
I’m reposting this from a few years ago. Back then, I didn’t have many readers so now, I wanted to share these pithy thoughts–including a few updates–with all my new efriends! There are a lot of difficult parts to writing. I mean, besides the whole write-edit-revise-rewrite-market-start over thing. That cutting a…

#SharingGraphics

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
Every now and then, I find a few minutes to create a graphic or two. After I finished with my Christmas sale images, I figured why not do a generic review reminder? One that hopefully won’t be a problem with Amazon, since it doesn’t mention anyone’s books specifically and…

Yearly Tech Maintenance: 13 Ways to Update Your Online Presence

Originally posted on WordDreams…:
This week, I’ll post my updated suggestions for three holiday activities that will get your computers and technology ready for the blitz of writing you’ll swear to accomplish in New Year resolutions. Here’s what you’ll get (the links won’t be active until the post goes live): Update Your Online Presence Speed Up Your…

How to write attention grabbing sentences: active vs passive construction #amwriting

With the huge number of novels available these days, it’s important to grab your readers’ attention immediately or they may never read past the sample pages Amazon offers. There’s lots of advice out there on writing those all-important opening lines – start with action, suggest something unusual, be controversial etc. – but I want to […]

7 Most Useful Legal Tips for Writers

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
When I started my Indie career, I realized one of my most useful skills was my experience with Internet marketing. But I constantly wished I was experienced in legal matters, too. Which is why I was so excited to meet Lucy Taylor, a legal expert at LY Lawyers. Luckily…

Listening to Your WIP – #WritingTip #amwriting

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
We’ve talked about this in the past, but as I avail myself of the process more and more, I now wonder how I wrote anything without stopping to hear my words now and then. At the very least, how did I dare submit my revised document to an editor,…