7 Links That Will Make Editing Your Work Easier

As I work my way through Darren Rowse's 31 Days to Build a Better Blog, I decided to take on his earlier challenge to write a post with seven links. Since this post was originally going to be about critiquing or editing, I went with seven links on that subject. Without further ado, here they … Continue reading 7 Links That Will Make Editing Your Work Easier

From Glimmers to Guts: 7 Steps to Self-Publishing

I sometimes wonder how other writers develop their books. Do they plan it all out from the beginning so nothing's a surprise? Do they "fly by the seat of their pants" and just begin writing? Do they write in bits and pieces, then somehow put it all together like a puzzle? There could be as … Continue reading From Glimmers to Guts: 7 Steps to Self-Publishing

Rediscovering the Joy of Being an Independent Author

My Father has often said that, when you start having nightmares about your job, it's time to move on. I can't say I'm having nightmares, exactly, but I've certainly begun dreading doing anything remotely connected with being an Independent Author. However, I don't think it's time for me to "move on." It's time for me … Continue reading Rediscovering the Joy of Being an Independent Author

Marketing Monday: A Creative Alternative to Business Cards

Business cards. Some say you should have them. Others say don't bother. There are some Independent Authors that suggest using your book as your business card. Personally, I think that would be a great idea if you had a) the money to give your book away and b) a shrink ray. I have neither, which … Continue reading Marketing Monday: A Creative Alternative to Business Cards

Game Called On Account of Computer Crash

I don't know if Major League games actually end due to rain, but I know Little League games do -- or used to. (It's been awhile. :)) It seems that sometimes our writing time does to, though it's usually not because it's raining outside. Last Friday afternoon was on of those days for me. I … Continue reading Game Called On Account of Computer Crash