Editing With or Without a Budget

Editing. Possibly one of the most loathed words in a writer's vocabulary. It's a necessary evil, but with the right tools and some help from people who understand what you're doing you won't need to put it under getting a root canal on your to-do list. The first thing you need to do is to … Continue reading Editing With or Without a Budget

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7 Links To Help Every Writer With Taxes

 Maybe it seems a little early to start thinking about doing your taxes, but it's been my experience that the sooner you get on it, the less stressful it can be. Thankfully there are people and web sites out there to help us slot all those numbers in the correct places on the correct forms … Continue reading 7 Links To Help Every Writer With Taxes

4 Links To Overcome Publishing Despair

The road to publication is filled with pain and tears... bloodshed... mayhem.... I'm being melodramatic here. Of course, that could just be that I've recently read several posts about how painful the publication process can be and how difficult it is to write good fiction. Here's a small sampling: "This is literally years of work you're seeing. … Continue reading 4 Links To Overcome Publishing Despair

Improve Your Writing with these Editing Tips by Dustin Wax

Sorry folks, but this cold virus is really causing havoc here, so I've decided to do you all a favor (read: not write anything in gibberish as that seems to be how I'm speaking today :P) and repost Improve Your Writing with these Editing Tips by Dustin Wax. He's got some great advice I think … Continue reading Improve Your Writing with these Editing Tips by Dustin Wax

Publisher’s Weekly Decision A Wake-up Call

Publisher's Weekly has announced that they will begin "showcasing" self-published books in a "special" quarterly supplement -- for a price. That price includes only a listing and brief book description, no review unless you're one of the few the staff deems "worthy." Worthy? I've read plenty of highly acclaimed traditionally published books that I found … Continue reading Publisher’s Weekly Decision A Wake-up Call

Love It. Hate It. The Great “Indie” Debate

Love it or hate it, if you're a writer you can't ignore it.  It's the debate on whether being self-published is valid or not and whether we should continue to call ourselves Independent Authors or Self-published Authors.  After reading Victoria Strauss' "Why You Are Probably Not an Independent Author (or, Another Post for Which I … Continue reading Love It. Hate It. The Great “Indie” Debate