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Writing series/sequels

April 13, 2015 – 11:57 pm | No Comment
Looks like a good book

First, readers love series/sequels. However, the next book in any series should always be a standalone book, that is unless you really want to annoy your readers. And you should only write it because you have more to say, because you like the world in which you wrote it, or because you love the characters so much that you want to spend more time with …

To a writer, words should be sacred

March 26, 2015 – 2:15 pm | No Comment
Respect words

“If you don’t have the time to read you don’t have the time (or tools) to write, it’s as simple as that” – Stephen King
“You can’t write well what you don’t read for pleasure. If it doesn’t entertain you, it’s not going to entertain anyone else” – Nora Roberts
I was reading a blog the other day and I was appalled at the errors. The writer …

Don’t make me pull out my teeny tiny violin…

March 26, 2015 – 1:13 pm | No Comment
Write with your heart

Lately, there have been a lot of writers crying the blues about their books – “I’m promoting like mad, but no one is downloading my book,” or  “I can’t get any reviews,” or “Someone gave me a bad one-star review.” Oh, gee, I say as I search for it on the interwebz, I’m so sorry. My books are selling, but 1. I promote judiciously and 2. I …

Classes this March and our new site!

February 24, 2015 – 8:44 pm | No Comment
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It’s been an amazing month, and we’ve got some great new things to invite you to this coming month!

Indie Author Classes will be moving to it’s own blog this month, so from this post, please do head on over to IAC to join in on our classes – we’ve got a lot to offer – there will be four classes running at once for a …

What to write. For writers and the like.

February 17, 2015 – 11:12 am | No Comment
right words

Dear writer,
Maybe you already have a very clear image of what you want to write. If so, power to you. If you have not such a clear image, power and pictures to you to get the image you want. I’m going to try and put down some help here for you. Help that I think might be good advice, although opinions, as mileage, might vary.
Genre
This …

Is my next book good enough, or: writer’s anxiety

February 15, 2015 – 6:45 am | No Comment
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Dear reader/writer,
You may not have this problem, the worry if your next book will be good enough. Maybe you do. No one is judging you on that but I do want to address the issue. So what is the problem?
You wrote a book. It is a good book. You know that and your readers  know that. You see 4 and 5 star reviews that toot your …

It Takes a Village

February 13, 2015 – 9:04 pm | No Comment
King-on-writing

I’m sure you’ve all heard the phrase “It Takes A Village” in reference to raising kids. I think it’s true in terms of growing an author, too! We need support, encouragement, advice, and sometimes a helping hand.
Writing can be a lonely and solitary endeavor. A writer spends so much time alone with nothing but her thoughts and a computer. When I’m deep into a book …

Have your words checked.

February 11, 2015 – 8:05 am | No Comment
book and glasses

Hello indie writer.
You want to look good from within your books, right? A great story, a catchy plot, fabulous characters, the works, right? Go at it, write the thing, make it the best you can. And after that you have to give the story away.
Why? Because you don’t see everything. You don’t see your own mistakes.
Give the story to beta readers, people who will point …

Our groups and subgroups, and the award winning project!

February 9, 2015 – 9:46 pm | No Comment
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EXTRA, EXTRA!
The Indie Author Group has won a Preditors and Editors award!
We were voted BEST DISCUSSION FORUM, 2014!

And while we’re here – would you like to join some new writer’s groups?
Our main writers groups are our closed one – Indie Author Group
Our open group is smaller, but just as friendly  – Indie Author Writing Group
On top of that we have a Triberr tribe, where we …

What’s in a press pack and why do I need one?

January 23, 2015 – 8:23 pm | No Comment
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As many authors are trying to gain traction, one of the major things I recommend is a perfect press pack.  And they’re EASY! What’s in a press pack Your ‘press pack’ should be a two part thing – one zipped package with everything in it so that you can add it to an email if […]