Monthly Archive: December 2011

Cover Art 101

Cover art requires a little creativity but if you’re a reader (and you must be if you write) you have lots of samples around you in the books you’ve read. Find a cover by a writer whose style is similar to your own, or the style of book you wrote, and look for art like […]

Editing 101

One of the first things they may or may not tell you in your writing classes or seminars, is that in a novel it’s all about the action. It’s about doing things. People don’t ‘begin’ to do things, they don’t ‘start’ to do things, they DO them. I start by doing a search for those […]

I’ve written a book, what next?

This is a question we at the Indie Author Community hear a lot, so over the next few days and weeks, we’re going to try to answer it, step by step. Starting here: 1. First and foremost by ‘written’ do you mean first draft, or final edited and polished draft? If it’s not edited, it’s […]

Sign of the Times?

Okay, I’ll admit it, it’s been a while since I was in my favorite bookstore. (That picture isn’t it, by the way. ) Even so, I was shocked. Where were the fiction books? They were tucked away in a back corner of the store on the second level. Oh, there were...