Author: Indie Author Group Guest Posts

The Focus of a Writer

Many of my life successes I attribute to my ability to focus.  I’ve written before (http://theotherstephenkingonwriting.blogspot.com/2012/08/two-lessons-about-goal-setting.html) about the focus on a physical fitness goal that earned me admission to West Point, for example.  Focus earned me graduation from there with dual majors, and focus later helped me finish all the...

Do you have a global marketing strategy?

Are you a self published author? One of the pioneers testing the waters to see whether or not they will lead you to new, unknown worlds? Preferably worlds where treasures await you? Well, I am one of them. Early in 2012 I published my first novel via Kindle Desktop Publishing....

Shut Up, Smile and Get off the Drama Llama!

Sometimes I think I’m the only reasonable person left on the internet. I know, it’s funny because we all know I’m batshit crazy, right? And yet… When I left fandom (read Twilight) I really thoughtthatwould mean the drama quotient in my life would go down. I mean really, who’s crazier...

Vaginal Vernacular – How to Write Porn

(Originally published at Fighting Monkey Press) You read that right, we’re talking about writing and vaginas here on my blog today. Remember, Fighting Monkey Press is for the 18 and over crowd. Ifthat’snot you, bugger off, you shouldn’t be reading this. Now before you get offended please say the most...

Marketing: Direct or Indirect?

I’ll bet most of us writers who ventured into the independent publishing world didn’t give much thought to marketing and promotion, even after we typed “The End” for the first time. I know I didn’t.Ourjob is to write the compelling stories. The wonder and magic of the Internet should take...

I’m a completely new author…halp?

*editor’s note – I’m delighted to welcome our sarcmistress on board.  A round of applause to Althea Hack!  An anonymous blogger who wants to share some ‘down home’ truths about the Indie Author Community. Tap tap.  Is this thing on? One of the biggies I constantly get asked is what to do if you’re a […]