Category: Advice

Writing series/sequels

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...

To a writer, words should be sacred

“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...

What to write. For writers and the like.

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...

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

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...

Have your words checked.

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...

Our groups and subgroups, and the award winning project!

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...

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

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 […]

Four things indie writers need to stop doing right now

The Indie Author Community is a great place to be right now.  There’s never been a better time to be a writer, in my opinion, and there are some really smart and engaged people out there. Unfortunately, there’s also a dark side.  And there are four things from the ‘dark side’ that I’m here to […]