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How to be a Pantser – Character Development

When you first met one of your best friends, did you know everything there was to know about them? Of course not. Sometimes becoming friends is instantaneous, something about them tells you that you just know somehow that you’ll like them. Maybe it’s the easy way they have about them,...

Reality Check for Indie Authors

I n all honesty I suspect that Scribd found the path of least resistance in their romance/erotica decision. (Witness the petitions to Jeff Bezos/Amazon asking him to change the review policy.) The truth of the matter is likely to be a more harsh reality – a lot of romance/erotica readers were...

Author Marketing Live! – Part Two

Yes, it really did need two posts! There was a LOT of information! I was getting overwhelmed, so if I misrepresent things, forgive me! Hunter Boyle spoke about using e-mail to keep in contact with your fans and to build your fan base. He also advocated setting higher expectations, creating...

Promoting Until Your Fingers Bleed

I began writing full time since 2009 and have managed to give myself carpal tunnel while trying to promote.  The writing always came easy, it was promotion that took up the majority of time.  I’ve done free promos, spammed my facebook, twitter, and blog with information about book releases, and what...

Writing in first person POV

First person point of view is where the narrator is – usually – the main protagonist. It lends the story an immediacy that other formats don’t, since it details the events from that person’s viewpoint and experience. It can be a more intimate point of view, in that the writer...

The Indie author group resources

We talk a lot about ‘the group’, so I thought I’d do a post about the resources we have and the best way to access everything we do.  So if you’re looking for a supportive, information loaded group, then we’ve got you covered. Our Facebook Group | Our Twitter | Our Facebook Page | Our Pinterest...

The Indie Author’s Quick guide to Facebook (part 1)

Facebook is one of the biggest platforms available to writers, and with all of the options it has,  it’s unsurprising that people find it overwhelming and difficult to understand. This article will explain the differences between all of the different options, and how to access them.  Part 2 will give...

The Indie Author Blog Carnival – 16th December

Welcome to the December 16, 2013 edition of indie author carnival. blog posts Paul Kater presents Going through the fog | You made it here. You must like books! posted at You made it here. You must like books!, saying, “About the adventures in writing and what you can find...