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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...

MIA…and a few ideas

I’ve been MIA for a while.  I’ve had some issues – all personal – that have kept me from writing. I might talk about some of the deeper stuff that I’ve learned while away, but it’s going to take time to process all of that. Instead, I thought I’d talk...

Erotica or Porn?

Definitions: Erotica or Erotic Romance – Romance stories with sex. Must have a HEA (Happily Ever After) or HFN (Happy for Now) ending. Largely romantic fantasy. What some refer to as ‘mommy porn’, which it’s not. Mommy sex perhaps, but not porn. See below. Pornography – stories about sex, usually...

There is no ‘easy’ way to promote….

I was recently asked for tips on how to promote a book based on a recent success. I really wanted to say “There is no easy way,” because, frankly, there isn’t. It requires work, research, and some communication with other writers to discover what works…and what doesn’t. Decisions then have...

Spelling and grammar

Me, I’m a word freak. I actually look up the etymology – the history and root of words – whether the archaic aught (anything) or ought (duty). I adore Latin and love seeing how a word evolved from Indo-European or Olde English to modern usage. (One of my editors, though,...

The Pros and Cons of Cons (Conventions)

  There’s a Con for almost every genre and make no mistake about it, nook conventions are fun! And noisy. Just imagine a building full of people who actually want to talk about writing, and ENJOY it. It’s like heaven for writers. Okay, so I’m going to do things in...