Simultaneous Submissions

I’ve written a little about my adventures so far in flash fiction.  I’ve been doing this for less than a year, meaning I’m still getting my toes wet, but over the last several months I learned a lot. The sad truth is writing flash fiction and short stories for literary journals typically won’t result in... Continue Reading →

Why I Chose to be an Indie Author

When one does an online search of “indie author” or “self-published author,” he or she will get a slew of opinions.  Some are favorable, and some are not as favorable.  It seems the most common unfavorable views come from authors who are already published through a traditional service. I can understand from the perspective of... Continue Reading →

Do You Fear Writing?

When I have met people, who learn that I’m a writer, many of them reply with a sense of awe and then say something like, “I like to write but it’s not good enough for people to read it.” I’ve been surprised by the amount of people I’ve come across online and in person who... Continue Reading →

The Perils of Writing

Writing isn’t an easy path to choose in life.  I’ve spoken of this before, but I wish to focus on the fact that expectations need to be reined in when you are starting out.  Failure will happen, more than you will likely anticipate.  Yet, failure is one of the best teachers and it is something... Continue Reading →

Lessons From Hosting My Own Blog

In 2017 I left and started to host my own blog.  After much research I was led to believe this was the best course of action.  I was able to customize my site more as well as monetize it.  I paid to redirect to my new blog and I was all set!  However,... Continue Reading →

Is Self-Publishing the Future?

I touched on this a little in my earlier post about whether traditional publishers are still relevant.  Just like in the world of video games and film, the big publishers still hold a lot of power despite a large influx of independent sources. Despite being an indie author, I do appreciate the traditional route.  It... Continue Reading →

5 Things Not to Do After You Wrote A book

1. Don’t over promote it on social media. Getting yourself known on the internet is important, whether it is through blogging, Twitter, or Facebook.  However, a little bit of self-promoting goes a long way, especially on Facebook and Twitter.  Promoting every week or two is a good thing.  It reminds readers that you have books... Continue Reading →

Is Traditional Publishing Relevant?

I’ve discussed both traditional and independent publishing in the past.  While I see both as viable options with heavy pros and cons, neither is really surprise to the other in my opinion.  With the sheer difficulty, for good or ill, to land an publishing contract through the top 5, I’ve wondered how relevant it is... Continue Reading →

5 Things To Do After Writing A Book

So, you wrote a book, now what?  Well, that is only the beginning of the journey.  The first step out of the Shire.  What is there besides publishing?  I’m glad you asked hypothetical person!  While this is no means extensive, the list below should give you a good starting place. 1. Research publishing options. Publishing... Continue Reading →

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