My two basic rules for my approach on my self-publishing journey are 1.) Learn to do it myself; 2.) Use appropriate tools for those things that are too time-consuming for me to learn or perform myself. Every journey starts somewhere, and my publishing journey started with the willing heart of a complete novice. I’m sharingContinue reading “Self-Publishing Tools. Part 1 Pre-Publishing”
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DANGER IN THE CLOUDS – Amazon Discounts Paperback!
Amazon DEEP Discount for the Paperback DANGER In The CLOUDS GRID DOWN SURVIVAL SERIES, BOOK 1 Dystopian Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Suspense Thriller I might have reported this as a Leprechaun Sighting if I hadn’t heard the author-gossip of Amazon discounting a paperback with no notice. List price $16.99 Sale price $10.94 Savings $6.05Continue reading “DANGER IN THE CLOUDS – Amazon Discounts Paperback!”
Best Strategy for a Self-Published Author
The best strategy might be magic, but in case that isn’t your strong suit, start with understanding your motivation as an author. Family, Fame, or Fortune? The basics for any author, traditional or self-published, are to self-market via personal appearances, social media, website, and newsletter and to create a quality product. The self-published author hasContinue reading “Best Strategy for a Self-Published Author”
Do You Love or Dread Editing?
Editing is the process that helps us move from seemingly random thoughts on a page to a polished, ready-to-publish novel. It’s time to toss the Dread and hug the Edit. The following eight editing steps are more or less in order even though authors loop back to earlier steps on occasion. Note that most authorsContinue reading “Do You Love or Dread Editing?”
Your First Draft ~ Getting Started or Unstuck
The hardest part of a first draft for me – you too? – is getting started. The second hardest part is hitting a wall or being stuck. Here are eight tips for writing the first or next paragraph, page, or chapter that helps me to keep it moving. 1. What is your story? To getContinue reading “Your First Draft ~ Getting Started or Unstuck”