Indie or Trad Publishing? The debate goes on…

I had to learn the hard way about indie publishing and traditional publishing. I had to learn about book covers and editing and a lot of other stuff as I learned about indie publishing, but somehow I muddled through. I also had a bad experience with an agent, and have read enough horror stories byContinue reading “Indie or Trad Publishing? The debate goes on…”

ReBlogging – What’s That All About?

While you are building (or expanding) your platform, it’s a great time to polish, edit and add or delete whatever you want added to or deleted from your book. Plus, a lot of the time we have to make choices about what the blurb will say and what the cover needs to look like. BouncingContinue reading “ReBlogging – What’s That All About?”

5 Rules For Chapter One Of Your Book

1. Start the story as late as possible 2. Have a grabber opening 3. Make the reader care, usually via the MC 4. What are the stakes? What can be gained or lost? 5. End with a cliffhanger so we go to chapter 2 Need more info? Let’s read on then, shall we? (Learn moreContinue reading “5 Rules For Chapter One Of Your Book”

8 (Eye Opening) Tips For Bloggers From One Who Knows

I always like it when a more experienced person steps up to share their thoughts – good or bad – on a topics you guys are interested in. Lots of authors want a platform to connect with fans, or because they think they are supposed to blog, or whatever. Here, a veteran sheds some lightContinue reading “8 (Eye Opening) Tips For Bloggers From One Who Knows”

5 Reasons To Self Publish – From A Traditionally Published Author

Here are some highlights from a blog post at The Passive Voice. The remarks come from a traditionally published author. 5 Reasons To Self Publish (Edited for highlights I fund interesting, emphasis added – Dan) Unless you deliver an ‘approved manuscript’ your book won’t even be published. That means there’s subtle pressure on you toContinue reading “5 Reasons To Self Publish – From A Traditionally Published Author”

YOUR Secret Weapon – And Other Tips For Better Book Writing & Blogging

HOW I CAME TO KNOW WHAT I’M ABOUT TO TELL YOU I used to have a job where I drove around a lot. My wife would get in my car and wonder why I never listened to music, and it was because you can only hear the same five songs so many times before youContinue reading “YOUR Secret Weapon – And Other Tips For Better Book Writing & Blogging”