In this series of blog posts, I’m going to tell you about what I’ve experienced and learnt about the self-publishing world. Staying motivated about a work in progress can be tough especially as writing books can take months and years at a time. Encouragement from readers and other writers is vital to keep you going. … Continue reading What I’ve learnt about self-publishing – Making friends and joining communities
In this latest guest blog post, Rebekah DeVall the author of When Your Melody Fades gives us some tips on how to be inspired. Fairy Godmothers got all the good stuff. Seriously. You don’t see pretty capes or magic wands sitting around anywhere besides a costume store, do you? And if you do, they’re most … Continue reading Writers: How to Be a Fairy Godmother
In this latest guest post writer C. East discusses the power stories have to heal. * This morning I listened to an interview with Susan Perrow on 702 ABC (Australia) 'Conversations with Richard Fidler'. Perrow is a passionate writer, storyteller, teacher trainer and parent educator. Listening to her tell her life and career stories inspired … Continue reading Susan Perrow and the Healing Power of Storytelling
Description and other monsters In this latest guest post, Aiden Meyer discusses how to write descriptions and the importance it has on a story. * Oddly enough, description does a lot more than just describe things. Think about this: "The sky was gray." It's the simplest, blandest description you can come up with, and yet … Continue reading Description and other monsters
In this blog post my fellow Firebound author Rob May talks about his new novel; Girl Under the Gun. Check it out today! * When I wrote my epic fantasy trilogy, Reckoning of Dragons, I tried to bring the excitement, pace and plot twists of my favourite thrillers into the mix. So when I sat … Continue reading GIRL UNDER THE GUN
My fellow Firebound Books author and the creator of the bestselling Eastern Kingdom Chronicles and the Whistler Novels, T.J Garrett discusses audio books and whether they are the right choice for every writer. Since commissioning the audio narrative for my book DEAD AGAIN, I have had two predominant thoughts. Firstly: “Oh my god, I can’t … Continue reading Audio Books – Obvious next step, or a bridge too far?
There are countless guides on the internet about how Indy authors should use social media if they want to raise awareness of their books. In this series of posts, I am going to tell you why, for once, you can believe what you read online. Facebook Pages Let's start with the world's biggest social network; … Continue reading The Importance of social media to Indy Authors : Facebook
I've been encountering a fair few debates surrounding the issue of free books and indie authors and have come to the conclusion that yes; free books are the enemy of Indie Authors. Before I get attacked and torn a new one by my fellow indie authors let me give you my reasons for thinking this … Continue reading Are Free Books the enemy of Indie Authors?
In this week's guest blog post, author Tom Barczak discusses whether writers are artists too. * Every time I speak to a room full of authors, I ask the same two questions, seemingly unrelated, but they do have a point. I ask: “Who considers themselves an author?” Most people in the room raise their hands, … Continue reading Writing as Art
Welcome to the first of what I hope will be long-running series of guest blogs. To kick things off Walter Rhein looks at editing myths. * There are some pretty absurd misconceptions floating around about editing a manuscript. Facebook and the internet in general, have conspired to proliferate a lot of insanity, but Stephen King’s … Continue reading Editing Myths – by Walter Rhein