This one comes with a bit of a caveat - I don't normally read romance of any stripe. I made an exception for K.J. Charles after someone raved about her books, and was pleased I did. My reasons for not reading romance are very personal and not at all a reflection of my thoughts… Continue reading Book Recommendation – Finn by Liz Meldon.
I'm sure you've noticed that I've been banging my head against Ritual Ink for a good couple of weeks now. I just cannot for the life of me pull it together and get it written. It really bothers me to have to say this, but I'm putting the release date back until January. I'm going to… Continue reading The Release Date Of Ritual Ink Is Being Put Back.
I'm very pleased to announce that there is now a 5 chapter preview of Seers Stone available on Instafreebie! It is not the final draft, the book is still going through copy edits and proofreading. This is a completely no strings attached preview. Instafreebie will ask for your email, but it's purely so they can… Continue reading Seers Stone Preview Now Available!
I think it's pretty widely agreed upon that a newsletter is something that every author should have. There are many ways to grow your newsletter, but that's for another time. The reason you want a newsletter is because they are people that are interested in your specific brand of books. Paid promotion is great,… Continue reading Author Newsletters – How I approach mine.
In a post I put up a few days ago I mentioned that I don't really have much advice to deal with self-doubt and the inner editor when writing, because I don't suffer from that. I was a copywriter before I got into fiction writing, I have the calm confident understanding that I can write… Continue reading Fear and Publishing.
As a member of the LGBT+ community and someone who writes LGBT+ fiction, I feel like this is something people should be made aware of and should look into.
Like many indie authors, I distribute my books to some retail platforms through Draft2Digital, a company I’ve always found to be competent, responsive, and trustworthy. At some point in the fairly recent past, D2D added Playster to its roster of retail platforms. Playster is a digital entertainment subscription service that includes ebooks, similar to Scribd, Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program, and the now-defunct Oyster: for $9.95 a month, you can access what Playster advertises as a library of more than 250,000 “premium titles” — “the world’s only truly unlimited ebook service” (source).
Playster’s site is full of the rhetoric of freedom and limitlessness — attempts, I assume, to play off the name of Amazon’s program while distinguishing itself from Scribd, which restricts borrowing within certain genres. Just a sampling: “Entertainment Unlimited is about freedom of choice, and that’s what we’re giving you with Playster” (source); “The best…
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I've decided to sit down and answer some common writerly questions. Why? Because I can. I figure maybe some of you are interested in the answers, and I'd love if you guys picked up these questions and answered them on your own blog. I won't be tagging anyone as I don't want pressure, but I… Continue reading Answering Some Writerly Questions.