36 KILLER WRITING TIPS FROM STEPHEN KING #reblog

I’m printing these tips out and putting them up in my writing nook. I suggest you do the same. Great post!

1. “Put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn’t in the middle of the room. Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around.” 2. “Write with the door closed, and rewrite with the door open. 3. “There are […]

via 36 KILLER WRITING TIPS FROM STEPHEN KING — A NOT SO JADED LIFE

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Building Engagement (Sales Model post #2)…

Below is an article with great tidbits for indie authors near and far! And as you dive into his sales strategy, I want to go ahead and start following his advice.

*clears throat* ATTENTION ROMANCE/EROTICA/FICTION READERS: I’m looking for reviewers of my book, Untraditional: A Collection of Passion-Fy Short StoriesJust fill out the form below and leave the comment “passion-fy me please” and I’ll send the first five people a free copy. The only requirement is to leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads! #writerslife #supportindieauthors

This is a continuation of the Sales Model of an Indie Author post, and part of my musings during and about my journey to become a highly successful author. This also comes in the wake of the Fifty for Fifty celebration we ran last month. A lot of fellow indie authors asked me how I got there […]

via Building Engagement (Sales Model post #2) — FELIX THE FOX MYSTERIES

53. Don’t apologise for being an Indie, we’re cool. Learn the lesson of Tarrantino and Co

This post nails what being an indie author means to me…”You are much more likely to find something new and original in the Indie pile.” Damn skippy you will!

I'm going to publish my novel

I’VE just found a blog post which absolutely sums up the way I feel about writing and Indie publishing. If you want something new, bright and refreshing don’t bother too much about the trad published stuff: in my opinion they just see a formula that has worked in the past and hammer it.

How many times have you read a book and thought: This plot and the characters are awfully similar to something I read not that long ago? If it’s by the same writer I sometimes wonder whether there is a writing team back at Big Press Towers who are just following a formula to produce the next bestseller. Admittedly,  there are a fair number of Indies who follow tried and tested formulas (vampire stories, anyone?) but that’s probably because another Indie came in to break the mold and put them back in fashion. It just stands to reason, you are much more…

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