I is for Independent Publishing

I is for Independent Publishing

I is for independent publishing. “Independent publishing” or “indie publishing” sprang up a few years ago, originally as a synonym for “self-published.” It contrasts with “traditional publishing” (sometimes called “legacy publishing.”)  Authors who published independently and traditionally are often called “hybrid” authors. In indie publishing, authors are responsible for getting their books to market.  In addition to writing their books, they...

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H is for Health

H is for Health

H is for health. Writers are prone to a variety of health challenges, both physical and mental. It’s important to develop strategies to combat these problems—ideally, before they reach career-stopping levels. As an initial matter, writers must create a working environment that avoids physical pain. Ergonomics—the study of efficiency in the workplace—addresses many of these issues.  Volumes have been written about specially designed chairs,...

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What’s Next?

With most of my work done on the Diamond Brides Series (all the writing is done, and the last book–ALWAYS RIGHT–has gone out to its proofreader), I’m settling in to my next big project.  I considered lots of things–fun books and meaningful books and challenging books and important books and lots of things in between.  (In fact, I invested most of the time at my last writers retreat scribbling on a calendar, mapping out...

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