How I Wrote a Novel in Seven Weeks

Once in a while, it’s necessary to reflect upon the road already gone by in any journey. Today, I’m thinking about the journey of becoming a writer, and more specifically, a novelist. Looking Back I started writing novels in junior high, and continued into high school. It fell away for… Continue reading

Indie Writer vs Self-Published Writer

Five years ago, there was no substantial difference between these two types of writers. In fact, the term “indie” wasn’t being bounced around yet, and many of the writers publishing their own work today would never have believed they would do it had you asked even three years ago. Indie… Continue reading

5 Incidental Outcomes of Indie Publishing

Over the past two days, I’ve listed advantages and disadvantages of becoming an indie publisher. Today, we’ll look at some incidental things that have occurred to me and might happen to you, too, if you go the indie route. These are not necessarily good or bad, just observations. 1. Opinion–… Continue reading

5 Advantages to Indie Publishing

Yesterday, I discussed 5 disadvantages to indie publishing. Today we’ll look at 5 advantages. 1. Control– You have the final say over what the cover looks like, what price to sell at, what content comes out, what content stays in, length, and pretty much everything else. This allows you to… Continue reading

5 Disadvantages to Indie Publishing

Just because I’ve jumped into the indie publishing waters head first, I don’t necessarily think that traditional publishing is dead or even dying. It’s undergoing change, for sure, but people still like paper. My reasons for publishing Neanderthal Swan Song on an independent basis are many, and the decision was… Continue reading