The Sleepwalkers

Hello there! It’s been some time since I’ve chatted with you. When I started this blog to go along with my publishing ventures all those years ago, I was putting out a post a week. Can you believe that? What was I on? Coincidentally, at that time I also put out one book every two…
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The Handy-Dandy Author Career-Path Graph

Assuming you can pen a good story (a rather large given), then the key to indie-author success is output. The more books you write, the better chance you have of striking a reader. The key to curing most indie-author fits of self-doubt (which are frequent) is also output; feeling bad about your sales? Write through…
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Things to do in 2014: Ignore the Facts

It has become something of an indie-author tradition at the end of/beginning of the year to opine about what happened and predict what is to come in the world of self-publishing. I was all excited to do a similar post, which I’m sure would have been quite pithy and witty and full of humorous anecdotes…
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The Self-Publisher: A One Man Band

If you’ve been around here before you may notice that a few changes have been made to the site. First, I re-branded the Tournament series with new covers and a new look, which naturally had to be represented on the website. I revamped the mailing list signup and added another signup form on the main…
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Finishing a trilogy…and getting people to read it

I talk a lot about finishing things on this blog, so it’s only fitting that I honk my own horn when I actually follow through on my advice and finish something: Black Spring is slated for release in three weeks, and it marks the close of the Tournament Trilogy and seven or so years of…
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Stop whining about Gatekeepers

Look, I get it. We all get it. It’s the reason that we got into self-publishing in the first place. Those damn Gatekeepers! There they are! Always tending to their gates! They’re like fluffy-hatted Royal Guards! Don’t they ever leave? Not even to take a leak? They hold all the keys to writing success, just…
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Real writers and fake reviews don’t mix

The good news for writers is that if you treat your writing career like a business, you have a better chance of becoming successful. The bad news for writers is that if you treat your writing career like a business, you have a better chance of becoming successful. This simple fact is the root cause…
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