Indie Publishing Part One: Say What? by Janice L Dick

Indie Publishing Part One: Say What? Clarifying the Terminology Self-publishing, according to Wikipedia, is “the publication of any book or other media by its author without the involvement of an established publisher.” If you’ve written blogs or online articles, you are independently published. A traditional press is one that requires an application process (manuscript submission Read More

Why Writers Can’t Simply Write by Steph Beth Nickel

This post first appeared on Janet Sketchley’s blog, “Tenacity.”

If you’re a writer—and even if you’re not—you’ve probably seen posts about the GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation. It makes sense to be concerned about how our personal data is collected, stored, and used, but the GDPR has caused a lot of trouble for many authors, bloggers, and other writers.

While this post isn’t about rules and regulations, all the talk about the GDPR did lead to the thought … why can’t writers just write?

If money were no object, perhaps, a writer could outsource everything except the writing itself. But are there really any writers who do that? Highly unlikely.

Authors and other writers are expected to do so much more than write. Read More

No Limits or Know Limits? by Tracy Krauss

No Limits or Know Limits? We can’t all be good at everything – no matter how much we wish it were true. Knowing one’s own strengths and weaknesses is the first step toward success no matter what the situation, but never more so than for those hoping to ‘make it’ as an independent author. Putting Read More

11 Tools to Take Your Writing to the Next Level by Steph Beth Nickel

I’ve been exploring several resources to take my writing to the next level. You may want to check out some of them as well. (Please note: At the present time, I am not an affiliate of any of these people or products.) Read More

Online Inspiration by Steph Beth Nickel

Shh, I have a secret to tell you.

Wait for it.

I am an extrovert.

I know. I know. You’re shocked.

Despite the fact that this is apparent to anyone who has known me for, say, five minutes or so, I have only recently realized that I enjoy listening to a series of podcasts with the same host because I feel as if I know the person and we’re visiting out in cyberspace. “Hanging out” with fellow writers and other industry pros gets my mojo flowing and it inspires me to write. Read More