It’s early morning, 5am to be precise, and my eyes ping open. I try to get back to sleep. I try to empty my mind. But it’s no use. My mind is full of junk. First I’m thinking: Why did I buy that Kindle yesterday? I don’t really need it. I’ve got books on my… Read More Early morning thoughts…
The plus side of being a writer… Never having to wear a suit – As a writer you can wear whatever you like. Ageing shorts and t-shirt combo, distressed jeans coloured with last nights Chinese hoisin sauce, dressing gown that smells of sleep, Goofy slippers and bandanna. You can even do a Hemingway and go… Read More On Being a Writer by Adam J. Shardlow
There you sit, master or mistress of your own destiny, Indie author extraordinaire. You have five books on the Amazon bestseller list and you’re not doing too bad on iTunes either. Then you wake up. It’s just a dream. A damn dream! You wipe the cold sweat off your brow. Wait. You remember. It wasn’t… Read More Dear Indie Author: Are alarm bells ringing?
Because I’ve been both indie and trad, I’ve blogged this topic a few times but it always comes out fresh. I love every single aspect of my new business—writing, marketing, formatting, conceptualizing, accounting, networking—but you might not. So maybe I can encourage you or scare you away, whichever makes you happiest. Because happiness is more… Read More Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing by Scott Nicholson
Crazy title I know, but it actually explains how I decided to write my first novel. There is a lot of talk lately about the quality of writing out there (print and ebook) and I now agree with it pretty much 100%. But, If I had agreed with it back in Spring 2009 then I… Read More Top Turd in the Pile Of Writer’s Poo! By Jake Bible
Add up all your writing worries and you could, maybe, fill a 1,000 page novel with angst. Writer’s worry about many things: When to write, what to write, where to write, why the hell they are writing. The list goes on. Is this character the right one to take on that character? Should he be… Read More 10 preoccupations writers can do without….