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The Pirate Author Defined

The Pirate Author Defined

Pirate Publishing takes our narratives back from the Information Dealers who profit on human fear and hatred and calls pirate authors to #jointhestory.

StoryShop is Transitioning to Plot Factory

StoryShop is Transitioning to Plot Factory

StoryShop is going away, but not before handing the narrative torch to Plot Factory, the future of writing software. We love Plot Factory. You will too. Here’s what you need to switch over.

Taking Risk (Starting a Writing Career) During Disaster

While not making light of disaster, disruption often spells opportunity. Sometimes we need discomfort to pursue our dream writing career.

The Eight Rules of Writing Episodic Fiction (pt.1)

The Eight Rules of Writing Episodic Fiction (pt.1)

You don’t have to write episodic fiction, but if you do use these rules (or break them intentionally). Your readers will thank you!

Episodic Fiction is the Future

Episodic Fiction is the Future

If you have followed Fiction Vortex and/or StoryShop for very long, you’ve probably noticed that we’re sorta into episodic storytelling. To be more specific, we’re into episodic fiction. You may have wondered why? You may be wondering this exact thing at this very moment. If not, it’s time to start. Episodic fiction is a very…

The KU Disgruntled Are Increasing

The KU Disgruntled Are Increasing

While the percentage of writers using Kindle Unlimited is holding steady, the percentage of writers disgruntled with KU is increasing.

11 Things Every Indie Author Needs to Stop Worrying About (Part 2 of 2)

11 Things Every Indie Author Needs to Stop Worrying About (Part 2 of 2)

Authors get enough writing anxiety from staring at an empty page or even at a finished manuscript. Here are several things we should stop worrying about!

Knewz Without Ads!

Knewz Without Ads!

I’m in love with knewz and I’ve just learned of it. They had me at news agregation without ads. Getting outside of our “bias bubbles” was just gravy.

11 Things Every Indie Author Needs to Stop Worrying About (Part 1 of 2)

11 Things Every Indie Author Needs to Stop Worrying About (Part 1 of 2)

There are tons of things for authors to worry about. Do yourself a favor, here are some that most authors can stop worrying about.

5 Tips to Find Your Writing Voice (Part 1 of 2)

5 Tips to Find Your Writing Voice (Part 1 of 2)

We don’t all start out wanting to be writers. But if you are a storyteller, you can become a writer. Here’s some tips on how to find your writing voice.

5 Tips to Find Your Writing Voice (Part 2 of 2)

5 Tips to Find Your Writing Voice (Part 2 of 2)

Voice can be a tricky thing for a writer, but important for winning readers. Here are some essential tricks to finding your writing voice.