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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.

10 Steps to Making a Living as a Self-Published Author – Part Three: Iterate (#9 Expanded)

10 Steps to Making a Living as a Self-Published Author – Part Three: Iterate (#9 Expanded)

When it comes to making a living as an author, sometimes its about iteration more than repetition. No one knows your potential like you do. Find a way!

Choose Your Genre Part Two: How Do You Know if You Need Genre Therapy?

Choose Your Genre Part Two: How Do You Know if You Need Genre Therapy?

It’s not every day we begin the journey of writing a book. You want to choose your genre wisely. To do so, you may need genre therapy with Sean and Johnny.

Pawns, It’s Worse Than I Think

Pawns, It’s Worse Than I Think

If you’re wanting to be cheered up about the state of the information distribution network, sorry. It’s worse than you or I think.

Choose Your Genre Part 1: What is Genre Therapy?

Choose Your Genre Part 1: What is Genre Therapy?

Many authors lose interest after several books. Often, the reason is due to writing in the wrong genre. Genre therapy will ensure you find the right one.

10 Steps to Making a Living as a Self-Published Fiction Author – Part Two

10 Steps to Making a Living as a Self-Published Fiction Author – Part Two

Making a living as a self-published author is more possible now than ever, but there are plenty of hazards to avoid and time-tested tips for success.

StoryShop Review and Tutorial by Lulu

StoryShop Review and Tutorial by Lulu

We take a look at StoryShop with this review of its word processor, planner, & world-builder. Its paid and free versions help structure deep world content.

Peaceful, Beautiful Writing Inspiration Playlist

Peaceful, Beautiful Writing Inspiration Playlist

I See a Calm, Blue Ocean… A Playlist by DMB I’m like, so relaxed and inspired right now. These songs are for when you need the cacophony of the outside world to shut the hell up so you can write some beautiful, sensitive $&*#! Some moments in our fiction are so delicate they require gentle…

Show vs Tell: Active vs Passive

Show vs Tell: Active vs Passive

Regardless of your chosen genre, intended audience, or personal author’s voice, you should always be trying to write clear, concise, beautiful sentences. One way to do this is to make sure you’re writing in the active voice. There is a time and place to use the passive voice, and we’ll talk about that a little…

Loyalty Vs. Friction

Loyalty Vs. Friction

For nearly one hundred years, marketing efforts have increasingly been based on friction tactics. The practice of interrupting the consumer experience with advertising intensified via radio and then television. Friction-based marketing has come to a head with the emergence of the world wide web. Clunky banner ads have mostly given way to targeted advertising via…

10 Steps to Making a Living as a Self-Published Fiction Author – Part One

10 Steps to Making a Living as a Self-Published Fiction Author – Part One

You want to make a living as an author.  It’s an alluring idea, the notion that you could spin straw into gold by turning dreams into stories and stories into assets that pay out on repeat, and for the rest of your life.  No publisher telling you what you can or cannot write, or what…