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The Role of Traditional Publishers on Today’s High Seas

The Role of Traditional Publishers on Today’s High Seas

What makes a publisher of information an information broker? It’s important to clarify that traditional publishers are not information dealers or information brokers. This clarification is a good place to interject a few standards for determining if a platform, company, or organization is an information broker or simply a publisher of information. At its most…

Epic, Metal, Hybrid Writing Inspiration Playlist

Epic, Metal, Hybrid Writing Inspiration Playlist

Sometimes you gotta let your hair down…and then toss it up and back. Sometimes…you…gotta…rock! Get rocking w/this writing inspiration playlist!

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…