Category Archives: Why self-publish?

Why none of your writing is wasted!

Here’s is an EXCELLENT discussion of why you need to keep writing!

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Writing and “Everything’s FREE on the Internet!”

Why is it so hard to “make it” as a writer these days?  It could have something to do with the magical combination that everyone thinks they are a writer, everything’s free on the Internet, and the complete lack of … Continue reading

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Mainstream author goes indie!!

Have you heard of Jon Clinch?  He says he’s through being jerked around by the mainstream publishing establishment and he’s going with self-publishing. Follow his interesting tale of trying both Random House and CreateSpace, and why he switched…

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Traditional publishing versus the “INDIE” approach

My friend and fellow writer Tammy Bleck would like to share with you her experience with both traditional and independent publishing. You tell ’em Tammy!

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What is writer’s block, and why don’t I have it?

“Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.”                                                                         – Carol Burnett  I know most of you may have experienced “writer’s block.”  My friend Tammy talked about it over at “Grown Up, Now … Continue reading

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So you want to write a book…

Go read this article before you even think about writing a book! 80% of the U.S. population does NOT buy or read books, and yours will have to compete with about one million other books being published each year… First … Continue reading

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Writing and Courage

Courage does not always roar.  Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’ And don’t we know this as writers!  Becoming a writer has been the most frustrating and yet … Continue reading

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