Read the next installment of Claude, the three-legged pug (and have some tissues nearby).
Sneak Peek: The Eusu (Unedited Scene from The Compass Key)
Can Timoran slay the mighty Eusu ... and survive?
Success is in the Eye of the Beholder
What is success? Number of sales, size of royalties, the mere act of writing?
So, I’ve gotten into a few ‘debates’ with people on this side of the computer. This ‘debate’ is about what constitutes success for a self-published author. Back in the day, you were successful when you got a contract and got your first royalty check. That doesn’t seem to be the case any more.
I remember reading that 500 eBooks being sold is the sign of a moderate success. I still don’t know if this is true. This is only the sales level. It doesn’t mention anything about royalties. Supposedly, there is a difference between 500 eBooks at .99 cents and 500 eBooks at $2.99. The later is a sign of more success than the former.
What am I getting at here? Every person is going to look at an indie author’s progress differently. Some will look at amount of sales, others at amount of reviews, others at royalties, and any…
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Storetry # 6: It’s Here! A Collaboration Challenge for Poets and Writers. Get published.
A really excellent collaboration of prose and poetry, hosted by Writings of a Mrs., with a contribution by yours truly 🙂
Welcome to Stuff It Tuesdays: The Storetry Collaboration Challenge
I’d like to thank everyone for the fabulous contributions. I really enjoy reading all of the submissions and putting the ‘Storetry’ (a word that I created, part story, part poetry) together. I only wish I had more time to spend on it!
This is my sixth installment of the Stuff It Tuesday ‘Storetry’ Collaboration Challenge.
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From the Red Room: Reality Check? by Jules Jacob
For anyone looking to self-publish your poetry (or any other writing for that matter), you may want to read the following post by Jules Jacob: Reality Check?Ms. Jacob's essay is a response to an article posted in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers magazine by poet and critic Reagan Upshaw. She contends that the "advice"… Continue reading From the Red Room: Reality Check? by Jules Jacob
An Author’s Lot
If you are a writer, published or not, this poem is a must-read!
Creative Writing Reality Check: Authors DON’T Know The Ending Ahead of Time
Great post on whether writers do (and should) know the ending of their stories ahead of time.
Creative Writing with the Crimson League
Everyone, please welcome guest blogger and fellow author Katie Cross to crimsonleague.com today, to talk about her experiences with creative writing, characters, and novels.
A bit of background for this post: as you know, my writer’s handbook, “Writing for You: A Novelist’s Guide to the Craft of Fiction” releases July 31.
Part of the first chapter involves a description of what I consider the most common and most counterproductive misconceptions about writing a novel.
To help pump people up for the release, I asked Katie to write about what she considers one of the major misconceptions non-writers and beginning-writers have.
How much does an author REALLY know what’s going to happen to her characters???
I’ll let Katie take it from here:
When I was a little girl, I would have given up my softball mitt to know who my future husband would be.
I was convinced it was Devin, the…
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This has been an incredible week for me. I've been honored with two awards; an essay that I posted to The Community Storyboard was Freshly Pressed; and then I was invited to be an editor on The Community Storyboard. It's perhaps a bit ironic that, right around this time, I had responded to a post… Continue reading Game Changer
‘Storetry’ #5 Part Story/Part Poetry. Collaboration/Challenge for poets and writers, join us and get published!!
Another fun and wonderful collaboration from The Writings of a Mrs 🙂
Short story: Together Forever: Part 1 of 2
If you like your stories on the spooky side, then please read Part 1 of my two-part short story, Together Forever, at The Community Storyboard!