Author Musings-When Your Family & Friends Don’t Read Your Book

I came across an interesting discussion on Twitter the other day. A fellow author had posed a question to us in the writing community. Why doesn’t my family or friends read my work? I was shocked and amazed at how similar everyone’s answer was and I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion. It was as if the…

The Editor Dilemma…a Collaborative Tale with Val Day-Sanchez

    When I usually collaborate with Val, I post my view first and then post her take on whatever subject we are writing about, but today I am doing things differently. I am letting Val’s article be proudly displayed front and center.   Val’s Take: As an Indie Author you are in charge of…

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil.

  First off, let’s take a moment to pay homage to one of my favorite movies ‘Dazed and Confused’.¬†I love this movie. It is one of my favorites and if you can’t randomly identify or throw out quotes from this example of fine cinematic greatness, then you probably shouldn’t be my friend. Okay, now that…

Go Fund Yourself: A Realistic View on Self-Publishing Costs

  So I have noticed something interesting the last few weeks and I actually took time out of my insane writing schedule to address this particular topic. I came across several different posts on Facebook, either posted by an aspiring author or friends/family of an author, that has set up a Go Fund Me account….

Diary of a Happy Indie Author!

Before you say it, I know what you’re thinking. Yes, this angry Indie author can be happy! I decided since we just rang in a new year that I would write a positive article so we can feel optimistic for the months ahead of us.   Great things about being a self-published author:   1)…

Diary of an Angry Indie Author: Questions you should never ask me.

This picture represents how I feel when certain questions are asked of me time and time again. Every writer and self-published author knows exactly what I am referring to, but I thought I would write up this little blog post for those people that may be unaware of our exasperation when we are posed some…

Diary of an angry Indie Author: Paying for book reviews

  ” The worst thing about being lied to, is knowing you weren’t worth the truth.” – Unknown   I didn’t want to write this article. I have been dragging my heels all week, but I feel that I must. I came across several¬†columns during my research on why publishers seem to hate us Indie…

Diary of an angry Indie Author Part 2: Bullying

So since my last rant I have been researching why some in the publishing world seem to dislike indie authors and the results have been disturbing. I have read articles from self-proclaimed ‘experts’ who continuingly bash self-publishing time and time again. My mouth gaped open in astonishment when one particular blogger proclaimed that we indie…