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Writing Without Time: Indie October Guest Post by Meredith Debonnaire

WRITING WITHOUT TIME: Being a poor indie writer trying to write while juggling with two-and-a-half jobs and the electrified zombie of your social life. I often see advice for writers along the lines of “Write every day” and “set aside … Continue reading

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I don’t know the answer, I barely understand the question: Indie October guest post by Andy Hill

Do you wander around a first world town centre, bemused at how the general population manages to exist even as a rudimentary civilisation? Ever stared out of an aeroplane at the houses, roads and train tracks below, knowing full well … Continue reading

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Blurbing: Reduxed

Way back in December last year, a month or so before ‘A Spider In the Eye’ was released I made a post about blurbing. The art of writing a blurb for the back of a paperback. I was having a … Continue reading

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Fiscal realities of publishing… and the pursuit of happiness…

‘If everything you do and everything you are is in pursuit of money, then you are already bankrupt.’       ~ Cake, Ink, Collective. Several things have happened in the last few days to inspire this post. It is a … Continue reading

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Hopeless Maine extras

Originally posted on The Hopeless Vendetta:
Let’s start with some technical details. It takes about six months of Tom working full time to draw a Hopeless Maine graphic novel. On top of this, I do about 2 hours of work…

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Book Lovers Day 2019

As I said last year,  normally hate overly twee things like this… But I make an exception when it comes to books. So on the off chance, anyone doesn’t have a book to love here are a few recommendations from … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad, And the Just Plain Ugly: Amazon Reviews…

Amazon reviews, like it or not, are the lifeblood of the indie author. There is sadly no way of getting away from this. It is also why there is so much grief caused by them, and the occasional bout of … Continue reading

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