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Writing Platforms and Building Your Email List: The Secret to Success is Marketing, more Marketing and Damned Hard Work with Elicia Hyder

If you think you have excuses for your lack success in this ever increasingly busy book publishing game, Indie or Traditional, then it’s time to get real about what it takes to succeed. Think fourteen hour days, self-education and a boots-and-all attitude that makes me wonder at my audacity to think that I could succeed…

Writing: Author Mindset and Faster Fiction with Alexandra Amor

Time, space and writing habits are the focus of many a good how-to-write book, and make for an endlessly fascinating topic for most of us keen to glean yet another secret weapon for our arsenal of writing tips and tricks. Alexandra offers more than her fair share of tricks with us today. Writers need to…

The Business of (Indie) Writing – Day 4 – On being a professional Indie author, with Maggie Christensen

What does it take to live the life of a professional Indie author? Maggie Christensen is about to publish her sixth novel, Champagne for Breakfast, and her answer is simple: learning. ‘It’s just learning as I go,’ Maggie assures me. ‘I’m learning all the time.’ And that’s the secret. There’s so much to do and…

The Business of (Indie) Writing – Day 1 – Writing, creativity and accountability with Jules Horne

Jules Horne lives in the Scottish Borders and is an Associate Lecturer at Open University. She writes plays for stage and radio, and fiction with a Scottish gothic flavour. She’s inspired by¬†Angela Carter and Mervyn Peake (of Gormenghast fame). Today, we chat about the tension between creativity and risk, the role of Indie publishers as…