The Real Costs of Self-Publishing

I’m so sick of hearing this “I can’t afford it” bullshit from indie writers. Guess what? I couldn’t afford to invest $20K in my business in 2016, but I did it anyway because it’s the only way to see growth. If something is important enough, it can be...

Writing Tip: Let Punctuation Do Its Job

We have an awesome variety of punctuation options in the English language: commas, semi-colons, ellipses, en- and em-dashes, periods, parentheses, question marks, exclamation points, even the always delightful interrobang. Each of these performs specific, commonly...

Writing Tip: Your Craft is Showing—Dialogue

When two or more characters are having a conversation about something that everyone involved already knows, it becomes obvious that you, the author, are using dialogue as a tool to convey information to me, the reader. Now instead of being lost within the story, I’m...

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