Ever had one of those days when someone asks you how you’re doing and you find yourself blurting out your whole life story? Last Tuesday was one of those days. I started out writing a blog post about how to use freelance income to supplement fiction income, but it quickly morphed into something else. At … Continue reading Evolve or Die: What Being a Writer Looks Like for Me in 2019
By the time I was eight years old, I knew I wanted to be an author. Technically, I wanted to be an author “like JK Rowling,” but even then I would have been satisfied just to spend my days writing stories. I held onto this dream until about high school, when I began receiving messages … Continue reading Want to Make a Living From Your Writing? Start Here.
As an indie author, I am the master of every facet of my business. I am responsible for managing my intellectual property rights, positioning my work, overseeing every aspect of my marketing plan, and expanding my readership. For this reason, I spend a lot of time trying to understand reader behavior and predict where the … Continue reading The Future of Publishing Is Retrograde
This week, I had the privilege of attending the third annual Smarter Artist Summit in Austin, Texas. It’s organized by Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt, and David Wright — the voices behind the hit podcast, “The Story Studio” (formerly “The Self-Publishing Podcast”). Every year I go to this thing, and every year I reunite with … Continue reading My Top Takeaways From the Hottest Event in Indie Publishing