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Useful Stuff for the Indie Author Part 1

As an indie author, I focus most of my budget on editing. One, because I want to get a FANTASTIC book out there, and two, indies in general have a bad reputation. And that bugs me. Some of us put really terrible stuff out in the world, I won’t deny it. But then again, so do many trad publishers.

Anyway, putting a high quality book out there means my budget for everything else is quite…restrained. And making a book is not JUST about writing and editing, oh no, my friends. I wish it was.

So here are a few things that you, as an indie on a tight budget, will need to take care of (besides writing a great book):

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I’m a HUGE fan of giving out short-stories for free.

One, because it’s a super quick read, and two, it implies a nearing zero (null, nada) risk to you.

Seriously. If you enjoy the ride, then I get a fan, which is awesome! And if you hate my writing, then you didn’t invest a lot of time in my story.

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That’s What He Said Thursday

Carrianne over at Carrianne’s Cuppa and Critiques, has an AWESOME Thursday meme going on! Well, actually it originated on Chapter Break, but I found it through Carrianne. Here’s how it works: You post a favorite line from your book boyfriend to his heroine.

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2015 Two-Sentence Story Challenge RESULTS

People in WordPress are seriously talented. You guys rock! Picking the best out of almost 100 entries was mind-boggling hard, to the point where I couldn’t really do it. So I had to call my book-loving buddy Tanja Kaaria to

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***** SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU ALL FOR PARTICIPATING. YOU’RE AWESOME! RESULTS WILL BE OUT SHORTLY.***** THE DEAL:  Write your best two-sentence story, post it in your blog, and make sure to leave the link to your post in

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