What Indie Authors Should Know for 2015

As we enter a new year in writing and publishing, I thought I’d review some interesting statistics and observed trends over 2014 made by those poised well in the industry. In July 2014, Publishers Weekly revealed some interesting statistics from various surveys and studies worth considering. The article was based on two recent surveys: one […]

Beat the Christmas Frenzy and Find Your Focus

Most of us think of Christmas as a busy time, of getting together (often dutifully) with family and friends, exchanging presents and feasting. Christmas is certainly this, but that is only a shallow view of a far deeper event

The Importance of Setting in a Novel

Without setting, characters are simply there, in a vacuum, with no reason to act and most importantly, no reason to care. And in a vacuum, you can’t hear them scream because they can’t breath!