The Seventh Annual Self-published Fantasy Blog Off opens for entries tomorrow, May 14, at 6 pm GDT. As I wrote in my last blog, this is a free-to-enter competition for self-published fantasy novels conceived by author Mark Lawrence. You can find the full set of rules and the entry link here on Mark's blog. In … Continue reading More Thoughts on #SPFBO
Monday was International Women's Day, and I suppose that's as good a reason as any to restart this blog. What follows will probably read like the world's biggest pity party. So be it. Let's get a couple things straight first. I'm a WASP—that stands for White Anglo Saxon Protestant (I'm agnostic so the Protestant part … Continue reading What the Hell Is Going on with Me? Confessions of a Writer of a Certain Age
Not every reader will know the difference. Not all readers know about the minutia of a particular historical period. However, that doesn’t lessen the importance of research and getting it right.
An indie author's success depends on having multiple books on the market, but if your book consists of dull conversations leading to anticlimaxes, your readers won't be likely to pick up your next book.