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Indie Sidekicks: Meet Nala and Serabi (Tia Bach)

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Note: Look at how attentive they are to my writing skills in the picture. Now, that’s a captive audience. Quite the Audience As a writer, I’m always looking for inspiration. Anything to stir my creative juices. More often than I care to admit, it’s not a lack of ideas that prohibit my writing. It’s keeping my butt in the chair ...

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Why I Went Indie: A.G. Porter

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When you’re told “No” by major publishing companies over and over that they won’t publish a book you’ve poured your heart into, it does something to you; it does something to your soul. For some, it can beat you down so far that you never get back up. Then there are those that use that negativity as fuel to charge ...

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Indie Sidekicks: Tacoma (Christina Mercer)

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This is Tacoma, my unicorn in disguise. Notice the pristine white coat and the horn poking through? Yeah, she’s quite magical. She’s also the most wonderful writing pal. She nestles next to me and tells me all sorts of interesting things in her wolfy-sounding voice. She insisted I include a dog in my tween fantasy series, so I added a ...

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Two-Minute Tips with Author Stormy Smith

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Welcome to Indie-Visible’s newest feature, Two-Minute Tips where you’ll get tips of the indie trade wrapped in a short YouTube video. Today’s video is from Stormy Smith. Stormy Smith is the author of the Amazon best-sellers, Bound by Duty and Bound by Spells. Stormy Smith is the author of the Amazon best-sellers, Bound by Duty and Bound by Spells. She ...

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Why I Went Indie: Linda Maria Frank

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Writing my Annie Tillery Mystery series is a second career for me. My first career was teaching the sciences. I was lucky enough to teach forensic science, which afforded many possibilities for writing “case studies” for my students. I turned the case studies into mystery stories. What to do about publishing? A message from my mentor when I wrote the ...

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Search Bar Confessions: Intisar Khanani

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I’m currently working on a YA Fantasy novel titled Memories of Ash. It’s a sequel to my novella, Sunbolt, and features Hitomi, a young thief with a propensity to play hero when people need saving, and her nemesis, a dark mage intent on taking over The Eleven Kingdoms. Perhaps one of the most fun (and challenging) things about writing a ...

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Indie Sidekicks: Fluffy (Deirdre Riordan Hall)

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This is Fluffy, my intrepid writing buddy. He helps me slay dragons, defends my honor, and assists in my triumph over distractions on the internet. Kidding. He naps. All day. It’s tiresome, but if he didn’t do it, I would. If that happened no writing would get done, and there’d be no a serious lack of treats in the kitty-cookie ...

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Social Marketing 101: Four Author No-No’s on Twitter

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by Beth Isaacs Most of you know that for the past five years I’ve been consulting with authors on social marketing and networking. What I’ve learned is that some authors, both traditional and indie, don’t understand how to use social media, nor the power it has on their bottom line. Here’s the thing: Social networks are designed to build relationships, not sell ...

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Author Shelfie: Christina Mercer

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I consider myself a definite book dragon with seven large bookcases and a couple of smaller ones filling my home. I think many readers (and writers) will agree that there’s something completely magical about being surrounded by books. This particular shelf contains three books by me, along with books by authors I know, or have at least met in person: ...

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Why I Went Indie: Zara Hoffman

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I’ve been writing since I was nine and always dreamed of being a published author like JK Rowling and James Patterson. When I was fourteen, I got more serious about my writing as an actual source of income. By then self-publishing was still discouraged by my writing mentors but more people were doing it and becoming successful. Indie authors were ...

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