Article Featured on Hold the Presses

I’m getting spoiled with all this exposure on websites (blush) this week. Part I of an Article I wrote called Writing Good Stories is featured today on Hold the Presses (WheelmanPress): http://bddesignonline.com/Press/wordpress/ Edward C. Patterson  

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Getting Out of The NY Mindset

A challenge I’ve had in going indie, is to get out of the "NY Mindset." There is an assumption I think many people have about indie authors that basically starts with: "Secretly they really want NY."  

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In Search Of Dolphin Leather

This post, by Seth Godin, originally appeared on his blog on 3/11/09. In it, Mr. Godin offers some excellent advice for anyone who’s swimming against the tide; indie authors and small imprints, for example.

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New Around Here?

Publetariat has plenty of great information and articles for indie authors and small imprints who are already actively publishing, but there’s not a whole lot here for would-be indies, or authors who are just getting started down this road. Fortunately, one of Publetariat’s site contributors has built a fantastic site just for you.

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Writing Tips For The Reluctant Writer

This piece, by Lisa Barone, originally appeared on Outspoken Media on 3/9/09. It’s Monday morning. Okay, it’s actually more like Monday afternoon now. And that simple fact means that I spent a big chunk of today reading and commenting on different blogs (and re-breaking my foot…). It’s part of my Monday morning Getting Caught Up process, […]

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Books in 140: An interview with Twitter book critic Erin Balser

This piece, by Mark Medley, was originally posted on The Afterword on 3/10/09. Erin Balser is the founder of Books in 140, the popular Twitter feed in which a book is reviewed in 140 characters.

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A New Chapter In Self-Publishing: More Authors Riff On Rockers' Approach Without Indie Stigma

This piece, by Eric R. Danton, originally appeared in The Washington Post on 3/7/09. There’s a curious divide in the pop arts world over the do-it-yourself ethic and the different, and opposite, ways it applies to books and to music.

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All Books Have Genders

This essay, by author Neil Gaiman (Coraline, The Graveyard Book, American Gods, Anansi Boys, Neverwhere and much more), originally appeared on his site some years ago. It offers fascinating insight into his creative process, which may help you with your own creative struggles.

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Shore Up Your Sagging Middle

Writing is a lot like building a bridge. Each scene serves as scaffolding or supports for your entire story to rest on without sagging.

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<p>March 8 - 14 is Read An Ebook week, and in honor of the event many authors who publish their books in electronic format are making those books available for free or at a discount for a limited time. </p>

Free & Discounted Ebooks During Read An Ebook Week!

March 8 – 14 is Read An Ebook week, and in honor of the event many authors who publish their books in electronic format are making those books available for free or at a discount for a limited time. 

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Book Covers: Tips and Resources

 Cover design is an incredibly important part of the publishing process. If you are published by a publishing house, you probably won’t have much say in the matter. But for self-published and indie authors, this is a key topic. You want people to pick your book out from the others in the store, or from the […]

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Affordable Advertising

From the Publetariat Editor’s Desk:  A major challenge facing indie authors, small imprints and freelance author services professionals is promotion. 

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Choosing Strength

"The economy is down. You can be up. Times are tough. You’re tougher. The recession is depressing. You don’t have to be."  

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Think Resources List – sites that have some good ideas about indie authorship

  The Indie Author Blog – forging a career in authorship outside the establishment Indie Publishing Revolution – dispelling myths and providing information about what it means, and what it’s like, to go indie Mick Rooney – POD, Self Publishing and Independent Publishing

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<p><em>This article, by Norman Giller, originally appeared on the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sportsjournalists.co.uk/">Sports Journalists Association </a>(SJA) site on 2/27/09.</em></p>
<p>I sold my journalistic soul this week, and I am ashamed of myself. As a self-publisher, I over-ruled myself as the writer and agreed to allow <a target="_blank" href="http://www.thelaneofdreams.co.uk/">my book, <em>The Lane of Dreams</em></a>, to be censored.</p>

Self-Publish And Be Doomed? UK Author Norman Giller Regrets Censoring His Book To Please Booksellers

This article, by Norman Giller, originally appeared on the Sports Journalists Association (SJA) site on 2/27/09. I sold my journalistic soul this week, and I am ashamed of myself. As a self-publisher, I over-ruled myself as the writer and agreed to allow my book, The Lane of Dreams, to be censored.

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