There is one thing any writer of any pedigree knows: Writing is hard. And self-publishing is even worse.
With that in mind, I’ve created a section here to deal with both the practical side of writing (how to advertise, how to begin the publishing process) and the philosophical side (what to do when everything feels stupid, etc.). I want to help myself by putting down all my thoughts on what it means to write and all the things I’m learning along the way. But I also want to help you. As much as writing is a solitary game, we none of us can succeed without the other. So I hope you find something useful here.
If you have a suggestion for a topic, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you’d like to complain or seek a sympathetic ear, use that email or hit me up on Twitter – @pswgear.
|1||BookBuzzr||an introduction to BookBuzzr|
|2||Scribd||an introduction to Scribd|
|3||Writing Charlotte Gnoll||the timeline for my first novel|
|4||Querying Agents||Step 1: so…how exactly do you query agents?|
|5||Finding Agents||Step 2: how do you find the agents you want to work with?|
|6||Query Letter Example #1||Step 3: how do you write the query letter?|
|7||Contacting Agents||Step 4: how do you contact the agents you've found with the query you've written?|
|8||Submitting to Kindle Scout||after you've the manuscript locked down what do you need to do to submit?|
|9||Quick & Dirty Formatting||all you need to know to give your manuscript the semblance of professional in about 5 minutes|
|10||Kindle Scout: 30 Days||my experience with Kindle Scout obsessively blogged|
|11||The Small Publisher's Pluck||where I learn there's a middle ground (happy or not) between David and Goliath|
|1||Your Writing is Stupid||get over yourself and just write|
|2||I Lost My Writer's Badge||acknowledging my failure and getting back up again|
|3||Embarrassment: The Price of Haste||taking and making the time to put out the best product I can|