What does it take to be a successful writer? Stephen J. Cannell has the absolute answer. It’s simpler than you think.
I’ve been lucky. Most of my jobs/careers over my lifetime so far have been interesting and fun. That made spending time at a job worthwhile, even when it took me away from other interests.
I’m a firm believer in outlining a story before writing the first draft. The outline isn’t written in stone. I allow myself to diverge if needed, but I always come back to the story line. It’s my map from A to B. Here’s a different method you might want to consider.
I don’t know about you, but if I go too long without creating something, anything really, including writing, animation, sketching, or photography, I get irritable. Down right nasty. Just ask my wife.
As I’ve mentioned before, I have chosen to self-publish my first novel. The process can seem daunting, if I look at all the “moving parts” as a whole. So I don’t.
My commute to work takes thirty to forty minutes by bus, twice a day. That’s a lot of time to be idle, so I’m trying an experiment.
I could write a thousand books, but if I don’t tell anyone about them, I’ll never be able to earn a living. Self-publishing means self-promotion. There’s a lot I can do.
Amazon is a company based in the United States. I am a Canadian. When I sell a book through Amazon, 30% of my royalty is held back for income tax in the United States. The way around this is with tax treaties. Read on.
I got my manuscript for Tied back from my editor on Friday. I took a quick flip through and it looks like I’ve got some work ahead of me. I expected nothing less.
Taking part in KDP Select can offer some distinct advantages when selling your Kindle ebook. Amazon boasts “more readers, more earnings and increased sales potential”. This all comes at a cost of exclusivity. Let’s take a closer look.