Business Musings: Brand Image (Branding/Discoverability)

The publishing industry has been shifting since 2009. Indie publishing has become a force since 2011 or so. At first, we writers made our work available, but the things that worked six years ago don’t work now. The problem is that the marketing gurus for writers are just other writers with an okay idea. As I’ve said all along, we writers must accept that we’re […]

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Business Musings: Serious Writer Voice

A lot of the stories I read this past year had wonderful plots. They had great characters and lovely twists. The stories were published, remember, and so they all had something unusual, something strong.

But that something generally wasn’t voice….

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Recommended Reading: February 2011

I got a lot of reading done in February, and I’m not sure how.  I was writing every minute I could and I also co-taught a workshop with Dean, Denise Little, and John Helfers.  Did lots of reading there, but you won’t see those stories until they hit print.  Very good stories they were too. What amazes me is how much I read and discarded […]

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November 2010 Recommended Reading List

Even though I extol the virtues of electronic books, there’s still something to be said for going to the bookstore.  I picked up the Barrowcliffe below because it was on Powells Books (airport) recommended shelf.  I found half a dozen books in stores this week that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. I read a lot in November, but much of it was newspapers and research […]

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The Business Rusch: Writers-The Overview (Changing Times Part Seven)

The Business Rusch: Writers—The Overview (Changing Times Part Seven) Kristine Kathryn Rusch I’ll be honest with you:  I would not have started this series on the changes in the publishing industry if I had known how much bizarre e-mail it would generate for me.  I hadn’t realized that I had entered an area that for some writers incites a fervor that borders on religious. I […]

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