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The Future of the Lonely Writer

The Future of the Lonely Writer

The Future The future? Well, more specifically, I mean the future of the Lonely Writer website. Wait, what? So as some readers may recall, I started this website as my capstone project at Quinnipiac University. I needed the project in order to graduate with a Master’s in Science in Communications (social media). Well, graduation happened in…

Longest Night Watch 2

Longest Night Watch 2

Longest Night Watch 2 The Longest Night Watch 2 is the second indie author anthology dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s. All of the writers are independent authors. And we all hate Alzheimer’s. In the United States, 5.4 million Americans have the disease. That number will rise in the next few decades as the population continues to age….

Reinvention

Reinvention

Reinvention Reinvention for fun and, hopefully, some profit? Moving Onward and Upward Reinvention is such a lonely word, isn’t it? We are so used to being one way, and the world is used to it, too. But then there we go, screwing it all up. I mean, changing it up. Oops, I mean, improving ourselves….

Color Theory

Color Theory

Color Theory If you are interested in creating your own covers, or if you are a part of selecting your cover in your published work, you need to understand something about color theory. The basics Color theory is the associations and impressions we get when confronted with a certain color or set of colors. Color…

Writing a blurb

Writing a blurb

Writing a blurb Have you ever written a blurb for a book? Here’s how. Grab the reader’s attention The idea is to be engaging to the reader. Blurbs are short promotional pieces. They used to just be on the backs of books, but now they can be the copy you read on an Amazon author…

Creative commons

Creative commons

Creative commons and whether images can be used What is Creative Commons? Their story is best told by them: Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. But this is not copyright! Instead, it is designed to work with copyright,in order to help…

Demystifying Twitter

Demystifying Twitter

Demystifying Twitter What can Twitter do for you, the independent writer? What’s the big deal about 140 characters? Twitter is essentially a microblogging service. You broadcast your thoughts to the ether. Some of those thoughts, to be sure, are more interesting than others. Many of us know someone who tweets about everything in their lives….

Beta readers and editors

Beta readers and editors

Beta readers and editors Beta readers and editors – what’s the difference? Does it matter which one you use to help with your manuscript? Beta Readers Beta readers are people who read over your work and evaluate it before it gets anywhere near a publisher. They might read for typos, spelling errors, grammatical issues, and…

Why you can’t charge for fanfiction

Why you can’t charge for fanfiction

Why you can’t charge for fanfiction I enjoy fanfiction as much as, perhaps, the next person. But you still can never, ever charge for it. I implore you: don’t even try. But aren’t there exceptions? Yes, there are some. But first, let’s talk about why fan fiction is problematic. Issues with fanfiction For writers like…

Working with covers

Working with covers

Working with covers Covers! Let’s say you aren’t working with a cover artist. Or maybe you are, and you have purchased the work and been given full rights to it, to do with it as you please. Or maybe your work is not selling, and you are looking to make your own cover or covers…

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