I’ve stayed away from writing about writing and epublishing for a while now for several reasons.
First of all, writing is a very individual process, so who am I to offer advice? What works for me may not work for someone else. It doesn’t even always work for me.
I wouldn’t dare to make comments on structure. To me, something is done when it sounds right, not when it fits a certain mold. And what sounds right differs from book to book and story to story.
I don’t have many editing tips and tricks. The only thing I do consistently when it comes to editing is complain about it.
I’ve got little to say regarding any debate of traditional vs. indie. When it comes to epublishing everyone is writing about it and I’m sure I haven’t much to add. Also, I don’t draw much distinction between published and epublished. It’s the story that matters to me. I don’t much care how it got to someone as long as they enjoyed it.
But, with all that being said, a lot of folks have asked for a peek at my process and to get my thoughts on writing, marketing and such. I’m willing to write about it if it’ll help. I’ll be calling these posts Using My Words.
I’ll share what I think will help but if you’ve got specific questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Leave them in the comments or shoot me an email and I’ll get to them.
Thanks for reading.
Hi Ben–I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts on the writing/publishing process. Just yesterday I was perusing your “Dumb White Husband” series of short stories and thought what a great way that was to present them, and to brand the series. The covers alone do a lot to tie them together. I expect once somebody reads one, they’ll move on to the others.
Most of my writing is ALL over the place, but I know I need to work on that if I’m going to develop a following.
Good luck with your further sales!
Thanks, Bobbi. I’m a big fan of branding. Been in advertising too long I guess. But, yes, it surprises me, but people will find the grocery story and pick up halloween and santa – even in July.
I will definitely be talking about branding in the future. In the meantime you can check out my wife’s work – monkeypawcreative.com – to see where we’re coming from.
Ah, yes–a great graphic artist in house is not a bad thing. LOL. Gorgeous covers, BTW. And I really enjoyed the excerpt from her books and the interview.
I’m working on my branding since I know it’s important. I was in advertising for a while, too.
BTW, I noticed your stories are way on up there on Amazon. Good job!