How to Format Your Novel for Submission (And Why It Matters)

Once upon a time I was reading through some fiction by well meaning (and sometimes very talented) indie authors. Among the pieces was a screenplay that the writer wanted desperately to sell and that he believed was brilliant. He didn’t know why it got flat rejections when he submitted it, but I could see the … More How to Format Your Novel for Submission (And Why It Matters)

Almighty Internet: Your Novel’s Publicity

As a writer, your passions are probably directed largely toward, well, the¬†writing of your book. Editing happens next, and then–hopefully!–publication. After all that, you would think that you could easily just sit back and relax while others read and discover your masterpiece as it magically appears on store shelves. Your work is done! Well, until … More Almighty Internet: Your Novel’s Publicity

Book Summaries: The One Mistake (Almost) Every New Author Makes

This is a detail that seems almost not worth mentioning, but when looking through books from independent or self publishers, and some small press works, there is one glaring problem that keeps me (and many other potential readers) from giving it a try. People might see your book, pick it up, and then decide to … More Book Summaries: The One Mistake (Almost) Every New Author Makes