Dear Indie | Kindle Vella, Anyone?

Hi Indies! I normally don’t jump on new trends—still not on TikTok or BookTok despite the rave reviews. I’m just lazy as sh*t when it comes to apps and social media, and especially social media apps. 😉 But I have to admit that I just started publishing my first serial on Kindle Vella to giveContinue reading “Dear Indie | Kindle Vella, Anyone?”

Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes…

Yeah, I went there and now everyone’s thinking about Shrek… Come on, admit it. LOL Okay, so assuming I’m not here talking to myself and still have people who might be interested, I have obviously started construction on my website. It will be undergoing some gradual changes over the following months. With any luck, itContinue reading “Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes…”

Uh-Oh, It’s Another Rant on How NOT to Write Female Characters!

Oh, yeah, I’m going there…again. And this is nearly kismet-level timing with Marquessa over at The Next Chapter who just published a writing challenge post about Pet Peeves. Check it out, and all of her other posts, too! While her article covers three pet peeves, I’m only ranting about one of my biggest because youContinue reading “Uh-Oh, It’s Another Rant on How NOT to Write Female Characters!”

Dear Indie | eBook Formatting Tips & Hacks for Kindle

Hi Indies! Over the last week, I’ve spent a lot of time researching the best “free” ways to update the formatting for my books. I wasn’t happy with their blahzay interiors–and I also wanted to add content to the Back Matter that I didn’t have before. I already shared the new chapter graphics in aContinue reading “Dear Indie | eBook Formatting Tips & Hacks for Kindle”

Meet The Character | The Last Descendant

Everyone knows my story. It was a fucking blockbuster hit. But, they say truth is stranger than fiction. In my case, it’s just more depressing. No one would be applauding if they really knew all the things I’ve done; the accomplishments I let burn, and lives I destroyed when my own was in chaos. FireContinue reading “Meet The Character | The Last Descendant”

Dear Indie | Writing Challenges & Word Counts

Hi Indies! This is just a quickie. I’m not promoting or being sponsored by Reedsy, I swear–but, I wanted to share that they have weekly writing challenges on their site that pay out $50 a week to winners. So, if you love writing challenges and fancy a go, you might want to check that out.Continue reading “Dear Indie | Writing Challenges & Word Counts”

Confessions of a Hybrid Author | It’s Not a Quantum Leap, But…

It’s fascinating to me that so many authors start with a story, and that story becomes their first finished rough draft and then, their first published book–no matter how long it takes them to accomplish each of those stages. That is not how my writing journey started. The first rough draft I ever finished tookContinue reading “Confessions of a Hybrid Author | It’s Not a Quantum Leap, But…”

Dear Indie | Book Editing Software & Sites

Hi, Indies! Last time, I mentioned that I kind of got scammed by more than just that ridiculous font site – and I did. By Amazon. I know, shocker. Sometimes, I feel like I’m just really late to the party…like, there aren’t even Solo cups or streamers left laying around, I’m THAT far behind. But,Continue reading “Dear Indie | Book Editing Software & Sites”

Dear Indie | Fonts, Vectors, & Scams, Oh…snap!

Hi Indies! I’m back, and I have links! In my last post, I touched base on some of the issues we DIY’ers face when working with a small budget and little-to-no experience. Formatting an eBook, which has “Floating Text” vs. formatting a paperback with “Fixed Text” is not only different, but sometimes it can beContinue reading “Dear Indie | Fonts, Vectors, & Scams, Oh…snap!”

Dear Indie | Book Formatting: More Error than Trial

First, Happy Free to Consume as Much Chocolate as You Want Without Feeling Guilty About It Day! ❤ I mean, why else do we celebrate it, really? 😛 Hi Indies! Long time, no post. I’ve been up to no good this past week, which has given me a ton of new resources and info toContinue reading “Dear Indie | Book Formatting: More Error than Trial”