Category Archives: indie publishing

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO YOUR READERS

The story or novel is done. It’s out there, people are reading it, maybe people are commenting on it… So now what? And not “now what” in terms of marketing or creating your “platform,” but what, beyond the book itself, … Continue reading

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HOW TO GET MIDDLE CLASS SLOWLY BY WRITING FICTION

I don’t think I’ve ever done this, so how about a long-overdue post on the crass subject of coin? “Everybody thought I was crazy. A writer, you know—he’s just a sort of crackpot. My wife would get some of my … Continue reading

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JUST . . . WRITE

Last week I posted a short story called “Do You Want Me to Leave You Alone While You Cry?” I wrote this story in exactly 85 minutes, longhand, with a cheap pen using up just a smidge more than five … Continue reading

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DO YOU WANT ME TO LEAVE YOU ALONE WHILE YOU CRY?

“God damn it, just get the fuck off me,” Jane said, her voice deeper, more growly than normal. She pushed with both hands and a chill of panic raced through her when Bret didn’t move. But then he relaxed and … Continue reading

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RESOLUTIONS, 2018

I don’t always make New Years resolutions—and I rarely actually follow up on them. If you’ve been following Fantasy Author’s Handbook for a while now you’ll likely see a few repeats—or, well, all of these are repeats—from previous years. But … Continue reading

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LOOKING BACK AT “32 OF LOVECRAFT’S FAVORITE WORDS”

This post originally appeared on the blog Mel Odom and I set up for the Arron of the Black Forest series—a series that stopped, unfortunately, at the first book—but looking back at this I thought it was worth sharing again, … Continue reading

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THE FANTASY AUTHOR’S HANDBOOK INTERVIEW XXII: MARK GOTTLIEB

Literary agent Mark Gottlieb began his publishing career while still at Emerson College, where he helped establish Wilde Press. After a stint at Berkley Books, Mark went to the Trident Media Group, Publishers Marketplace’s number one ranked literary agency, first … Continue reading

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