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    What to ask beta readers: a checklist.

    In my last post, I said how important it was to have at least one good beta reader, but it’s not easy to find good beta ...

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    What is education for?

      What is education for? This quote from Einstein highlights the main misunderstanding people have about education. It isn’t ...

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    What does a beta reader do and why do you need one?

      What does a beta reader do and why do you need one? When you write a book, mostly you know what you’re trying to ...

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    The best in independent fiction – straight to your inbox Want to know when the best independent books are discounted? The ...

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    Free ebooks for kindle: Pick up this little charmer.

    There’s a lot of free ebooks for kindle around, but if you haven’t read this  charming short story already, ...

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    Text-ual fun with Sketchbook Pro

    Text makes texture. Words make noise. These duplicate, shrink, grow and fade away … into silence. I made this on my ...

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    Truth will prevail and fiction follows reality.

        Truth will prevail. So often in books, the bad guys are given most of the power. The evil queen always seems ...

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    Book site listings and the real conflict of interest.

      Over the last few months, since I set up the AIA Editing service, I have heard that some people were muttering about ...

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    Why readers AND AUTHORS need book evaluation sites & how to choose one.

      Anyone can publish a book and anyone often does. This anyone may or may not have skills in writing, but how do the buying ...

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    Delightful new cover for an old and beloved story

    A Hole in the Pavememt is pretty much everyone’s favorite story from my collection A Matter of Perception. and I would ...

What to ask beta readers: a checklist.

In my last post, I said how important it was to have at least one good beta reader, but it’s not easy to find good beta readers, especially when you’re starting out as an author. However, it’s easier for people to give you the kind of feedback you need if you ask for it specifically. [...]

What is education for?

  What is education for? This quote from Einstein highlights the main misunderstanding people have about education. It isn't about absorbing facts and figures, it's about learning how to think for yourself. Kids often ask why they are learning the content they are presented with at school, and I often tell them that it's all [...]

What does a beta reader do and why do you need one?

  What does a beta reader do and why do you need one? When you write a book, mostly you know what you’re trying to say, but that doesn’t mean that you’ve actually said it, or that you’ve said it in a way that someone else can understand. When you read it back, you know [...]

Join the Awesome Indies Readers’ Club

The best in independent fiction – straight to your inbox Want to know when the best independent books are discounted? The Awesome Indies newsletter helps you find the best deals and brings you special discounts on handpicked book bundles. Sign up now and we'll send you updates on free and discounted books at the right time [...]

Free ebooks for kindle: Pick up this little charmer.

There's a lot of free ebooks for kindle around, but if you haven't read this  charming short story already, you really should. I defy anyone to not enjoy it. It's free on Kindle from the 19th to the 23rd of September, and I'll give you your money back if you don't enjoy it. (Tee hee.) Every [...]

Text-ual fun with Sketchbook Pro

Text makes texture. Words make noise. These duplicate, shrink, grow and fade away ... into silence. I made this on my Surface Pro 3. Yep, you can have fun with Sketchbook Pro. Interesting repetitiom of Pro.

Truth will prevail and fiction follows reality.

    Truth will prevail. So often in books, the bad guys are given most of the power. The evil queen always seems more powerful than the good little princess; though good triumphs over evil in the end, it's a huge struggle. That's the truth of it in life, and fiction follows reality - otherwise [...]

Book site listings and the real conflict of interest.

  Over the last few months, since I set up the AIA Editing service, I have heard that some people were muttering about a perceived conflict of interest between the book evaluation services of the Awesome Indies and the fact that we also offered editorial services.  When books didn’t meet the standard for inclusion, I [...]

Why readers AND AUTHORS need book evaluation sites & how to choose one.

  Anyone can publish a book and anyone often does. This anyone may or may not have skills in writing, but how do the buying public know that if it isn’t clear from the cover and the sample? The reader can look to the reviews for help, but everyone knows that the only reviews that you [...]

Delightful new cover for an old and beloved story

A Hole in the Pavememt is pretty much everyone's favorite story from my collection A Matter of Perception. and I would be very surprised if it ever got a bad review; it's just too sweet and the characters too adorable. Mind you, someone wanting blood and gore wouild be disappointed, but I can't imagine anyone like [...]