Tag: Jack Wallen

What I’ve Learned About Publishing

This isn’t a post to chastise people who self-publish unedited, unprofessional books.  I was that person.  Last summer, the indie world opened up before me, and before I’d put much thought into it, I uploaded my books.  A few read-overs by me to check for typos, a couple reads by close friends and boyfriend, and…


Introducing – Fictional Fridays!

Me & David Foster Wallace and “Chosen” by Jolea Harrison   So, there’s this really cool website where you can pop in an example of your writing and get told who it is among famous writers that you most write like. The badge wouldn’t work here at the blog, but I got “David Foster Wallace.”…


The Halloween Collection by The Indie Eclective

  It’s here!  The best damn group of indie writers this side of, um, Jupiter!  (What?  I couldn’t think of anything better.) THE HALLOWEEN COLLECTION FROM THE INDIE ECLECTIVE The Indie Eclective: What is it, who are they, and why can they spell neither “eclectic” nor “collective” correctly? The Indie Eclective is an ensemble of…


Updates, Updates, Updates!

I’ve been really bad about blogging because I’ve been insanely busy.  However, I do have about five draft blogs started and just hanging out in my dashboard–I’ll get to them eventually. What’s happening now? A lot. The Indie Eclective has launched! Yes, we know how to spell eclectic and we surely know how to spell…


Indie Author Spotlight – Jack Wallen

It’s time for another edition of Indie Author Spotlight, and today, I want to scream praises for JACK WALLEN. You may recall, Jack guest posted here at the Cottage several weeks back on how indie publishing puts control in the hands of the author.  A great post, and well worth the read. I’m a fan. …


IWU Blog Tour #3 – Guest Post by Jack Wallen

Guest post by indie Jack Wallen from right here in my hometown.  Enjoy! Control Issues: Or why I decided to be an indie author *** Notice I do not say “Or why I decided to self publish”. Why is that? Because “self publishing” carries along with it a stigma that implies a lesser product. That…


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