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An Interview with Seth Mullins, Author of What Casts the Shadow?

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Seth Mullins first conceived of his dream to write novels in his early teens, and this one desire has stayed with him throughout all the other myriad twists and turns of life. His inspirations include methods of inner exploration such as dream-work and shamanism and his experiences as a songwriter and performing musician. He studied creative writing at Santa Fe ... Read More »

Creating a Book Trailer for Your Self-Published Novel

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Image Source: NYMediaWorks.com As many indie authors know, it can be difficult to get your self-published novel read by people outside of your inner circle of family and friends. Facebook, Twitter and other social networks can certainly help, but at the end of the day, they are just words – mixed with a static image, some hashtags and some links. ... Read More »

What’s The Relationship Between A Writer & Their Characters?

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Here I go again, treading into dangerous territory. I’m calling this dangerous territory because the word “danger” comes from roots that mean the “power of a lord or master”. And, the last thing I am is some kind of lord, master, guru, or expert. So, putting my thoughts and feelings about writers and their characters out into the communal space ... Read More »

Rewriting While You Read ~ We All Do It …

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What? We all rewrite what we’re reading? How in the world can I propose such an idea? Matter of fact, I proposed it in two posts on my other blog: ReadWriteReadWriteReadWrite… & What’s It Like Inside When You Read A Book?. In the second post just mentioned, I gave a little formula to help explain what I mean: “Reading is ... Read More »

SPR Podcast With Best-Selling Author Kate Danley

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Kate Danley’s debut novel, The Woodcutter, was honored with the Garcia Award for the Best Fiction Book of the Year, the 1st Place Fantasy Book in the Reader Views Literary Awards, and the winner of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Recently, it was signed with 47North. In this, the first of a series of podcasts ... Read More »

Indie Authors: Your Copyright Page Needs Work

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One of the first things an indie author should realize is that the printed version of their book does not have the same content as the ebook version and the differences start right in the front of the book. It starts with the Copyright Page. The first area that jumps out is the copyright page should be different. In fact, ... Read More »

Hello SPR from Renvyle Blake

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Dear Reader, I am newly self published, and like many of you I suspect, keen to get my work to a wider audience. My book, ‘The Himalayan Assignment’ is now available and there are details at www.renvyleblake.com. I will leave the plug at that! I did try to get published, but not very hard. I guess I had a fairly ... Read More »