Trad-pub vs Self-pub: Pros, Cons, and Why Not Both?

It's the eternal battlefield in writing. Indie publishing versus traditional publishing. So which path is best for you and your book? And can you have the best of both worlds? First off, we'll compare the short-and-sweet primary pros/cons of each, then go into a bit more detail. Self-publishing Pros: Independence and full creative controlHigher royalty …

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Find Your Squad: How Support Makes All The Difference

Writing is, at its core, a solitary pursuit. When asked to envision a writer, you probably picture someone sitting alone at a laptop (or even a typewriter), spilling their story onto the page. [gif: Kermit the Frog typing on a typewriter] When I first started writing seriously as an adult, I worked alone for years, …

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Music Monday: Faerie Masquerade

Who doesn't love a good masquerade scene in a fantasy novel? Intrigue, deception, romance... and music. [gif: David Bowie in the film "Labyrinth" removing a goblin mask] If you're writing a masked ball scene and need a little musical inspiration, try this instrumental playlist full of lilting waltzes, haunting violin covers, and ethereal piano. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5nEpluIskw6i76TWlZddQe

Trope Opinion: Enemies-to-lovers

I originally posted this article a while back, but it was hastily written and not very clearly thought-out, so I'm revising and resurrecting it as part of an opinion series on various tropes. So today... I'm gonna dissect my thoughts on Enemies-to-Lovers. Good?Bad?Guilty Pleasure? To be frank, I have mixed feelings. I love a good …

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