In my first post on this blog, I said I would be adding co-bloggers when I had saved up enough money for more duct tape and chloroform. Santa works in mysterious ways.
I am very pleased to announce that my good friend and very accomplished author K.S. Brooks will be joining me here on Indies Unlimited as a co-blogger.
Kat is a seasoned veteran author who can speak to traditional, indie small house and self publishing scenarios, as well as marketing and other facets of being an independent author. She is smart, funny, witty, wise and accomplished. All that and a bag of chips.
I am very happy to have the gravitas Kat will bring to offset my uh—let’s just say “different” style. Shut up.
Indies Unlimited will now be better positioned to bring you news and views from around the world of publishing. Look for some changes to the site as we add more features and content.
I wanted you to be the first to hear the great news. I will go down and break the news to Kat when the chloroform wears off.
I launched Indies Unlimited in October, and have done my best to bring high-quality infotainment to millions of people (as far as you know) from all corners of the globe. Everybody knows you just can’t get this kind of weapons-grade blogging on any street corner, and I’m sure you guys and gals are all wondering what to do to repay old Uncle Steve during this season of giving. That’s the kind of fantasy world I live in. Continue reading “The Indies Unlimited Holiday Bleg”
Editor-phobia is rampant among writers. I am noticing it more and more. I’ve been in the publishing business for many years and there has always been a little fear of editors—and in newspapers it is very understandable. The editor there can take a long story and hack it to one paragraph without even so much as a “by your leave.” Of course, books have a different editing process, but that fear is still there. More and more authors are completely removing the editor from the process and relying on a beta instead. There is a deep difference between the two, but both are valuable and needed to make a book the strongest it can possibly be. Continue reading “Muffy Morrigan: Editor-phobia”
Author Robert DeBurgh calls his writing style descriptive. “I try to imagine myself in the situation of the character I’m writing about and decide how I would handle that situation. I don’t use much in the way of allegory or metaphor,” he says.
Bob’s uncle and aunt, Charles and Doretta Cross were both professional pilots from the late 1920s until after WWII. He says many of the scenes and situations in both Winds of Fate and Riders of the Wind were inspired by their lives. Other parts of the books were inspired by his own experiences. Continue reading “Meet the Author: Robert F. DeBurgh”