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  • #179995
    Anonymous

    Posted a short story on my blog thing if anyone wants to check it out.

    #204051

    Am I allowed to be a half a year late to this party?

    I do a lot of writing. I would say that what I write fits into the adventure genre, but it also crosses into the scifi and detective noir side of things. I have been really ramping up my writing goals. I’ve am also seriously considering going back to revise a larger book I’ve written. I’ve learned a lot since writing it five to seven years ago and I had plans for it when I started writing it that I wasnt able to do then because I just didnt understand storytelling then.

     

    #204052

    I feel like putting your stuff out there for people to read  is good. Even if you write like crap, it will help you deal with criticism and sort through what criticism and advice will actually help you. There’ll always be people who think you are stupid, but practice will get you a lot further than you expect.

    #204053

    I think doing self publishing and regular publishing at the same time is the way to go. Why not get as many fishing lines in as much as you can? I’ve kind of gotten to the point with my writing where I think that taking chances and doing as many different things as possible will help me find a way that works. (Self publishing is hella work tho)

    #204055

    Do we share the same autistic soul?

    #204140
    WZA

    Writing’s my profession as well as my hobby. Outside of my published work, which can be seen in the appropriate thread, I also have stories on Fanfiction.net and Archive of Our Own.

    #204429
    JK61
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    It seems that I’m not the only writer-creator here. Awesome!

    With AWS pulling the plug on Parler, my plans to go exclusive with Amazon got nixed. I’ll go wide. Maybe Ingram Sparks, we’ll see. I’ll do the self-publish route.

    Any other self-publishers out there?

    #204440

    It seems that I’m not the only writer-creator here. Awesome!

    With AWS pulling the plug on Parler, my plans to go exclusive with Amazon got nixed. I’ll go wide. Maybe Ingram Sparks, we’ll see. I’ll do the self-publish route.

    Any other self-publishers out there?

     

     

    Calling my fellow Novelists…We need our own Comicsgate

    #207357

    I’ve been at it as a small/indie press genre author since 2007. Mostly fantasy and horror, a couple of sci-fi stories.

    Most of my material is available on BN.com. Just look up ‘Joshua T. Calkins-Treworgy’. I’ve also been producing freebies on my Bitchute channel for about a year and a half under my usual username (Byronofsidius).

    #208397
    InkaLlycian
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    I’ve been writing since I was six years old, and although I would be quite embarrassed if anyone read my elementary/middle school writing, I think I’ve become quite proficient since then. It’s funny because many of my high school friends did the same thing as me. We’d write stories, maybe finish a novella here or there, but none of them pursued it further. I saw the same thing in college where many people would be good at writing, and they’d even take creative writing classes, but they always treated it as a hobby that never meant anything. It’s glad to see people serious about writing and becoming successful authors. It’s also nice to see people interested in fantasy/science fiction as most of the other writers I’ve met wrote contemporary or other literary fiction.

    I’ve been thinking about the self-publishing route, but I’m a little intimidated by all the work involved in marketing, financing, and other business-related matters. It seemed so much easier to just send a query to a publishing agent that could find a publishing house, but I’ve spent enough time in college to know that most of those agents do not have even half a full deck. For now, I think I’ll see how this community grows. I’d love to help out in any way I can, but I’m really not sure where to begin past the writing phase.

    #208400

    I’ve been thinking about the self-publishing route, but I’m a little intimidated by all the work involved in marketing, financing, and other business-related matters. It seemed so much easier to just send a query to a publishing agent that could find a publishing house, but I’ve spent enough time in college to know that most of those agents do not have even half a full deck. For now, I think I’ll see how this community grows. I’d love to help out in any way I can, but I’m really not sure where to begin past the writing phase.

     

    As I’ve said here and in the other thread, I fully believe the future of publishing is crowd funding and direct to consumer like Comicsgate. But to do that you have to build a base. Right now, the path to that is YouTube an similar platforms. The marketing is your performance and engagement then self promotion when the time comes to an audience that has grown with you. The financing is the crowd fund, and then if you’ve done your research you will know the printing costs and fulfillment costs. That all goes into your crowd funding goal. Then you sell sell sell, hit your mark, and fulfill.

    As writers, our costs are lower than comic artists, because outside of possibly hiring an editor, you don’t have to pay anyone else but yourself and the printers/fulfillment center. Starting out I wouldn’t expect anyone to get fancy cover art, unless that’s a conceivable stretch goal you think your customers are willing to go for.

    That is the future I see, and am striving to create. I see no other way to do it in this day and age. I’ve got over 30 books to get to, so it’s now or never, and with crowdfunding you can get this done faster. No more playing the traditional rules. Fuck em.

    #208403

    Thats a great idea.

    #210606
    ShaddaShk
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    I love writing! I was actually able to accomplish a NanoWrimo challenge on one of my original stories. Then I had to take a break as weird real life happened and I’m just now getting back into writing. Very, very slowly, but getting back into it. I’m working towards being able to touch some of my original materials again and get them finished.

    I’ve got some thoughts on some passive marketing ideas but I’ll check in on Roas’s other thread to see if that’s a better spot for it.

    #210880
    ShaddaShk
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    @JK61 If you are thinking about self-publishing as an Ebook, have you looked into Kobo? I heard they have a better rate.

    #211008
    JK61
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    @JK61 If you are thinking about self-publishing as an Ebook, have you looked into Kobo? I heard they have a better rate.

    Thanks! I forgot about them!

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