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So, it’s been a while. I know. I look back at my last post – Oct. 2016! – and even then I’d said it’d been a while. And I explained what was going on, why I’d basically gone off-grid with my writing and publishing. So much has changed since then, and I’m happy to say, mostly for the better. After several months of struggle with giving up my home, depending on family more than I ever have, and pulling myself out of some of the deepest pits of depression I’ve ever been in (which is saying a lot), I’ve launched into … Continue reading

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Did you know I’m still alive? Ha! I know, I know. I haven’t posted on this blog in ages. With Devotion‘s release and managing my other blog (www.KristieCook.com), I just haven’t had the time. But this is my blog about writing and sometimes I have something to say about writing or to writers specifically, so I don’t want to close it down. Today is one of those days. I’m often asked what advice I’d give to writers who are considering self-publishing. There’s a TON of advice I could give. But here’s the most important things I can tell you before … Continue reading


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When I wrote about when not to go indie the other day, I mentioned a key phrase that I really didn’t get a chance to explore. And I think it’s really important to elaborate on it. “I don’t care if I’m successful.” I talked about why I think it’s a bad idea to self-publish a book just because it’s there and you have nothing else to do with it. You really want to be traditionally published but you have this one title that you’ve given up on. That’s a case of “I don’t care if this book is successful but … Continue reading


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More authors have asked me about going indie in the last two months than in all previous months combined. Does it have to do with Amanda Hocking’s success? Or perhaps John Locke’s? Actually, I think it’s because writers are finally realizing that they have a choice. And regardless of what you’re doing, it’s always smart to at least check out all your options. Educate yourself on everything available and make an informed decision that best works for you. So I’ll share what I can, starting with my “predictions” and one of the reasons I chose this path to publication. My … Continue reading


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The debate between indie and traditional (trad) publishing has heated recently and it’s created a lot of animosity that I just don’t understand. I feel like a divide has been growing – Team Indie vs. Team Trad. And before I delve into this, I feel the need to say that just because I’m happy to be Indie and I do things like Indie Authors Relief Fund, doesn’t mean that I’m all “GO TEAM INDIE!” That I think every writer should be indie and you’re stupid for not doing it my way. I do support my fellow indies. I think it’s … Continue reading


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