Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Importance of a Good Web Host – The Story

A little while back, I wrote a primer on how important it is to pick a good web host. As an independent publisher and writer, it is important to have a web host that is affordable, responsive, knowledgeable, and sensitive to their customer’s needs. I began the year with a new web host because I

Avengers: Age of Ultron and Writing – Prelude

Well, you knew it was coming, didn’t you? With all of the posts that I’ve done with this kind of theme (remember Captain America – Winter Soldier and the X-Men – Days of Future Past?), it was inevitable. However, this is the first time that I’ve ever done a prelude to a movie-and-writing post without

Print Still Strong In A Digital Age

The advent of e-readers has been a blessing from the Almighty God for independent author. All those ideas in our head now won’t have to go through the slush pile and we won’t have to wait a month for a rejection letter. We can publish as soon as we’re finished writing our opus. This has motivated some indie authors to chuck print media altogether. However, that may not be the best idea right now or in the near future.

RIU – Meechum Forest

When we look up at the stars into the vast space of the universe, we are sometimes struck with a sense of wonder in how everything came to be. Scientists know that the universe is, amazingly, expanding, which has implications.

It is no different with the RIU (Reality Imagination Universe). Though it is currently a small place, it is ever expanding. New discoveries are popping up all of the time. One of those discoveries is a little forest in rural Pennsylvania called Meechum Forest. Today, I explore this place and what its origins may be.

Review – The Sword of Shannara

I was first exposed to the works of Terry Brooks last year. I have never been a big fantasy reader but things change over the years. At this site, you’ll find two reviews of some long works by fantasy writers. One of the is Terry Brook’s First King of Shannara (which is a weird title since Shannara is not a place but a person. I enjoyed it so much, I delved into the next book of the series. Here are my thoughts.

Learning Success – Kristen James

I believe it’s important to learn from others’ success as well as failures. Each can save us tons of headaches in life in general. Personally, I get a kick out of reading about a successful indie writer’s process. Actually, any writer’s process seeing that it’s a tough profession to be in. I found an interview with indie romance author Kristen James and thought it would be good to highlight some of things she’s done to be successful.

Indie vs. Legacy Publishing: Running the Numbers

Never was there a time in publishing history where independent publishing was such a viable business model for authors. We now have the power to take total control of our work, from the writing to the editing to the cover design to the marketing. It’s all right at our fingertips. But how is that translating in terms of cash? Moola? Lettuce? Scrilla? Greenbacks? Is anyone out there making any money? What are the numbers saying?