Every day here at RIU HQ, I’m looking for something to streamline and also enhance the experience of my fans and/or potential fans. This past week, I found something that I’m excited about. I’ve known about it for a little while but I’ve just officially added it to my personal tools in my independent-publishing endeavor. I now have a page at Patreon. Why did I do this and what is Patreon? Come on in and I’ll tell you.
Christian fiction. Christian fantasy. Christian sci-fi. Christian writing. Christian writer. All of these things are part of the sub-genres that now litter the publishing landscape. There are pros and cons to having that moniker. I’ve had discussions with others about this very thing and I felt that it was a good time to write an in-depth post on my view on this since I fall into this category. In it, I’ll explain why I am not a Christian writer and how that doesn’t change my ability to market to Christians.
As a writer, sometimes an idea gets a hold of you and won’t let go. It keeps popping up and you add on and develop it until it screams that it must be born. It must be released though it wasn’t something you had planned on. This is what has transpired in my pregnancy.
When it comes to choosing a literary genre or sub-genre for a book, it can get a bit confusing. Today, with there being so many genres and sub-genres, It can be enough to drive you bonkers. If you are brave enough to venture into the RIU, I thought it may be beneficial to lay out the details of exactly what you can expect.
There is a maxim that’s true: every writer is first a reader. It’s what inspires every writer to pursue the vocation in any capacity. We write because we read. I believe this is more so true for the novelist than for the nonfiction author but it’s true nonetheless. So, as devourers of stories and knowledge, we look for opportunities to indulge in our first love as much as possible. For the frugal reader, downloading free ebooks is we get our fix and there are myriad ways to find them. Here are my top five ways to get free ebooks.