Traditional vs. Independent Publishing

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Traditional vs. Independent Publishing For new authors, this is a difficult decision to make. Both types of publishing have their pros and cons.  Amazon is offering what I like to think of as a third choice: The Kindle Scout program. Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Each book submitted to the program goes through what they call a campaign for 30 days. During this time readers can vote (or nominate) the books (up to 3 at a time). At the end of the campaign When […]

My main character and Minimalism

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Have you ever been jealous or envious of a character you’ve written? Well, I would hardly be envious of the childhood or even adulthood of my main character Nikki, given that she never knew her parents and grew up in the foster care system, while I enjoyed a childhood with two loving parents and a definite knowledge of where I came from and my place in the immediate world around me.  And while we do share the trait of having made more of ourselves than our surroundings may have indicated, there is one thing Nikki has completely surpassed me in. […]