IndieView with Leta McCurry, author of A Shadow Life

IndieView with Leta McCurry, author of A Shadow Life

Where do you live now? I’m sure all writers draw on their perception of people they know or whom they have observed, but I do not model characters exactly after living people. Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? Ayn Rand because she was a visionary and […]

IndieView with Chris Arneson, author of Sponge Cake

IndieView with Chris Arneson, author of Sponge Cake

If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher? It took me about two weeks to write it. Are these fears based on our experiences and surroundings or are they innate, born into us, […]

8 unscrupulous ways that cigarettes were promoted in vintage adverts

8 unscrupulous ways that cigarettes were promoted in vintage adverts

8 unscrupulous ways that cigarettes were promoted in vintage adverts This vintage Chesterfields ad from 1947 shows tennis player Bobby Riggs, football star Sid Luckman, golfer Lloyd Mangrum, baseball slugger Ted Williams, basketball star Nat Holman and swimmer Adolph Keifer – the crème de la crème of American sports. We could have lived with Father […]

Reviewer IndieView with Anthony Avina

Reviewer IndieView with Anthony Avina

Under no circumstances to ‘argue’ with the reviewer – would you agree with that? Just thank them for their time and move on. If a book hasn’t grabbed you by the first five pages, do you put it down? Just be honest, be sincere and be thankful to those who take the time to read […]

Reviewer Indieview with Tuesday Cross of Tuesday Reviews

Reviewer Indieview with Tuesday Cross of Tuesday Reviews

I’m unique amongst my writing-friends in that I can completely overlook poor grammar if the story is absolutely smashing in all other aspects. Definitely.   Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) When I […]

175-year-old fig leaf just sold for $660. Find out why.

175-year-old fig leaf just sold for $660. Find out why.

175-year-old fig leaf just sold for $660. Find out why. The painting shows a riverside scene that probably depicts the 18 Arhats, who were the original followers of Buddha. Gouache is a type of watercolor. This might be the world’s most fragile piece of art – a gouache painting on a Chinese fig leaf from […]

IndieView with Janine Kovac, author of Spinning

IndieView with Janine Kovac, author of Spinning

There is plenty of room for all of us. For example, my efforts to ping friends and writers from different circles generated a lot of energy but my goal to blog weekly was a complete failure. I’d self-published an anthology with my writing group Write on Mamas and felt confident that I could hire editors, […]

Reviewer IndieView with Laura Freestone of LF Books.

Reviewer IndieView with Laura Freestone of LF Books.

If a book has a great plot, great characters, but the grammar is less than perfect, how do you deal with that? Is it a read first, and then make notes, or do you make notes as you go along? Take a step back and breath, let your story tell itself without confusing the reader. […]

IndieView with R.L. Ostrander, author of Never/More

IndieView with R.L. Ostrander, author of Never/More

Together, they hope to put an end to the nightmare lord and his millennia long reign of terror. Usually, I provide him with my third or fourth draft and his edits create the next to last version. Sometimes it’s showing things I’m interested in, in which case fewer words hit the page, and other times […]

IndieView with Jendi Reiter, author of Two Natures

IndieView with Jendi Reiter, author of Two Natures

Should be an interesting battle over the remote control when those two shack up! The issue tore apart some of my Christian friendships and prayer circles, including the writing group where I was working on the earliest drafts of this novel. This last source was most interesting and surprising for me. About Writing Do you […]

IndieView with J.C. Diaz Rei, author of Quietus

IndieView with J.C. Diaz Rei, author of Quietus

Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? The doctor agreed to see me, and I agreed to participate in a fairly new procedure that alters the nervous system, reprograming my brain […]

When your 67-year-old mom places a personal ad asking for action

When your 67-year-old mom places a personal ad asking for action

When your 67-year-old mom places a personal ad asking for action Jane Juska’s bestselling memoir Jane’s adventures in her search for sex in her sixties became a memoir and a play. The divorcée, an English teacher with one son, simply decided she’d been celibate long enough. Juska also wrote a follow-up called Unaccompanied Women, which […]