Posts Tagged ‘ indie authors ’

Fall Preview, Part One

August 18, 2014

Don’t you love writing that pulls you right into a story and draws a curtain around you? When The Bookcast relaunches Labor Day week, we’ll be introducing you to authors whose books do exactly that, One of the very talented indie authors you’ll meet uses magical realism to explain one teenager’s metamorphosis: “…just staying on that stallion was a major accomplishment in itself. But when I finally got to the other side of that corral…

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Learn to See Your Book The Way An Editor Does

June 27, 2013
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Writers have a love-hate relationship with editors and editing. The value of good editing is obvious, but it’s not something most writers look forward to doing, or having someone else do. While editing is integral to the writing process, its role is often misunderstood. So, what if editing could make writing less stressful and more enjoyable? What if it could help you write sharper, more compelling prose? Now “The Editor’s Eye” by book coach and…

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Who Will Be The Next Indie Author We Recognize For Excellence?

May 8, 2013
The Bookcast Book of Exceptional Quality

We’ve got another big announcement coming, of interest to indie authors and their readers alike. If you’ve been visiting The Bookcast for any length of time, you know the overall level of excellence of the books and indie authors we feature. I take seriously the responsibility that many indie authors asked me to assume when I launched The Bookcast in fall 2011 – they asked me to be an arbiter, a curator, someone who could…

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Three Things I Don’t Understand About the Indie Author World

March 22, 2013

In the year and a half that The Bookcast has been online, finding and bringing you some of the best indie author books, I’ve learned many things about the indie author life, but there are a few things I just can’t figure out, things that are illogical, counterintuitive, and sometimes downright self-injurious. 1. I don’t understand why some authors don’t have blogs. Or, in some cases, even a basic website. I get that it’s hard,…

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Have You Met Any Indie Authors Recently?

August 4, 2012

Have you met any indie authors recently? If you’ve been visiting The Bookcast, you’ve met… .. a writer who reimagines the notion of past lives, in a touching story of a woman and her soulmate. .. an indie author who used some of his own experience working the graveyard shift to come up with a heart-pounding thriller. .. the Kentucky writer who discovered a little-known chapter in his state’s history and built a riveting political…

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How to Get Me to Like Your Book

July 31, 2012

I get excited when I read indie author writing that is really good. So good I have to tell somebody. Hillary, my wife, is most commonly the recipient, willing or otherwise, of my run-on sentences of enthusiasm, but just as often it’s a co-worker, one of my daughters, or my Facebook friends. In fact, it has become one of my most valuable tools in helping me decide whom to interview for The Bookcast, and whose…

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