As you may know, I don’t blog about writing here at Blogging Through The Fire any more. Instead I publish a weekly newsletter called The Candid Writer. This week, I’ve interviewed 3 top ranked Indie authors and asked for their advice on 4 areas newbie Indies want to know more about:
- What are the top 3 tools available to the Indie or self-pubbed author who wants to be widely read?
- What are the top 3 things that the about-to-be self-pubbed or indie author needs to know about today’s market?
- What are the top 2, in your opinion, advantages and disadvantages to self-pubbing in today’s market?
- What are the 3 most important lessons you’ve learned as an indie author – whether they were successes or failures.
Big thanks to Indie authors Kait Nolan, Diane Capri, and Jillian Dodd who were kind enough to answer my questions. Enjoy!!
Next week’s Candid Writer will offer tips and tricks for building platform on Facebook! Don’t miss it. Read this week’s Indie issue here.
If you’re a writer, what topics would you like to see appear in The Candid Writer?
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August McLaughlin says
Congrats on your newsletter, Lisa. Great stuff. 🙂
I’d love to learn more about authors’ use of Twitter and Facebook.
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Lisa Hall-Wilson says
Great minds think alike 🙂 I’ll have to dig up an expert on Twitter, but I’m covering Facebook on Monday. 🙂
Reetta Raitanen says
You picked a great trio to answer your questions. I loved their insights. And it’s great that you’ve turned the writing advice into a newsletter.
Two topics that never stop interesting me are how and where do you find readers and how do you engage them and interact with them. Broad topics and Facebook and Twitter are definately part of the answer.
As for craft related topics: how to deepen your characters and how to weave in themes and sub-plots.
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Lisa Hall-Wilson says
Great ideas. I’ll be sure and work those in 🙂