Authors versus Our Demons

I’m a reader first and foremost, and I really, really loved ‘This Plague of Days’, the post apocalyptic story that first introduced me to Robert Chazz Chute.

This man writes well with a capital ‘W’, and his 70 tips for Indie writers is a must read.

And yes, there really are 70 tips. You’re welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚


C h a z z W r i t e s . c o m

If you overcome your demons and publish, more demons await. Keep these 70 pithy tips in mind when the unholy fanged ones come for you:

  1. Write for a particular person or write for yourself. Just choose the right audience.
  2. Some go to the drugstore for coconuts. Ignore them. Write for people who read your genre.
  3. When you give away free books, some readers who would never read your genre will snap it up. Lower ratings often ensue.
  4. Write for people who actually like to read.(Yes, there are posers.)
  5. Feedback from chosen supporters is helpful.Not all supporters can help in a measurable way, but boosting your morale counts, too.
  6. A slim minority of reviewers think snark is sport and heckling is intelligence. Theyโ€™re mistaken, but whoโ€™s going to convince them otherwise? Theyโ€™ll only know if they ever dare to write their own book.
  7. Listen to your editor and yourselfโ€ฆ

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About acflory

I am the kind of person who always has to know why things are the way they are so my interests range from genetics and biology to politics and what makes people tick. For fun I play online mmorpgs, read, listen to a music, dance when I get the chance and landscape my rather large block. Work is writing. When a story I am working on is going well I'm on cloud nine. On bad days I go out and dig big holes... View all posts by acflory

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