#IndieLife – Keeping Abreast of Business

Dirty confession time – I wasn’t going to write up an IndieLife post for this second Wednesday of the month. I’ve been feeling a little disheartened by all the to-ing and fro-ing (had to hyphenate those, as auto-spell swaps in towing and frying – which fits just as well).

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Indie Life: Finding a Home and Internet Dating

IndieLifeEvery second Wednesday of the month, the Indelibles blog holds the Indie Life blogfest. Signup here, and follow around the linky route for other posts. This is my first entry into Indie Life, just in the nick of time.

Today I wanted to briefly talk about the mixed feelings of home found in being an Indie writer.

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IndieReCon

I've just signed up for a free online conference for indie writers, running from the 19th to 21st February. Some well known writers/speakers will be running hour long topic sessions, chats and giveaways over IndieReCon. Registration is free – just sign up with your email address.

For those with international time zones or other reasons they can't make the sessions, the posts will be kept up for a certain timing. Note – I went to the site initially on my iPad, and the iOS website doesn't show you the sidebar panel. Change to the website version if you find you can't see the sign up a box to register for IndieReCon.

 

15 Links to help develop a Business Plan for Writers (and one that doesn’t)

Cartoon by Sheila Hollingworth, available in Authorpreneurship by Hazel Edwards. http://www.hazeledwards.com/page/authorpreneurship_the_business_of_creativity.html

 

This week I’ve taken a break from my editing tasks on my first book aside, aware that I should have some kind of plan going forward – a business and marketing plan.

There’s no point going onwards without some kind of strategy in place. I found this out the hard way – with so many options, advice and information available for the writer nowadays, it confused me just where I was going, and what my objectives really were in building a writing career.

But coming up with this type of plan actually turned out much harder than I anticipated.

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Indie Publishing – What I Learnt from Mike Wells

Mike Wells writes thrilling fiction, and gives some of it away.

As I start to look into the benefits of indie or self-publishing, some of the techniques exampled by Mike Wells sit as excellent techniques for how to build that initial following.

Note – this post is also published at HunterEmkay.com.

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