#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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#IndieLife | Are you the GateKeeper? I’m the KeyMaster.

I’ve been down on indie lately. The ‘us against them’ mentality that remains prevalent across the net lately can just do that.

But Indie as a publishing mechanism has been fraught with controversy and some interesting news only over the last week – and yesterday. Here are the links, should you not have caught up.

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#IWSG and #IndieLife Post: Writers Supporting Writers – Thankyou Cate

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Today (Wednesday for me) is the first of the monthly challenge post dates for both the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (which has been moved on a week from the normal Wednesday) and the IndieLife challenge.

I would like to briefly talk about how writers are supportive of other writers, and one great example – that of Cate Russell-Cole.

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#IndieLife Post: Self-Studying to Improve

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The Indie Life is one that embraces the internet, and therefore not one enforced through certain locations.

We’ve had web-based courses and even degrees available online for many years now, and at various price-points, and these continue to break down any barriers we may have to improve upon our craft. If we’re indie publishing, then it’s just as easy now to Indie Learn, and to put together our own writing craft MFA or MBA or whatever else you want to name it.

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#IndieLife : NaNoWriMo Time to Go

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It’s that time of year again. The time when every blogger and his dog gives you tips for how to successfully get through NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. And here you will find a huge list of resources for those doing NaNo again or for the first time this year.

It’s not quite as easily recognisable this year, as the event is using a new design (pixel art) for the badges and logo’s, but I’ll be cheering on and offering support to those I find doing the marathon writing during November.

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