Tax-Time Chat for Authors

Tax-Time Chat for Authors

by Jenny Hansen “You can’t deduct a hobby.” Many creatives hear these words from their accountants, especially if they don’t keep the proper paperwork. You can trust me on this. First, because I am terrible at paperwork and secondly, because I...
Generosity Is Contagious

Generosity Is Contagious

Julie Glover Today is the day I’m supposed to publish a “Farewell, y’all!” message, as I’m stepping away from the Writers in the Storm hosting team after March. I started writing my So Long and Thanks for All the Fish post a while ago,...
White Space in Writing

White Space in Writing

Ellen Buikema Do you remember a time when you suffered from sensory overload? This happened to me at a SIGGRAPH Conference in Detroit, Michigan, my first and last computer graphics conference. I remember sitting in a large room in front of an enormous screen with no...
Indie Publishing 101– Part III

Indie Publishing 101– Part III

Piper Bayard of Bayard & Holmes In Indie Publishing 101 – Part I, we discussed the shifting paradigm of the publishing world, what it takes to be an independent publisher, and how we produce quality, publish-ready manuscripts. In Part II of the series, we looked...
Blurbing and Getting Blurbed

Blurbing and Getting Blurbed

Barbara Linn Probst Is there any writer who actually likes asking for blurbs?  I suppose there is, but most of us wish we didn’t have to do it. We understand that it’s necessary—and we all like praise—but we cringe at having to ask for it. The question is how to...
Indie Publishing 101 – Part II

Indie Publishing 101 – Part II

Piper Bayard of Bayard & Holmes In Indie Publishing 101—Part I, we discussed the shifting paradigm of the publishing world, what it takes to be an independent publisher, and how we produce quality, publish-ready manuscripts. Today, we will look at what is involved...