Fantasy Art, Book Cover Design, and the Indie Author


In past posts, I’ve spoken on the subject of what many people don’t appreciate about good book cover design. This subject has been a learning curve for me as an indie publisher, despite a publishing career handling the coding end

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13 Week Rewrite: Week Seven – Temptation


This week, you’re rewriting up to the midpoint of your story. At this point, your protagonist experiences a temptation to retreat back to the familiar rather than going forward into the unknown. This temptation is a crucial stage in the

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Surprises of Success: Heidi Angell and The Hunted Book Launch


One of the surprising joys of blogging for me is the opportunity to work with other indie authors, to learn more about their work, and to spread the word about their successes on these crazy Adventures in Indie Publishing. This

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13 Week Rewrite: Week Six – False Victory


This week your hero will experience something that leads her to believe there’s a chance she’ll achieve her goal. This is a critical point, because without it, your reader won’t understand the meaning the hero ascribes to her goal. Each

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The Thirteenth Question with Author Heidi Angell


Today, I’m very happy to welcome Heidi Angell to these Adventures in Indie Publishing. Heidi is the author of The Hunters Series, The Clear Angel Chronicles, and The Hell School Series. She also created Royal Prince Vince, and Creative Exercises

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Life in the War Zone – Paul White


Life in the War Zone from Paul White is now available! Released: 11th February 2017 Life in the War Zone is not a ‘WAR’ story. It is a collection of poignant, eye opening stories and articles, written primarily as fictional

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13 Week Rewrite, Week Five: Beginning the Middle

Over the last four weeks, you’ve written a new outline, rewritten the new beginning of your manuscript, explored the counter-arguments in your story, and your hero has made an irrevocable decision. Now it’s time to rewrite the middle. Your hero’s

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13-Week Rewrite, Week Four: The Decision


Hi, welcome back! Last week, we explored the counter-argument to your story, the resistance that your heroine faces in pursuit of a solution to the story-problem. This week, you’ll push past this point to the hero’s irreversible decision to continue

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Thunderclap! Support the “Save the Date” Blog Tour!


Thunderclap! You’re Cordially Invited— To Support the Wedding of Eithne “Save the Date” Blog Tour Thunderclap Announcement! The Wedding of Eithne is the highly anticipated Fourth Tale in the Matter of Manred fantasy series. For those who know that love

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Calling All Book Bloggers!


Do you have a book blog? Are you a book reviewer? Do you like to interview authors and their characters?

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Then join The Wedding of Eithne “Save the Date” Blog Tour!

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.
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