And now, some Writing Tips from Leonard Elmore:

If these rules are good enough for Elmore Leonard, they should be good enough for me … but I might have to pin them on the computer, just in case

I’m pretty sure I’ve broken a few of these rules, especially in the story about the- ooooh nope, nope, nope, I’m not telling that one yet. But if I find the handwritten pages, and get them typed up, I’ll share snippets. 🙂

Hope you enjoy!

Elmore Leonard on writing

~Sleepy Kaw

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The Decline of Self-Publishing

What do you think? I tend to agree to the cyclic changes, but I’m looking at block-chain technology to ensure ‘ownership’ – in publishing … we have a long way to go, it seems

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I’ve been taking in what authors have been discussing in author groups and speaking privately with a couple of author friends. My gut feeling has been telling me that I better make plans on what I should do when self-publishing is no longer the best venue for publishing. I wish I could dig up a comment someone had made back in 2010 about trends in publishing because what he said seems to be playing out in front of me. But one thing he said was that self-publishing would take off for a while, and then there would be a point where it went into decline. From the decline would come the resurgence of traditional publishers.

I have to admit, I thought that guy had a gloomy outlook on things at the time. Nevertheless, his words had stuck with me over the years, and the more I look around at what’s…

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Indie Book Month — Promote Your Books

Join the party! Share, swim dangerous waters, dive right in – It’s Indie Book Month!

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On Twitter, there is a movement called #IndieApril, so I thought it was a good idea to import to WordPress.  Independent writers are the growing force in publishing, so please take this opportunity to publicize and promote your work!

I want to offer an opportunity for all writers who follow this blog to share information on their books. It can be very difficult to generate publicity for our writing, so I thought this little effort might help. All books may be mentioned, and there is no restriction on genre. This encompasses fiction, poetry, plays, and non-fiction. If I have neglected to mention a genre, please consider it to be included.

To participate, simply give your name, your book, information about it, and where to purchase it in the comments section. Then please be willing to reblog and/or tweet this post. The more people that see it, the more publicity…

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