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The Democratization of Publishing—Independence is Scary

Here in America, we will be celebrating Independence Day. Americans believed they could create something different, something better. Meanwhile England was all like, “A government of the people, by the people and for the people? Are you HIGH? We protect you from wild Indians and send you supplies. We keep order.” Writers are now facing the same shift.

Change—Resistance is Futile

Rise of the Machines Human Authors in a Digital World, social media authors, Kristen Lamb, WANA, Rise of the Machines

My audience is creative people, fans of Dr. Who, Star Wars and Firefly. People who love vampires and love stories and Renaissance fairs. I wanted a cover that was creative, one that might even look like a novel had been misplaced among the “Target Your Audience and Blow Them Away” marketing books. Hey, I’m a misfit. My book should reflect that, right?

Creating Multi-Dimensional Characters—Everybody Lies

When it comes to your characters, make them lie. Make them hide who they are. They need to slowly reveal the true self, and they will do everything to defend who they believe they are.