Scott D. Parker
The first full week of 2019 saw two interesting things. One was business related, the other involved writing.
PROOFING THE HARDCOPY
The big news this week was
And found flaws. The text on the spine
It’s all the little things.
As an indie writer and publisher, you
I’ll be making the cover changes today. I made the interior changes on Thursday night in the Vellum program.
I noted the Call to Action in the paperback had my request to join
But this time, I’ll have my Call to Action be more generic, and direct all traffic to my webpage. Then, if I change what I offer, it’ll only be at the website, and not 33 different
WRITING THE NEXT BOOK
Twice this week, I felt my new creative voice stymied by the urge to go in a different direction. Usually, these little nudges
Turns out, the creative voice was correct. One thing it said was the story needed a prologue. That thought drifted into my head when I was writing chapter 7 and it went on for way too long. Something in the back of my head whispered a prologue could solve lots of problems.
So I wrote a prologue. Boy, did those words spill out. Almost in an entire session at lunch this week. And they were
I learned to trust the creative voice and, from this point forward in writing this newly re-written novel, don’t be such a slave to the existing original draft. Let the story flow.
BLOG OF THE WEEK
Dean Wesley Smith is one of the best. A veteran of the writing business for over forty years, Smith has likely seen it all and written it all. In just the last decade, he has made the jump to independent publishing.
And he’s never going back. He lays out what he’s learned and how we writers can navigate this new landscape. He’s great for blowing up the myths surrounding the writing business—note the second word—and encouraging us writers to take ownership of our careers. His daily posts are almost the first things I read every day *after my writing is complete.* He had
Give him a read. https://www.deanwesleysmith.com/
How has your week gone?