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Pay Money or Self-Edit ?


Today, I have two articles to share from The Write Life; and, they both have bullet-point lists of important info… I’ll give you a few excerpts from, Looking for a Book Editor? Here’s How Much You Should Expect to Pay, first… “I wish I could tell you that proofreading will always cost one cent per […]

Author FAQ: Money matters for writers


Originally posted on Michael J. Martinez :
A few months ago, I did a blog post/ranty-thing tackling the notion that you have to be a starving artist in order to truly be creative. (Spoiler: That’s a load of crap.) Nobody likes starving. If you have the means to avoid it, and most readers here presumably do,…

Money from Writing Blog Posts


Many of you know I’m a maverick—in my writing and in the promotion I do…  And, it seems apropos to share the etymology of “maverick” from my Oxford English Dictionary: “Samuel A. Maverick (1803–70), Texas engineer who owned but did not brand cattle.” Branding is all the rage now for self-published authors—come on, get on […]

Understanding Writing & Money


This is yet another of my posts about writing and money. And, even though there are writers who don’t care about the money, most of the Internet Hype these days seems to assume that there is no other reason to write but to make enough money to live on—and, far too much of the Hype […]

Self-Publishing 101 ~ “What’s It All About?” & “Where’s The Money?”


I’ve written about 200 posts on my blog about Self vs Traditional Publishing over the last three years. Even if you read all my posts and the many other articles I link to, you’d still need to read much more to fully understand what’s going on in the book world… However, many writers, due to […]