IP: Cover Art Licenses

As you all know, Indie authors wear a lot of hats. I have a few extra, because I'm an author and an artist. So this post is going to be me switching hats, and talking about cover art, from both sides of the page. It all started because I was stupid. Yeah, yeah, I know,... Continue Reading →

The Day Job and the Creative

As most of you know, I have a ‘day’ job. The writer/artist/whatever else I am is all on the side of my primary career. This is not because I am secretly yearning to quit my day job, flip desks, and storm off into the sunset to make my way as a full time creative. Rather... Continue Reading →

The 80/20 Rule

I think most of us are familiar with the eponymous rule, so often cited in business. My take on it is something along the lines of 80 percent of the effort makes 20 percent of the work get done... anyway, I saw it cited in a Goodreads article that drew me in with the title,... Continue Reading →


  Vain-glo-ri-ous Adjective; literary excessively proud of oneself or one's achievements; overly vain. "this vainglorious boast of personal infallibility" Synonyms: assured, biggety (or biggity) [Southern & Midland], bigheaded, complacent, consequential, egoistic (also egoistical), egotistic (or egotistical), important, overweening, pompous, prideful, proud, self-conceited, self-important, self-opinionated, self-satisfied, smug, stuck-up, swellheaded, vain, conceited The most difficult part of... Continue Reading →

Networking works for Writers

(Cedar here. I'm sick and slightly incoherent. My dear husband surprised me with something nicer than flowers or chocolates: a post so I wouldn't have to write one) Networking, when we think of that word it is usually someone using a network of friends to land a job or contract. We think of it in... Continue Reading →

Bought and Paid For

Sometimes I see a review on Amazon that makes me do the puppy thing - you know, cock my head and make that little “baroo?” noise. Amanda shared a link to a book with an improbably high original price (marked down to free, for now, though) and seriously questionable antecedents, and after I laughed at... Continue Reading →

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