CEO and Novelist: An Entrepreneur’s Experience of the Self-Publishing Industry

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In 2004, Leonora Meriel founded and managed Ukraine’s largest Internet company. In 2008, after becoming CEO of the company, Leonora decided to return to her dream of being a writer, and went on to self-publish her first novel, “The Woman Behind the Waterfall”. In this guest post, she discusses how her entrepreneurial background inspired her to follow her dream, and how it prepared her to take on the publishing industry.

Writing in Third Person Omniscient vs Third Person Limited

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You may have a clear vision for what or who your book is about — but do you know how to tell your story? One of the first major decisions you’ll face as an author is determining the style of narration in your book. Is your story best served by writing in first person, third person, or — if you’re feeling adventurous — second person? In this post, we’ll be looking at the options available to authors writing in the third person: omniscient and limited. In third person omniscient narration, the narrator has a god’s eye view of the story... View Article

Why Self-Publishing Kickstarted My Children’s Lit Career

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Native Finn, Tuire Siiriainen is an illustrator and the founder of Blueberry & Pie, a self-publishing company. With the help of a Kickstarter campaign, she published her first book through her company in August 2016 — a personalized children’s adventure called “Message in a Bottle”. Read on to hear how the campaign was fully funded in just two weeks.

Stepping Back From My Company To Become a Full-Time Mystery Novelist

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JD Shiner enjoyed a twenty-eight-year career in the world of wireless data communications and now writes full-time. He is an expert on developing technologies, fiber transmission, firearms, fast cars, and thriller fiction. In this guest post, JD talks about his decision to take a break from the world of telecommunications in order to become a full-time novelist, and shares his advice for other writers looking to do the same.

How Self-Publishing Gave me the Creative Control I Needed

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Christina Hamlett is an award-winning author whose credits to date include 34 books, 161 plays, five optioned feature films, and hundreds of articles and interviews. She is also a script consultant for the movie industry and a professional ghostwriter. Read on to find out about her experience with traditional publishing and her decision to take creative control of her book into her own hands.