This week on Hide and Create, Diana Rowland, Jordan Ellinger, Moses Siregar and Joshua Essoe talk about making money as a traditionally published author, a tie-in author, an indie writer, and a freelance editor. You’ll hear about our expenses and our revenue streams–we left nothing on the table in this episode!
This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Jordan Ellinger, Moses Siregar and Diana Rowland discuss the all-important
, and absolutely necessary topic of self-editing.
Knowing how to edit your work is just as important as knowing how to write your work; especially as an indie
writer author. Even if you plan to turn your manuscript over to a professional freelance editor, you’ve got to do the best job possible on your own before turning it over to your editor. Do your homework: learn your grammar and punctuation, and structure, and fix everything you can. Even be willing to kill your darlings if you need to. Use beta readers. The better the copy your editor receives, the better the quality and more useful the edits you will receive back, and often, the less money you’ll have to shell out.
This week on Hide and Create, Diana Rowland, Jordan Ellinger, Moses Siregar and Joshua Essoe talk about the Writers of the Future short story competition.
Entering the competition can be a nerve-wracking experience, but those crazy days of repeatedly checking for results can lead to some very strong affirmation. The third story I entered got an Honorable Mention, and after I got over the moment of disappointment that I didn’t win the Gold Award that year, I was thrilled. I was on the right track. I was in the top ten percentile. And I knew that with a few tweaks, my story could be publishable.
So this week you can learn some hints and tips for placing, how you can win without even entering the quarter, and what the workshop for the winners is like. We also touch on the sticky issues of scientology and why you shouldn’t hate Diana for winning with her first entry (it’s hard, but try).
This week on Hide and Create, Moses Siregar, Jordan Ellinger, Diana Rowland and Joshua Essoe discuss a new take and offer more insight on our previous subjects: writing methods, dirty little writing secrets, writing environments, self-promotion, and settings.
If you loved our previous shows, you’ll love this one even more because in part one we talk about a couple previous episode topics, allowing Moses to get his two-cents in. Or three or four cents in.
This week on Hide and Create Jordan Ellinger, Diana Rowland, Joshua Essoe and Moses Siregar discuss how to shift into writing full time.
In 2010 when I decided to be a full-time editor, I had studied my market for months. I spoke with professionals in that field, I educated myself, I created a business plan, I set goals for my business and then I jumped in head-first. And you know what? It worked.
You have to be in the right head space to make a career in the creative fields work. You must be willing to treat it like a regular job and be able to mind yourself when you tell yourself to get to work. Self-employment is a completely different mindset and takes a lot of self-motivation.
Be prepared. Here there be dragons — let us help you keep them all on the page.
This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, David Dalglish, Diana Rowland and Jordan Ellinger continue with part two of last week’s show about self-promotion for writers.
We discuss writing communities, and responding to negative book reviews, and why that’s bad, m’kay? Press releases and how to handle them, paying for reviews, and definitely not enough Felicia Day.
This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, David Dalglish, Diana Rowland and Jordan Ellinger talk about self-promotion for writers.
How can writers promote themselves wisely? We discuss many of the tools available and how to use them efficiently without costing yourself too much money (or embarrassment). What is a waste of time? How do you organize your website and Facebook page? How do you use Facebook and Twitter effectively? What ad space will turn into sales? And maybe how to summon a demon or two.
But only fictional ones. Sorry.
Are you an incessant editor? Do you skip around your manuscript or leave notes to yourself that you come back to fix later on? Do you need eight cups of coffee to get motivated? What is a “TK,” and what does DSCR stand for?
In this week’s episode, David Dalglish, Jordan Ellinger, Joshua Essoe, and Diana Rowland discuss the strategies and methods they use to get motivated and to increase their word count. Their strategies vary from the “Muscle Draft” to “Writing by the Seat of Your Pants.”
Have a listen and maybe you can find a strategy that works for you!
Welcome to Hide and Create your online writing workshop and podcast! The show is about the business of writing from the perspective of an indie success story, a DAW author, a tie-in author, and a freelance editor. Whatever your chosen path, we have advice that will help you along it!
In our premier show, we talk about the many avenues that exist for entrance into the magical world of publishing. Writing, editing, slush reading, meeting the right people, dumb luck, or just working your heinie off; everyone’s story is unique. This is how Moses Siregar III, Diana Rowland, Jordan Ellinger and Joshua Essoe did it.
Which is right for you? How can you get in the door? What do you do when you’re in that door? We’ll be exploring all these topics as well as craft, cons, celebrities, games and movies. If it’s sci-fi or fantasy you’ll find something about it here. And if you don’t, write in and let us know.