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Audiobooks

This week on Hide and Create Debbie Viguie, Jordan Ellinger. Joshua Essoe, and Michael J. Sullivan talk about audio books. Audiobooks have really taken off in the last number of years and the industry is expected to continue its growth. Recording an audiobook could very well provide another income stream on your book. Why you […]

Writers of the Future with David Farland: Part 2

This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Jordan Ellinger, Michael J. Sullivan, and Debbie Viguie continue their conversation with Coordinating Judge of Writers of the Future, David Farland. This week Dave gets into the things he looks for and wants to see in the entries he reads. We also talk about what he does […]

Writers of the Future with David Farland: Part 1

This week on Hide and Create Jordan Ellinger, Debbie Viguie, Michael J. Sullivan, and Joshua Essoe talk with David Farland about the Writers of the Future competition. Writers and Illustrators of the Future is the largest spec fiction, short-story contest in the world. What’s more, it is free to enter, up to four times per […]

National Novel Writing Month

This week on Hide and Create Joshua Essoe, Jordan Ellinger, Michael Sullivan, and Debbie Viguie talk about National Novel Writing Month. In 1999 a group of writer friends started NaNoWriMo to motivate themselves and others to write. Since then, it’s become a nonprofit funded mostly by merchandise sales and donations made by participants; and last […]

Witchcraft and More About Magic Systems in Writing

This week on Hide and Create Joshua Essoe, Debbie Viguie, Michael Sullivan and Jordan Ellinger discuss different kinds of magic systems! Witchery and necromancy and mojo and hoodoo, no matter what you call it, magic is integral to many stories in fiction. We’ve spoken about detailed magic systems that are thoroughly explained. But what about softer […]

Goodreads for Writers

This week on Hide and Create, Debbie Viguie, Jordan Ellinger, Joshua Essoe, and Michael J. Sullivan (and Robin Sullivan) discuss Goodreads. Goodreads, like any other social platform, can be a powerful tool if it is used correctly. This week Mike (and Robin) give us a lot of tips on how they have successfully employed Goodreads […]

Producing and Marketing a Book, Part 3

This week on Hide and Create, Debbie Viguie, Michael Sullivan, Joshua Essoe, and Jordan Ellinger continue to talk with Robin Sullivan about pulling together an indie book and putting it on the market. This is part three in our three-part series about the strategies and behind-the-scenes thinking of how to create a successful indie book.