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YA Indie Carnival: Words of Wisdom

The YA Indie Carnival topic of choice this week is Indie Words of Wisdom. When I think about it, some of the best bits of wisdom for indie publishing are the lessons that we were taught long ago and perhaps forgot or didn’t know how to apply.

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine – An indie’s reputation is only as good as his/her work. Sometimes authors get in a rush to publish; churning out work after work with little mind to the quality of the work. Even the best story can be destroyed by spelling and grammar errors. A prematurely published novel can unravel an entire career.

Work Smarter Not Harder – A writing plan, proper outline, character development exercises, and even a respectable amount of pre-writing saves time and improves efficiency.

A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush – A well-built author/reviewer relationship is worth more than two cold calls any day. Relationship building is absolutely necessary for success. I also get a kick out of it. I love meeting those with a passion for reading.

Looking for more wisdom? Check out these other YA Indie Carnival contributors:

1. Laura A. H. Elliott 2. Bryna Butler, author Midnight Guardian series
3. Melissa Pearl
4. T. R. Graves, Author of The Warrior Series
5. Suzy Turner, author of The Raven Saga 6. K. C. Blake, author of Vampires Rule and Crushed

Note to the Carnies: If you don’t see your name, it’s because you didn’t participate last week. Sorry, but I value professionalism and if you don’t show it by keeping your promise to post, then I will no longer list your blog.

3 Responses to YA Indie Carnival: Words of Wisdom

  1. Suzy Turner says:

    Great advice, Bryna and I love that you combined it with those old fashioned words of wisdom!

  2. K.C. Blake says:

    I love how you use well-known advice and tie it in to writing. I visited the other blogs and this was definitely different. Very cool. 🙂

  3. Great post, Bryna – very simple and effective. I agree with all your points 🙂

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