Dealing with Elitism

If you're thinking of leaping into the indie/self publishing world, today's post is for you. The Huffington Post article Self-Publishing: An Insult to the Written Word came up in a writing group I follow. I'm…

No Easy Answers

Another topic I see come up often for new indie writers or filmmakers is marketing. We put lots of work into creating our content: months, sometimes years or longer. Then we release it to the…

You’ve Got Nothing to Lose

Back at the beginning of 2013 when I published THE TRIP, I got in touch with Jose, a really cool guy who runs Final Boss Studio. Jose and a small and talented team are producing…

How Long Will This Take?

I was conversing with another indie lamenting about his sales figures (which aren't much different from mine - depressingly low). It got me thinking... Back when I was in high school there was a show…

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Presenting The Trip Trailer – Nov 2012

Today you're getting another out-of-sequence post with some cool stuff. This marks the fourth anniversary of the publication of my zombie novel, THE TRIP. In honor of that milestone I've decided to release an early…

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The Indie’s Social Marketing Toolkit

If you're considering going indie, you're going to need to have a social media strategy. I'm going to assume if you've gone far enough to think about releasing your content through Amazon, Createspace, Smashwords, Lulu,…

The Importance of the Audience

Art doesn't come alive until someone reads it. Until then it's just ink on paper or bits in a file. Today we're going to explore this part of your artistic experience. Who Are You Writing…

Setting Up Your Own Website

I'm a web developer during the day. A topic I see a lot on some of the writing groups I follow is how to set a website up. Seems like I should weigh in on…

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Dealing with Failure

The other day I logged onto Audible and saw the first comment on my audiobook, THE TRIP. Unfortunately it wasn't a good review. There were a few edits that despite my efforts slipped through. This…

Until It’s Time To Come Back

There's a filmmaking group I follow on Facebook that just posted a "this genre is dead" article from some big web site. I've been around long enough to understand the fallacy of this way of…

Avoiding the Dumbest Mistake

When you first start writing, you’re probably happy to just do it. Chances are you’re using what you have available – a notebook, typewriter, or computer and just writing the best you can. This is…

The Contest Route

I'm eagerly awaiting news of the fate of my short script, Witch City: Mutation in the Screencraft short screenplay competition, and I just sent the screenplay of The Trip to the Writer's Digest competition. Then…

What’s In A Name (Software Edition)

I've proudly released my first shareware program - The Shuffler! As I write this I'm in a public beta: if you want to give it a try and send some feedback, I'd appreciate it! This…

Bring Forth The Hootinator!

This was a fun tool that I occasionally still use, but it's been supplanted by newer technologies. If you're really interested I can send you a download link but nobody else ever used the tool…

Got it Covered

I joined in on NaNoWriMo this year. I unfortunately will not make 50k words, but I knew that going in. As it stands right now, I have about 12k words. Not bad, it's a start.…

Back from GraniteCon

I spent the weekend at my second Granite State Comicon. I've been trying to build a name for myself in the region, and I'm having mixed results. Last year was my first time out. All…

The Thousand Dedicated Followers

I'm in the process of building a following for myself as an indie writer/producer. If you're following me on Twitter (I'm @tmorgan_2100) you can track how I'm doing. As of the time of this writing…