Collecting People – Guest Post by, Craig Boyack…

I’m collecting people over at The Storyreading Ape’s place today. Stop over and say hi.

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Hi gang, Craig here again. Today I want to go into some of the work required in being an independent author. We can’t cover everything, so I’m going to try giving you a thousand foot flyover. You can plan your attack accordingly.

Being independent means you are in charge of everything. There is no team backing you up. This involves everything between proofreading and promotion. You have to be the general contractor, and the quality control expert.

This means you are going to have to collect people. You’re going to need a system to save them and recall them when you need them. For you youngsters out there, we used to use what we called Rolodexes.

The old Rolodex system worked pretty well back in its day, and I confess to having one on my desk even today. Basic simplicity is hard to replicate in modern society. It seems developers…

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2 responses to “Collecting People – Guest Post by, Craig Boyack…

  1. What a terrific accounting of a lone writer’s life! We are on our own, but in some respects, it’s nice being the “decider” for all things. I do have a publisher, but they are very uninvolved so I feel I’m on my own.

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    • I don’t mind having control, and am willing to own my mistakes. I can also bring a book out faster. I’ve learned to keep track of those who can do things better than I can. I’m not an artist, and I dislike formatting for example. I know folks who can do those things.


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