Stephen Writes

Novels and Short Stories by Stephen England

Confessions of a Rogue Writer: You’re a Public Figure. . .Now Act Like One

| July 24, 2012

So, you’ve uploaded your finished and (hopefully) edited manuscript to KDP, PubIt, or one of the other independent publishers out there. Your book is now available for sale. . . Congratulations, gentle reader! Now, before my voice becomes drowned out in the sound of corks popping and the backslapping congratulations of your fellow authors, let […]

In Memoriam–The Death of Andrew Breitbart

| March 2, 2012

I was in a mall when I first learned of the passing of Andrew Breitbart. I’d just booted up my laptop in preparation for #ThrillerThursday. Before heading to Twitter for the hashtag party, I stopped by Brad Thor’s community forum and logged in. And there it was. It seemed hard to believe, that one so […]

Confessions of a Rogue Writer: Don’t Waste Your Time With Critique Groups

| February 2, 2012

“At the start of every poorly written indie novel, there’s a dedication to the critique group that ‘improved’ it.”             I made that claim on Twitter a few weeks ago and was somewhat amused by the horror with which it was met. Apparently, the independent publishing movement, while still wet behind the ears, is still […]