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 […]

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 […]