Stephen Writes

Novels and Short Stories by Stephen England

Confessions of a Rogue Writer: Social Media and Soap Salesmen

| March 21, 2012

I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter on-line lately about how, in no uncertain terms, social media does NOT sell books. It seems to have become the new accepted mantra among the indie gurus that, while you may have fun on Twitter, Facebook, etc., you will not sell books there. They’re wrong—you can sell books […]

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 […]