Tap the Source: Writing from the Heart

On February 21, 2012, in In Memoriam, Writing Tips, by rsguthrie

Today is one of those days—you know the ones. The bad anniversaries. As humans we have this quaint habit of putting a date on everything so that we can remember it later. Wedding anniversaries top the list. Birthdays—the anniversary of our own birth into this big, wonderful world. New relationships have the lovestruck one week, […]


Amazon Charging for Publishing: Responses

On February 18, 2012, in Opinion, The Market, by rsguthrie

I love civil discourse. I really do. Unfortunately, on the Internet discourse too often devolves to rant, argument, or diatribe rather quickly. Thing is, there were so many excellent (and adamant) responses yesterday to the Amazon Pay-to-Publish post that I really thought it would benefit people who missed the “Comments” section to hear some of […]


Phreaky Friday: Amazon Charging for Digital Publication?

On February 17, 2012, in Opinion, The Market, by rsguthrie

Not yet, but they damn well should. Yes, I am aware that most authors are starving critters and don’t need yet another entry in the expense column. But here’s the thing: when publishing is free, anyone can do it, and charging peanuts for an entire novel becomes less cost-effective. (Truth is, the price point on […]


Amy Manemann: “Deadly Reunion” Teaser/Sample

On February 16, 2012, in Indie Authors, Teaser/Sample, by rsguthrie

TEASER TRAIN Amy Manemann   I am pleased to host author Amy Manemann and a teaser sample from her popular romantic thriller Deadly Reunion! Amy grew up in the rural community of Clinton, Iowa where she still resides with her husband and their two children. An active participant at her church she enjoys spending time […]


Valentine’s Day: Cinta Garcia and Love

On February 14, 2012, in Guest Posts, Indie Authors, Short Fiction, by rsguthrie

The truth is I have always considered Valentine’s Day one of those holidays that long ago succumbed to commercialization over genuine sentiment. Still, you shouldn’t infer that I don’t have strong feelings about the core emotion behind the spirit of the day. Love. Yes, it does a body good. For some reason this year I […]


Guest Post: 13 Year-Old Author Spencer Brokaw

On February 12, 2012, in Guest Posts, Indie Authors, Writing Tips, by rsguthrie

When I jumped on board Twitter last August, I also started up this blog. Beginning a blog on writing naturally piqued my interest in other writer/bloggers and I started reading a good share of them. I have to say none impressed me in the same way as did Writing Tips from a 12 Year Old […]


Freudian Friday: eBook Pricing for Indies

On February 10, 2012, in Guest Posts, Opinion, The Market, by rsguthrie

One of the most interesting and arguable topics in the Indie (and traditionally published) markets is the price point for eBooks. While I haven’t yet made up my own mind completely, my own personal stance has been that the devaluation of all our hard work (i.e. the market presence that has been driving the price […]


Howard Hopkins – In Memoriam

On February 8, 2012, in In Memoriam, Indie Authors, by rsguthrie

Howard Hopkins – In Memoriam A guest post by Beth Elisa-Harris Can we pause for a moment from our hectic, over-booked, fatigued, maxed-out, lives and remember what is really important? We lost one of our own this month – an author of many books, our friend Howard. I didn’t know him outside our literary circle. […]


Circle-the-Bowl Ads

On February 6, 2012, in Opinion, by rsguthrie

Okay, I am a huge NFL fan, so I am decidedly not someone who likes the commercials better than the game on Super Bowl Sunday. That said, I am normally looking forward to seeing what ad execs have put together that companies feel is worth the $2.6 MILLION for a 30-second spot. Thank God the […]


Blog Swap: Bert Carson – Why I Write

On February 2, 2012, in Guest Posts, Indie Authors, by rsguthrie

As part of a continuing blog swap phenomenon, I am honored to have Mr. Bert Carson at the RoW Studios today! Bert and I met on Twitter last year and I have to say we hit it off immediately. (Truth is, he was enamored with my chosen avatar attire, but that’s a story for another […]


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