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The Indie Writer’s Predicament

Sometimes in conversation people ask me what the most difficult thing is about being a self-published independent author. My reply doesn’t take much thought because I’ve already experienced the feeling several times since I began self-publishing my books. It might … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Short Story Writer

I’ve been asked several times if I’ve ever considered writing a full-length novel. As a matter of fact, I’ve been asked so often that I’m beginning to feel like a failure every time I complete a short story. It’s not … Continue reading

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A Message from the Author – Thank You

        I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my books as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them. As a self-published independent author I don’t have the financial resources to advertise my books to a mass audience, so I rely on wonderful … Continue reading

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The thing about Reviews.

It’s always exciting to see reviews of my books posted on Amazon. This weekend I received the first review of People Behaving Badly and  was glad to see that the reader enjoyed it. I always attempt to write the best … Continue reading

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An interesting article about being a Bestselling Author

I found an interesting article at Writer’s Digest about The Dark Side of Being a Bestselling Author. Some of the issues highlighted in the article also apply to writers in general. You don’t have to be a bestselling author to feel … Continue reading

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And they wonder why?

I submitted a short story to Alfred Hitchcock Magazine over four month ago and haven’t heard a word from them.  It could take up to six month, a year or perhaps more before they get back to me to tell … Continue reading

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Twelve Things I’ve learned About Indie Writing and Publishing.

Readers may not judge a book by its cover, but it doesn’t hurt to have an eye-popping front cover. Editing is difficult work. I can ask 5 people to edit one of my books, and the sixth one will still … Continue reading

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My guest post on Carol Davis’s – It’s All about Family Blog

Check out my blog post about writing and family on Carol Davis’s – It’s All about Family Blog. http://caroldavisauthor.com/2014/10/05/john-d-ottini-family-first/

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