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New Releases! #WIWBooks

Are you an indie author with a book coming out later this year? If you are a WIW Member you can get it included in our next eZine! The 4th edition brochure will go live at the end of September 2020. The new BOOK LAUNCH page will be reserved for books launching in the next […]

The Stories We Tell

I want the stories we tell to have diversity. So, it bothers me when writers are told they cannot write characters that do not look like them. I believe a writer should be able to write any character as long as the portrayal is genuine. If a writer’s characters are created from oversimplifications and delusions, people will criticize and denounce that work. I think we correct this arrogant way of writing by speaking to the falsehoods we read and allowing writers to learn and make changes. I want to read a love story about a couple falling in love and the man is deaf. This does not mean I expect the author to be deaf. I expect the story to depict a deaf man’s life.

What is your inspiration?

I love the moment an idea sparks. I especially love hearing how it happened. How someone’s mind works, or what unusual thing spurred the creation of a book, song or any other form of expression that touches peoples’ lives or fills a need for its creator. More, I love brainstorming ideas with other creatives – what could be the start of a character, a story, a universe, or whatever and seeing where it goes.

And the winner is…

April 2020 marked the launched of the international Indie Book Cover Competition hosted by crime mystery author, Samantha Goodwin. Over 198 indie authors from across the world entered the contest and a voting team of over 50 people, including authors, designers and book bloggers, selected the longlist. Over 1,800 votes were then cast during public voting on social media to eventually crown a winner.

Indie Writer Wrap-Up

What an exciting year! Here are the indie writers that I profiled this year. They are listed by author. I’ve added some updates where I could find them. So in chronological order. Elexis Bell The Gem of Meruna (under her maiden name–Mullins) This is romantic fantasy. 💕👏. The main character, Kiluna, sets off on a quest […]