WP #179 - Indie Authors: Prepare for the Artisan Age

Published 3 months ago • 1 min read

If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” —Toni Morrison

Dear Reader.

How has your week been going? Did you keep writing?

At my house, the time has been split about 50-50 between non-fiction and fiction, but I want that percentage to lean more 40-60, with fiction taking the bigger share of my time in 2024.

With that goal in mind, I have decided to discuss one topic per week in Writing Pursuits Tips. Hopefully, that change will make it easier for you to digest and more sustainable for me to produce. Not to worry, as in today's topic, you should find multiple tips and resources.

New Format, New Great Tips and Resources

Important Point: You must click the link or button below to see the bulk of the topic.

Email service providers like ConverKit and MailerLite always count clicks on links, but the stats for emails being opened get muddied by Apple. (Hey,
that's a bonus tip!)

Also, I have openings for new editing projects, beginning in late February through March. (First come, first served.)

See my Services page here to inquire. Mention that you read it here and receive a 10% discount.

Today's Tip - Beyond Ebooks: Understanding the Appeal of Tangible Media in 2024

Today, let’s talk about the crossroads for indie authors as we enter a post-pandemic landscape where tangible media, personal connections, and artisan products are in demand.

This week's question is: What’s the story behind your favorite tangible media item, and why does it hold such significance for you? Please share.

Reply to ​kmckee@writingpursuits.com​. I look forward to your answers.

The repository for past newsletters is here: https://tips.writingpursuits.com/profile

Thanks for reading this week's tips.
Keep writing!

Kathrese McKee
Owner, Writing Pursuits LLC

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Kathrese McKee helps authors write great stories; she hosts the Writing Pursuits podcast, teaches workshops about writing craft topics, and writes speculative fiction books, short stories, and flash fiction. Kathrese has edited fiction professionally since 2014. Learn more about her books and services at WritingPursuits.com.

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