From the Author
Writing Crack the Indie Author Code
(and Write Your Book: Aspire to Inspire
) was a long, slow process because it was not so much written as it was acquired and accrued. I can write fiction quickly, but these writing guides were built a day at a time as I blogged my research on publishing and explored my thought on writing well.
Because of my background in journalism and publishing, I talked more about writing craft and editing early on. That turned out to suit the arc of this writing guide perfectly because it's a progression from sitting at the keyboard to being published. What I didn't expect until I revisited much of the material was how defiant many of these chapters read. I think you need that attitude as an author, no matter what you write or where you publish.
About the Author
~ Robert Chazz Chute is a former journalist, editor, speech writer and magazine columnist living in Canada. (Some would say "hiding" in Canada. They would not be wrong.) Chute has won seven writing awards, has a degree in journalism and philosophy and is a graduate of the Banff Publishing Workshop. He worked in traditional publishing in Toronto for several years. Now all he does is blog, podcast, write fiction and the occasional guide to writing and publishing.