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Recent Articles

Lessons Writing 10 Books in 1 Year, a Self-Publishing Experience

January 11, 2021


Wow! I can say I wrote ten books in a single year! What Are Some Lessons I Learned? That’s what I’m going to share about this journey. I might even write a few posts about this as I ruminate on the crapshoot of a year that was 2020, the dumpster

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Lessons From a Writing Life, Sometimes the Magic Works

January 9, 2021


One of the best books I’ve read about the writing life is Sometimes the Magic Works, Lessons from a Writing Life by Terry Brooks. The Shannara series is a popular epic fantasy starting with The Sword of Shannara from 1977, which helped put the fantasy genre on the map, a

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Have You Prepared Your Writing Journey for 2021?

January 7, 2021


I’ve been working hard on my own goals and the lists I tend to each year to prepare for the year. We’re already six days into the New Year, and I’m far from done with my list. Here are three things I think every writer, especially authors, needs to commit

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Repeated Sentence Starts, A Self-Publishing Editing Tip

January 3, 2021


We’ve talked about dialogue tags leading to a repetitive reading experience that takes away from the story. Now, let’s talk about repetition! We can’t have enough of repetition. We can’t have it. We can’t! See what I did there? One thing I learned as I wrote, my mind writes with

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Who is Will?

I’m just your average guy, living in a cave by day and conquering the world at night. For over 10 years, I’ve freelanced as a web developer and digital marketing consultant. Spending over 15 years in the industry, I decided to dig myself out of a never-ending void that was, and is, my depression.

I had to get creative to destroy the beast hiding in the depths of my mind. That beast cowered in fear as I wrote, created artwork, and actively utilized my exploding imagination. In that process, I created work people actually wanted to buy…

How about that?

At the beginning of 2018, I began researching successful authors and how they market. One thing was for sure, I wasn’t getting a blood sucking publisher. Not all publishers are bad, but I wanted creative control or my mind would revolt, zapping me into a vegetable like state.

Nobody wants that.

So, I researched, tested, and succeeded. As I sold my books, authors would continuously ask, “How did you do this? How about that? What about this?” I realized there’s a need to put my ideas and thoughts into a self-published resource site.

That’s what I plan on doing.

If you are interested in supporting me, finding the site useful, or maybe you want to watch me and my assistant, Chirpy McNutters, talk about writing, mythology, and more… head over to my Patreon for all kinds of rewards. You can also click on the friendly resources I have listed. Many will give me credit, helping me support this website and my creative journey.

Most of all, I hope you find the site useful. If you ever find a resource you think authors need—or need to avoid—let me know.

If I post yours, I’ll even include your info provided you were the first to send it in.

We succeed when we all succeed. 

Happy writing!

– Will O’Shire
AKA Willow Shire

Both are pen names, although I have shed my original skin and become Willow Shire, Conqueror of Worlds… okay, maybe not “of worlds” but “of something”.

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