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This is a self-publishing and indie author resources website. I’ll be releasing hordes of content to help authors succeed—articles, videos, interviews, and more.

If you’re feeling the love, support me on Patreon. For only a $1, less than the cost of a cup of coffee, a month goes a long way to helping me continue this journey. As a thank you, you’ll get all kinds of awesome physical and digital rewards.

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Recent Articles

How to Build Reader Reviews as a Self-Published Author

March 8, 2021
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The hardest struggle as a self-published author is the collection of reader reviews. Finding those readers who are willing to review is like finding a needle in a haystack… unless you use the right methods. Most people just need an incentive, but that doesn’t mean you offer an incentive since

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Booksprout, an Advanced Review Service

March 1, 2021
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In sticking with my philosophy of “always try something new”, I started the launch of Revenge of the Brownie with the addition of my books to BookSprout, an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) service. So far, I’m pleased. Launch Teams That Don’t Review Books I’ve tried the newsletter route, a Facebook

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Are You Really a Best-Selling or Award-Winning Self-Published Author?

February 21, 2021
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I can walk down the street and find ten bars, restaurants, and other food service providers who claim to have the “World’s Greatest Burger”. Signs emblazoned with those words, blink in neon colored lights to grab our attention. Occasionally, someone is entranced by the message, steps into the establishment, and

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8 Simple Steps to Edit Your Self-Published Manuscript

February 14, 2021
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Editing is a painful process that self-published authors tend to skip. We’ve purchased books from a wide range of authors over the years. The one thing that stops us from reading them, stops us in our tracks, is a poorly edited manuscript. I’ve gone to great lengths to ensure my

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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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