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Episode 010 – Update from Matty Dalrymple, The Indy Author

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in Podcast | 0 comments

Matty Dalrymple, The Indy Author, discusses the first Lizzy Ballard Thriller, “Rock Paper Scissors,” the evolution of characters across multiple books, and how to juggle writing with a day job. http://traffic.libsyn.com/theindyauthor/TIA-010_Matty_Dalrymple.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Play in New Window | Download |...

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The Six Steps of the Voyage

Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in The Shakedown Cruise | 1 comment

Morten Olesen, Master Boat Builder and Naval Architect, boils down the process of building a wooden boat into the following four steps: Step 1: Choosing a Design – “What do you want to be the captain of?” Step 2: Lofting – “Loftingis a drafting technique … whereby curved lines are generated, to be used in plans for streamlined objects such as aircraft and...

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Introduction

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in The Shakedown Cruise | 6 comments

Before I was The Indy Author™, I spent over two decades as a project manager. I have my Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute, and I believe that there is no problem that an Excel spreadsheet can’t solve. I wrote and published my first four novels—The Sense of Death, The Sense of Reckoning, Rock Paper Scissors,...

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Happy Independents Day! Navigating Indy

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in 2017, articles, Other Articles | 0 comments

Welcome to my annual Happy Independents Day post! Today I’d like to discuss one of the first obstacles you will navigate as The Indy Author: the potentially keel-scraping shoals of describing your publishing approach. I recommend you do not describe your approach as “self-publishing.” It sounds amateurish—someone who gets drunk on a Friday night and...

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