Character-driven stories explore the human psyche, shining light into all its crevices while delving deep into relationship dynamics and intrapersonal struggles. In the literary world, this is usually associated with a less complex plot that is used primarily to build...
By Barbara G. Tarn Have you heard this great marketing tip? Include your book in a multi-author bundle, so that readers can cross-pollinate among various authors. There are plenty of bundling services, such as StoryBundle, but personally, I never made it there, in...
By Barbara G. Tarn As an introvert, marketing one’s own work is a huge challenge. Free advertising seems like a great way to get your name out. But how to do that? One way is by publishing a story with a professional magazine. Easier said than done, but better to try...
By Barbara G. Tarn With the new millennium, I started going to book fairs and creative writing courses (which started only around 2001 in Italy, probably since the internet had informed us that in the US there was such a thing as “creative...
By Barbara G. Tarn Next year I’ll celebrate 40 years of stories. I stopped counting before the indie revolution and I was already over 500 titles, with less than 10 unfinished. Before you ask: yes, they suck. No, I will never publish most of those stories,...
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