There’s an implied question in the above statement, actually two-
What does it mean to be an Indie Writer?
Where do I begin?
I’ve gone round and round attempting to answer the questions. I planned to write a very long post but then I remembered Robert Frost had already answered both questions.
The Road Not Taken
By Robert Frost
I’ve read some outstanding works by Indie Writers of late. In fact, I barely bother with the big pubs anymore, at least when it comes to genre fiction. How do I get my recs? Friends. Small book bloggers. Small indie presses. The authors themselves.
Can’t help it. I’m curious. If I were a big time book reviewer I’d be watching the creative risky pushing the envelope wild wild west world of Indie Writers with tremendous interest. Mainstream publishing certainly is, yet reviewers tend to ignore us until one of us signs a six figure publishing contract.
Because of Indie Writers more people than ever are reading. Unique genres and forms are introduced and reintroduced to the public. Serialized fiction, the short story, and even poetry have been born again. Instead of living in the passive voice, waiting for others to determine our destinies, we indies are active. We are the boss of us.
It’s a great time to be a writer!
I encourage your participation. I’d love a discussion. Are you a Indie Writer? What do the words Indie Writer mean to you?