Tag Archives: Indie

Amazon/Penguin Contest, Literary agents


At 12:01 am, January 24th, the Amazon, Penguin Breakthrough Novel Contest opened. At 12:01.5, I began to enter all my documents for The Drawing Lesson,–the Description, the Pitch, the first 5000 words and then the manuscript itself. I pictured the … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Voice


THE WRITER’S VOICE. Sometimes critics speak of a writer’s voice. But what do they mean?  I think of it as a goal to be achieved on a very long road. It’s that uniquely personal “way” you have of expressing yourself … Continue reading

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Indie Author at the Movies: Nostalgia for the Light


With so many choices before me, I have decided on films based on screening times. And so, I saw Nostalgia for the Night yesterday by documentary filmmaker, Patricio Guzman. One of the very best parts of TIFF is that often … Continue reading

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What Looks Good to an Indie Author


How do you choose from a selection of 258 feature films and 81 shorts spread over 10 days at TIFF? Actually, there are lots of different ways. You can purchase the TIFF Programme Guide, for about $30. This is a … Continue reading

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The Toronto International Film Festival From an Indie Perspective


I’m an indie novelist used to looking at the traditional film and publishing world from the outside in. Some love the allure of Hollywood. Some of these same people follow their favorite movies from theatres to DVD and streaming video.  … Continue reading

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