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Adam Dreece

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In 2014, I stopped my "hopefully one day" dream of becoming an author, stopped doing nothing with my writing, and kicked off my indie author life. Twenty-five years of doing nothing with my writing was enough, and after two medical events, I was filled with drive to change my life.

I've written the much loved young adult series, The Yellow Hoods, a world where steampunk and fairy tale meet.

In 2016, I showed two other sides of myself as an author, The Wizard Killer - Season One which is post-apocalyptic fantasy written in an episodic style, and the upcoming science fiction book, The Man of Cloud 9, which is infused with some of my high tech life from before I was an author.

I'm a frequent public speaker at schools and conventions, a dyslexic
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Adam Dreece Firstly, determine if indie or traditional publishing is for you. Indie requires a lot of work and trial and error. The paths are different.

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Firstly, determine if indie or traditional publishing is for you. Indie requires a lot of work and trial and error. The paths are different.

Another thing, regardless of the path, is FINISH IT. Get betas who you trust will tell you if there are parts that need revisited. Some authors spend eternity trying to polish their work, only to learn that they've really been hiding from the judgement of potential readers. AND LISTEN TO THE FEEDBACK. This was invaluable for me regarding book 2, but I've met authors who just don't care what anyone says. It's a shame as a lot of those people could have had a great book out of what they wrote, and instead they have a semi-pleasant one.

Next, is understand that as an author, you are a brand. Build an online audience with that in mind. A lot of people don't keep any type of veil between their personal lives and their public lives, and they can harm their brand significantly, depending on their audience.

And lastly, respect the reader. I'm so annoyed when I buy a book and the font is extra small and the margins extra thin, just so the cost was 25 cents less, but at the cost of me being able to read the book. Or someone who decided not to have it properly edited. Another issue I saw is an author leaving a massively confusing part of the story, saying "I'm sure the readers will come up with some way that this part makes sense." I can't understand that thinking.

The real secret though is work like a demon. Hard work and determination, being agile in your thinking, is more than a survival skill, it's a concrete advantage over those who just expect their uploading of their book to create sudden wealth and fame.(less)
Adam Dreece YES! I'll be in the Big Four, booth BF 3901 . I also have signings setup throughout the city (see AdamDreece.com/events)

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YES! I'll be in the Big Four, booth BF 3901 . I also have signings setup throughout the city (see AdamDreece.com/events)

BUT THE BIG NEWS is we're having a launch event for book 3 on April 25th at Chapters - Crowfoot at 11am! Come! We'll have the great band, Hazel Grey! I'll be doing signings that day until 5pm(less)
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There are a lot of moments in life where we’re faced with a barely-conscious decision. We’re tired and saturated with the world, and what’s happening isn’t that big of a deal, but there’s an opportunity to punch through all of that and create a wonderful moment. And the more we do those, the easier they are to see and do.


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