4 Tips for Indie Writing4 Tips for Indie Writing4 Tips for Indie Writing by JosephBlakeParker
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 9 “Types of Writers” – Section 3 “Indie Writing”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Continuing with our series on types of writers, today we'll discuss indie writers. Indie writers are characterized by originality, their abundance of ideas, desire for superb quality, and creativity—countered by a strong repulsion against trends, popular literature, and traditional conventions of writing. The challenge is to balance these two sets of tendencies, and to put indie writing in the most constructive context possible.
Tip 1: Think of writing a story like a recipe—in terms of its elements.
The most common type of indie story I encounter tries to be so creative and so unique, that it vaguely resembles anything close to a story. I want to like it, to applaud its originality, but i
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