Give me your opinions!

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As some of you may know, Amazon is launching a new serial fiction platform later this summer. I’m looking at putting one or maybe two new stories on it — brand new material with characters you haven’t seen. (One was actually intended to be a serial, years ago, but I have been working on the Shard of Elan series instead, so this may be the nudge I needed!)

But I don’t like to make things Amazon exclusive; I want people to be able to use other platforms as well. And I’ve been kicking around for a while the idea of special content for members or subscribers. So I would love your opinions on how you like to get material and what special perks you enjoy with supporting creators outside of just buying finished products.

So please let me know your preferences and ideas below, so I can make things for you! Thanks!

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Subscriptions & Communities (To Write & Have Written)

Offering memberships or subscriptions to fans can provide regular and special content to them while providing more predictable income to creators. We discuss ideas and best practices with creators currently offering fiction, drama, poetry, visual art, and more.

Be sure to check out our generous guests!

You can find Rhonda Parrish doing ALL THE THINGS at her website,
Find Jacklyn and Tyler (Ademal and Barron) with their world Ethnis at
Find Julie’s art and comics at
Find Ben’s music, drama, poetry, and more at

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Serial Fiction: Let’s Talk About Kindle Vella (To Write and Have Written)

With Kindle Vella on the horizon, let’s talk a bit about serial fiction, some of the confusion and misinformation about Kindle Vella, and what we might look for and plan for in choosing our own applications and career paths.

If you would like my very slick spreadsheet to calculate potential Kindle Vella revenue compared to traditional ebooks, you can get it free with my infrequent newsletter, or pick it up in the store.

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Content Marketing! with guest MJ McGriff (To Write and Have Written)

Content marketing is my favorite kind of marketing — the marketing that doesn’t feel like marketing! Let’s talk with Margaret McGriff about how to use this in our branding. (If you haven’t seen my episodes on branding and marketing without selling, you might want to get those, too!)

Find Margaret at
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