Friday, February 17, 2017

100 WRITERS _____ If you have a story, you really need to share it, and so here's a little help ... an update for 2017


When Super Cool Books started in 2011, I was keen to explore all the new tools that were making self publishing possible and also profitable for fiction writers. Within three years we had put out a few paperbacks through our Super Cool Books imprint, and developed an extensive digital publishing catalogue, including Singapore’s first and only children's fiction ebookstore app in partnership with Tusitala

There was enough attention that people started to contact me with questions about the process. Some were authors, some were publishing professionals, some were digital publishing entrepreneurs. I even did a session at the Singapore Writers Festival in 2013 about self publishing. I made it a point to answer every email, and often I would even head out to meet people so I could share what I knew.


This grew and grew and then it got overwhelming for me. So I started the 100 WRITERS project in 2015, which is basically an informal community with a shared interest in finding ways to get your stories published, even against difficult odds. I announced this at a Matchbox Mayhem event and word got out. There was no turning back after that.

If this sounds like something you'd like to explore, do start with these resources.


KEEP CALM AND UPLOAD E-BOOKS
My simple PDF guide to creating and marketing your own ebooks. It's free. Get it here.

THE 100 WRITERS STORY WORKBOOK
A creative writing framework for fleshing out your story concept, based on the basics of dramatic structure and creative journalling. Also a free PDF. Get it here.


 

100 WRITERS MEETUP GROUP
Hosted by StoryCode Singapore. Read about some of our sessions here and here.

100 WRITERS GUEST INTERVIEWS
I make it a point to promote as many fellow writers as I can, and help connect you so you can reach out and learn from them. Check out the interview archive here, it has grown considerably.



THE SHERLOCK STARTUP
This is the insider story of how my SHERLOCK HONG ADVENTURES series developed from concept to self published paperback series, before it was acquired by Marshall Cavendish for worldwide distribution. Feel free to use these ideas yourself, and let me know your experiences. I'd be thrilled to feature your books too. Read it here.

IMAGINE ALL THIS: HOW TO WRITE YOUR OWN STORIES
After repeated requests, I compiled all the blog posts and talks and handouts I had created and turned these into a full story writing virtual workshop, so that you can use this too. It was recently published by Marshall Cavendish. Check out the book and some excerpts here.

100 WRITERS PODCAST
I'm working on this. As you can see in the photo at the top. It'll be a good way to keep things moving this year. More information soon.



Thanks to everyone who played a part in making this happen. I've made lots of new friends and basically enjoyed a front row seat following the thrilling developments in self publishing and digital publishing.

If you have a story, you can make it happen now.

Happy writing!

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IMAGINE ALL THIS: HOW TO WRITE YOUR OWN STORIES
by Don Bosco 
Published by Marshall Cavendish