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FSF Net Author Spotlight with Lindsay Buroker

Not only do I love reading Lindsay Buroker's unique books, she is also one of my mentors into becoming an Indie author. Her articles and advice for new authors help many new authors. Sometimes when Lindsay is in Seattle she lets me repay her for her helping me get started with a tasty beverage. The last time we were chatting, I managed to get her to agree to answer some of my questions publicly. I hope you will enjoy getting to know her as much as I did.
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What does it take to become a bestselling author?

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When I decided to turn my ideas into sellable novels, I knew I had a lot to learn. I had to create sellable books. I applied some skills I had learned years ago to becoming an indie author. The results have been better than I expected. In this short article I share the key lessons which helped me achieve my goals of becoming a bestselling author.
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The Duianna Imperial Calendar for Niya-Yur

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The Golden Threads Trilogy is set on the world of Niya-Yur which was established 15,000 years ago by the combined races of the Duianna Empire. The Imperial time measurements where a blend of the calendars used by the various races. This is a source article describing the Niya-Yur calendar established at the height of the Duianna Empire's influence.
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Storage Technologies Should Persist for 2,400+ Years

It is interesting to consider that the thoughts of one person who lived in a society which seems familiar yet alien 2400 years before I was born are not only still available to be inspected in their near original state but are communicated to me in a device purchased by my Father when I was born over 4 decades ago. Even more interesting is the thoughts of my father (and countless others) on the thoughts of that 2400 year dead man regardless of age are also available.

How to Sabotage Your Writing Career in One Easy Step

It’s one o-clock in the morning. Hundreds of hours of work are done and your book is really written. Congratulation you are now an author. All that is left is to watch the sales roll in. This is where a lot of indie authors make a common mistake that screams, "Hey, this is just a want-to-be writer who isn’t serious."

Network of Fabulous Fantasy and Sci-Fi Authors

If you haven’t noticed yet, I like to promote fantasy and sci-fi books. Mostly because I love reading great books in those genres more than any other type of book. But, I’m a little picky. If you are a fantasy/sci-fi author as I describe in this article, I’d be happy to cross promote books and articles with you.

Who is this writer called Leeland Artra?

Are you sure you want to know?

"Ali's Bookshelf" asked me this question and left it open ended on how I answered. To answer the question I poked at my photo archives and the answer came with pictures.

(I hope you enjoy my answer)

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Release Giveaway - Thread Strands

Thread Strands Golden Threads Trilogy #2 Release Giveaway Click to Enter! Check back for more chances to earn points tomorrow. If you already meet the requirement just click and you'll get credit.         a…

Your Excellency or Your Grace?

A number of people are confused by certain title usages within the Golden Threads world. To help relieve some confusion here is the Duianna Empire's ranking chart which includes the titles, style of address, and shows how the various ranks interact within the kingdoms founded by or separated from the original Duianna Empire. There are some other countries which have only been briefly mentioned that we might explore in future works. However, for those who have finished the first book you will see that the style of address used for all the characters does follow the correct protocols.

This includes additional items being added to the Lexicon for the second book were we have a little more high court interactions.