Regina Clarke is creating Storytelling
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Though I have written stories most of my life, and sometimes would send them off to magazines and traditional publishers, it was sporadic, intermittent, almost like a recurring dream seen and felt and then fading away. I had begun life studying and teaching English grammar and literature at a university. Life switched that about all too soon and I became a technical writer in Information Technology. If EVER there was a field I was less suited for temperamentally, that was it...but I did it for two decades, except for a few short sabbaticals in which I immersed myself with immense hope into the writing I loved, until, each time, I ran out of money. I couldn't stop writing, but I had begun to wonder whether in this lifetime I would ever find readers who cared about my characters and places and stories as much as I did. I had nine books either finished or almost finished, and no takers.

But then I discovered two remarkable things in 2014...

The first was that traditional publishers accept 2% or less of the books offered to them in query letters. The second revelation was that Amazon had created a self-publishing platform that was not a vanity press, but a viable, extraordinary way to create books on one's own. If I had less than a 2% chance of getting my books out into the world the time-honored way, I knew I had to enter the strange, new world of independent publishing. I've never looked back.

In future posts I'll describe more of that journey that began three years ago and the amazing and generous people who shared their expertise online and helped me discover how to do it all. But first and foremost, almost as soon as I began researching the process, one name kept appearing, and it is someone I have never met, but who gave me crucial and critical information from the very beginning--Joel Friedlander. The essays and articles on his website and his frequent webinars became (and still are) a passageway for me--I could go through the looking glass and bring the writing I cared about so much to life.

No question, being a writer is a joy. Sharing it is the gift.


(Profile cover image by Brenda Clarke, Australian digital artist, who can be found here.)

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Get a digital download of a short story (fantasy, science fiction, or mystery) each month in .mobi, .epub and PDF format, and see new book chapters before anyone else! Two books are in process so feedback is dearly welcomed. Comments from you just might end up in the Acknowledgments page...

Thank you for joining my creative community!




Goals
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To create seven of my novels as audiobooks, beginning with my YA fantasy novel MARI.

We are meant to hear stories aloud as well as read them. I have the feeling MARI in particular is intended to be known this way.

My supporters will get an exclusive copy of each finished audiobook.
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Though I have written stories most of my life, and sometimes would send them off to magazines and traditional publishers, it was sporadic, intermittent, almost like a recurring dream seen and felt and then fading away. I had begun life studying and teaching English grammar and literature at a university. Life switched that about all too soon and I became a technical writer in Information Technology. If EVER there was a field I was less suited for temperamentally, that was it...but I did it for two decades, except for a few short sabbaticals in which I immersed myself with immense hope into the writing I loved, until, each time, I ran out of money. I couldn't stop writing, but I had begun to wonder whether in this lifetime I would ever find readers who cared about my characters and places and stories as much as I did. I had nine books either finished or almost finished, and no takers.

But then I discovered two remarkable things in 2014...

The first was that traditional publishers accept 2% or less of the books offered to them in query letters. The second revelation was that Amazon had created a self-publishing platform that was not a vanity press, but a viable, extraordinary way to create books on one's own. If I had less than a 2% chance of getting my books out into the world the time-honored way, I knew I had to enter the strange, new world of independent publishing. I've never looked back.

In future posts I'll describe more of that journey that began three years ago and the amazing and generous people who shared their expertise online and helped me discover how to do it all. But first and foremost, almost as soon as I began researching the process, one name kept appearing, and it is someone I have never met, but who gave me crucial and critical information from the very beginning--Joel Friedlander. The essays and articles on his website and his frequent webinars became (and still are) a passageway for me--I could go through the looking glass and bring the writing I cared about so much to life.

No question, being a writer is a joy. Sharing it is the gift.


(Profile cover image by Brenda Clarke, Australian digital artist, who can be found here.)

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$1 or more per creation 1 patron

Get a digital download of a short story (fantasy, science fiction, or mystery) each month in .mobi, .epub and PDF format, and see new book chapters before anyone else! Two books are in process so feedback is dearly welcomed. Comments from you just might end up in the Acknowledgments page...

Thank you for joining my creative community!