12 things authors need to stop doing.

Helpful tips for indie authors to keep in mind, and I am glad Kyle made this post since I know there are readers out there who are thinking these things but might be too polite to say them.

Abridged version: Don’t be an entitled jerk. You’d think it would go without saying, right?

Author Kyle Perkins

By Kyle Perkins.

I have compiled a list of things that authors need to stop doing. It is hurting the community, as well as their own business. Some might be unaware of how grating these things are, so I have decided to list them out in hopes that it ceases immediately. This list is not an attack on authors, it’s more a wake up call to problematic ones.

 

1. Vaguebooking.

If you are unfamiliar with what vaguebooking is, it’s when a person posts some dramatic status about their life, but remains entirely vague about what or who it is so that people have to ask them about it. The usual response of course is typically, “nothing,” or “it’s private.” It’s all a ploy for attention and it must be stopped. Fans of your work do not want to have to sift through fifteen posts about how your life is being made…

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