Your writing is not a product; it's a piece of art. By choosing the indie writer's path, you can take control of your art from concept to completion. The Indie Writer's Workshop is your guidebook to the world of independent publication, taking you from idea, to draft, to manuscript and, finally, to a published book. Formatted as a workbook, presented as a workshop and packed with helpful reference material, this is your personal journal for artistic growth. Beginning with the concept of writing as art, this guide will help perfect plot, structure and the revision process. The journey to publication begins with the strongest fiction you can write. The Indie Writer's Workshop Contains -Many diverse exercises and worksheets to help cultivate your ideas and characters -Information to help anyone learn to master basic grammar and revision techniques -An examination of the current industry, and a realistic look at your publishing options -Proven techniques that benefit writers of all skill levels using step-by-step instructions Drawing from years of experience gained from facilitating popular, in-person writing workshops, indie author and small press owner Renda Dodge brings dynamic practices to the page. Touching on all aspects of writing, she covers the importance of craft, revision and the true potential of indie authorship.
Renda Belle Dodge grew up in the Pacific Northwest as part of a typical, fractured family, and she currently resides in Seattle, Washington. Writing has always been a part of her life, and she began telling and illustrating stories when she was a child. Renda's writing style is bold and strives to capture the ongoing struggle for identity in contemporary America She loves to read any interesting and quirky fiction. Her favorite authors are Plath, Cunningham, Chopin, Eugenides, Oates, Vonnegut and Bukowski. She loves listening to Amanda Palmer, Foo Fighters, The xx, Vanessa Carlton, Tegan and Sara, Alanis Morrisette and K's Choice. In her spare time, Renda spends a lot of time with her camera. Renda is the Managing Editor of Pink Fish Press and Line Zero.