Category Archives: Vaughn Treude

Cover Design for Independent Authors

Cover Design for Independent Authors by Vaughn Treude If you search “cover design” online, you’ll find that many writers say “Don’t do your own covers.” They mention the many pre-made designs available for purchase and recommend using one of those. … Continue reading

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Writing from Life Experience

Writing from Life Experience by Vaughn Treude “Write what you know” is a bit of advice frequently given to beginning writers. Though sound in principle, it’s not always possible. If we took the advice too seriously, science fiction and fantasy … Continue reading

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Don’t Know Much About History*

Don’t Know Much About History* by Vaughn Treude To be successful, works of historical fiction – or those of a quasi-historical genre – need to have an air of authenticity. Thousands of readers would love to catch an author in … Continue reading

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Steampunk: Tales of Future Past

Steampunk: Tales of Future Past by Vaughn Treude Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that has become quite popular in recent years. As the name implies, it features steam-era technology in a historical or fantasy setting. It has also … Continue reading

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The Joy of Flash

The Joy of Flash by Vaughn Treude Flash has nothing to do with exhibitionism, the Adobe browser plugin, or the superhero who runs really fast; it’s the niche category of very short fiction. Flash fiction is defined as stories of … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Publishing Tools

Do-It-Yourself Publishing Tools by Vaughn Treude The old saying “You get what you pay for” is not always true. For writers on a budget – as well as those who like to tinker and have things their way – the … Continue reading

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Fake News, Conspiracy Theories, and the Alternative Media

Fake News, Conspiracy Theories, and the Alternative Media by Vaughn Treude The recent Presidential election cycle has been the most interesting and contentious in my lifetime, and I’ve been around a while. When the dust cleared and the votes were … Continue reading

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