Author Interviews

Aditi Chopra

When did you begin indie publishing? I started publishing fiction books in 2013. How did you make the choice to go indie? I had been publishing non-fi...

Francis W. Porretto

When did you begin indie publishing? My first venture took place late in 2010, at the SmashWords eBook publishing website. The novel was Which Art In...

Chris Bent Author Interview Part 7 | Former Navy SEAL Author | Former Navy SEAL Stories | Values

Transcript: Interviewer: Is there anything about the people in Naples? About getting them on board to do the things you’d really like for them t...

Gerald Freeman

When did you begin indie publishing? Oct 10th 2013 Why did you make the choice to go indie? After trying the traditional route and receiving some very...

Mya Kay

When did you begin indie publishing? 2012 How did you make the choice to go indie? After over 100 rejections from agents and publishers, I decided to...

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Word of the Day


Word Formnoun
DefinitionOne who wastes, especially one who wastes money; an idler or a loafer.
Synonymsprodigal, profligate
UsageDespite his parents" best efforts to teach him responsibility, Sam grew up to be a wastrel who squandered his entire fortune.
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