The 2023 Write Stuff Bundle - Curated by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

These days, anyone can write and publish a book. The rise of electronic books has made publishing easy and quick. However, not everyone can have a writing career.

Writing careers take patience and a willingness to learn. Writers must learn the basics of craft, which they've always needed to know. But now, writers also need to learn how to run a small business. They must also understand that at times, they'll have to try a few other things to keep their writing business afloat.

Through it all, they must maintain their enthusiasm and avoid pitfalls that have prevented promising writers from having actual careers.

This bundle helps with all of that and so much more.

For craft, look no farther than Darcy Pattison's Start Your Novel. That first book always takes a leap of faith. Darcy makes it easy, by breaking the process into six simple steps. Ron Collins gets even more specific with his latest nonfiction writing book, On Creating (And Celebrating) Characters.

Then we have the process books, such as the Bundle on Productivity. That lovely volume is a bundle within a bundle, all geared at helping writers become more productive. Inside the bundle within a bundle, you'll find four books and a lot of examples on how to be productive, even if you have health issues.

Of course, having a writing career assumes that writers make money at their craft. We have two books to help with that directly. Douglas Smith's Playing The Short Game on how to make money at writing short stories has become a classic in the field. Then there is an online workshop that will teach writers effective ways to increase their writing income, called How To Make More Than Coffee Money.

Sometimes, running a writing business means branching out from the actual writing into other fields that interest the writer. Johanna Rothman explores consulting as an option in Successful Independent Consulting. Mattie Dalrymple takes on podcasting to help writers with their careers in Podcasting for Authors.

Then there is the realities of the writing career. It doesn't always go well, but not every setback has to be fatal. My own contribution to the bundle, How Writers Fail: Analysis and Solutions, looks at the pitfalls along the path and examines how to either avoid them or survive them.

Dealing with those realities can be emotionally exhausting. Sometimes it takes a bit to recharge. Keiko O'Leary reminds us all why we started writing in the first place in Your Writing Matters.

One way to manage the ups and downs of a career is to build a network. Tonya D. Price helps with that in her newest book, Building The Writer's Network.

More than enough to keep writers busy all summer, working on craft and business, getting fortified for the journey ahead and being inspired.

In addition, we've chosen a charity that helps people with disabilities join the online gaming community. The key word here is community, since so many people have become homebound. They need an outlet, and AbleGamers tailors gaming consoles and other equipment to individuals so that they can participate, make friends, and spend time with others, without leaving their homes.

So as you get all of this wisdom from the bundle, toss a few dollars at AbleGamers on the way out. We appreciate it! – Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you're feeling generous), you'll get the basic bundle of four books in .epub format—WORLDWIDE.

  • Playing the Short Game by Douglas Smith
  • On Creating (and Celebrating!) Characters by Ron Collins
  • Podcasting for Authors by Matty Dalrymple
  • Successful Independent Consulting by Johanna Rothman

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $20, you get all four of the regular books, plus six more books for a total of 10, including two StoryBundle exclusives!

  • Start Your Novel by Darcy Pattison
  • Your Writing Matters by Keiko O‚ÄôLeary
  • WMG Workshop: How to Make More Than Coffee Money by Dean Wesley Smith
  • How Writers Fail by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (StoryBundle Exclusive)
  • Bundle on Productivity by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith
  • Building the Writer's Network by Tonya D. Price, MBA (StoryBundle Exclusive)

This bundle is available only for a limited time via It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get a DRM-free .epub for all books!

It's also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.

Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.

  • Get quality reads: We've chosen works from excellent authors to bundle together in one convenient package.
  • Pay what you want (minimum $5): You decide how much these fantastic books are worth. If you can only spare a little, that's fine! You'll still get access to a batch of exceptional titles.
  • Support authors who support DRM-free books: StoryBundle is a platform for authors to get exposure for their works, both for the titles featured in the bundle and for the rest of their catalog. Supporting authors who let you read their books on any device you want—restriction free—will show everyone there's nothing wrong with ditching DRM.
  • Give to worthy causes: Bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to AbleGamers!
  • Receive extra books: If you beat the bonus price, you'll get the bonus books!

StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for and

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