Tracy Cooper-Posey is a prolific indie fiction writer with over 200 titles published under three different pen names. Her books have been nominated four times for Book Of The Year. Tracy won the award in 2012, and a SFR Galaxy Award in 2016. She has been a national magazine editor and for a decade she taught romance writing at MacEwan University.

She is the owner and sole content writer of The Productive Indie Fiction Writer blog, and is the publisher at Stories Rule Press, and also manages the content for four author sites. The Productive Indie Fiction Writer book is her first non-fiction book for writers.

She is addicted to Irish Breakfast tea and chocolate, sometimes taken together. In her spare time she enjoys history, Sherlock Holmes, science fiction and ignoring her treadmill. An Australian Canadian, she lives in Edmonton, Canada with her husband, a former professional wrestler, where she moved in 1996 after meeting him on-line.

The Productive Indie Fiction Writer by Tracy Cooper-Posey

Strategies for Writing More, Earning More, and Living Well

Proven tactics from an author of 200+ fiction titles.

Is your indie writing business overwhelming you? Are you flailing, looking for the way to increase your revenue?

Are you constantly buying courses, watching webinars and wondering how to get ahead?

There is so much information available for indies that, often, we don't know where to start or who to trust.

Dip into The Productive Indie Fiction Writer and learn how to deal with everything that comes at you on a daily basis. Get back control of your writing career not by adopting yet another system, or buying yet another expensive technological solution, but by going back to basics.

Get organized. Get a handle on your writing business…and your life.



  • For writers who are newer in their careers this is a great way to build in good habits from the start. For those further along the path, I have no doubt there's something within the pages that will strike a chord that can improve productivity.

    – Reader review
  • It stands as a comprehensive compendium of knowledge, presented with remarkable accessibility by an author genuinely committed to sharing her experiences. The ultimate goal? To empower writers to achieve financial independence through their novels while leading their best lives. It comes with my highest recommendation!

    – Reader review
  • …her generous desire to share her hard-won experience resonates in every chapter. She wants ever writer to succeed and sums up her philosophy with this succinct encouragement: "You haven't failed until you quit."

    – Reader review



Even as little as five years ago, indie authors were coaxed to write as much fiction as possible, as quickly as possible, by any number of experts and gurus. The strategy behind this advice was an attempt to seduce the Amazon algorithms and defeat the dreaded "90 day cliff", when Amazon stopped promoting a new release and the book's ranking "fell off a cliff".

But shortly after everyone began madly writing and releasing books, deploying them via rapid release schedules, and other strategies all designed to produce more and more fiction, Amazon's 90 day cliff became a 60 day cliff, then a 30 day cliff. Finally, it reduced to a 14 day cliff, which is when I stopped showing Amazon my ankles in an attempt to win the Big River's approval.

A great many other authors also gave up around this point, too. It had become impossible to meet the algorithms' demands over the long term.

Yet the long term survival of your writing business is the primary criteria by which you should plan your career.

I love being prolific. It's my catnip. I was exposed very early to the idea of writing lots and enjoying it. I blame Isaac Asimov as one of those early evil influences.

But for many authors, possibly including you, the idea of writing books quickly fills them with horror.

There are two different reasons why this might be so: You might believe that a book written quickly cannot possibly be as good as a book lovingly crafted and revised with care and attention.

The second reason writing fast might make you recoil is one of time constraints; you just don't have enough time (you believe) to write a lot of books quickly.

This book will deal with both of these beliefs and lot more.

The title of the book says it all: The Productive Indie Fiction Writer.