Why We Don’t Censor Ourselves

By Sean Platt

fearful woman covering her mouth with both hands

Every now and then, we receive an email (or an unsubscribe notice) complaining about the language we sometimes use.

It usually goes something like this:

“I really appreciate all the writing advice and indie publishing information you give away for free, but I can’t tell my writers’ group from church about it because you sometimes use bad words.”

We understand. We’re not perfect for everyone. But we’ve found that censoring ourselves so we can appeal to a wider audience is a pretty bad idea. Here’s Sean to explain why:

If you’re okay with a little bit of salty language and a ton of applicable advice about writing and indie publishing, you can download a free pack of worksheets and checklists.

They’ll help you decide which publishing path — Indie or Traditional — is right for you, then walk you step by step as you grow your story from idea to finished novel.

Sean Platt is the founder of Sterling & Stone and loves that he not only gets paid to make up stories and come up with crazy ideas, but that he gets to do so with his best friends. Together, they've also co-authored the bestselling non-fiction titles Write. Publish. Repeat., Fiction Unboxed, and Iterate & Optimize to help Smarter Artists get smarter, faster.

Sean lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Cindy and their two children, Ethan and Haley.

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