Novelist John Lynch defines the narrative arc and talks about the classic three- or five-act structure. Do you use it? Should you?
Self-publishing Author Advice about the art and craft of writing great books
How to use wordclouds to identify and eliminate writing tics – a simple self-editing tip that costs nothing!
How and why former Dubai hotelier Stuart Reid took up writing for children and launched a whole new career
A heartwarming post by indie author Julie Day, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, about her new Rainbow School series of books for children with special needs
There are many forms of partnership that help indie authors succeed, and here Clare Flynn describes how helpful critique groups can be.
A handy guide for the start of the new year on setting and meeting creative intentions for your writing and self-publishing processes
10 inspirational and practical posts from our 2016 blog archive to help you achieve your writing goals in 2017
Jay Artale our ALLi communications manager has put together a roundup of our Ask ALLi and Indie Author Fringe podcasts, and coaxes us to take time for ourselves over the festive season to listen and be inspired.
Why writing books to match the seasons is not only fun but brings marketing benefits – by seasoned seasonal author Debbie Young
Why wouldn’t Shakespeare’s royal plays count as literary fiction if written today? Theo Rogers asks provocative questions – and suggests some answers – about the nature of literary fiction.