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This Week’s Self-publishing News

It’s been a week of memories since we last spoke. Specifically, one of my self-publishing heroes and inspirations has been back in the UK for the first time since we collaborated on a pop-up art and literature project back in 2010. It was working with her that launched me firmly in the direction I’ve tried to […]

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How I Got a Trade Publishing Contract – with a Little Help from my ALLi Friends

Non-fiction author Arun Kohli’s testimony about how joining ALLi helped him refine his offer to a trade publishing firm demonstrates the blurring of the line between traditional and self-publishing  – and that being an indie author is about attitude, rather than how you are published. On 7th November last year, without expecting much, I attended […]

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Writing: 9 Rookie Errors to Avoid When Plotting Your Self-Published Novel

Author, ghost-writer and writing coach Roz Morris provides a handy checklist to help you make sure you’re not making classic novice errors when planning the plot of your novel. Far-fetched or trite story metaphor Metaphors only work if they are used well and go deep. If your characters’ activities are to be a metaphor, such […]

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