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Creative Mission

Using Your Creative Mission to Discover Your Publishing Purpose: Creative Self-Publishing Podcast with Orna Ross and Howard Lovy

On the Creative Self-Publishing Podcast, ALLi Director Orna Ross discusses how to use your creative mission to discover your publishing purpose. Using reflective exercises and free writing, Orna will help you answer: What kind of difference do you want to make as a self-publishing author? What do you want to be known for? Together, we'll illuminate your creative mission. Grab your pen and paper, and let's begin this exciting journey of discovery.
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Short Fiction

Matty Dalrymple and Mark Lefebvre: Reaching More Readers with Your Short Fiction — Self-Publishing Conference Highlight

In this Self-Publishing Conference Highlight, authors and educators Matty Dalrymple and Mark Lefebvre explore ways writers can use their short fiction to connect with more readers, while generating income at the same time. Opportunities in anthologies, foreign language markets, and audio, as well as effective use of short fiction as reader magnets or reader funnels are covered, alongside creative ideas such as incorporating short fiction in location-based apps, or using micro-fiction as part of your bookstore pitches.
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Member Milestones

Member Milestones: Celebrating Your Success

Welcome back to member milestones. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors is continuing the series of posts celebrating your success. As always, we're very proud of all of our members at every level. A huge congratulations to the members featured today.
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Part-Time or Full-Time Self-Published Author? What Does it Take?

Writing full-time is something that many authors aspire to. In fact, it's the pervading "goal" in the industry. The general expectation is that if you write, you want to write full-time. But not everyone does. Which is why today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is looking at part-time or full-time self-publishing author? And what does it take?
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Robin Phillips.

Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Robin Phillips. Author Shines Light on History Through Books on Role-Playing Games

My ALLi author guest this episode is Robin Phillips, who writes books about role-playing games and military history. It's a subject that has fascinated him since he was a child. Robin, writing under the name of Russell Phillips enjoys writing about history, but not just the major events. He specializes in discovering and shining a light on little-known battles and turning points in history. He also uses his self-publishing expertise to help other authors.
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Multiple Genres

Writing and Publishing Across Multiple Genres: Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast With Orna Ross and Sacha Black

As Joanna Penn is in New Zealand this month, Sacha Black is stepping in to discuss planning an integrated publishing business across multiple genres with ALLi Director Orna Ross. Sacha will pose one of the questions Orna is most often asked: How does she manage to write and publish across the three macro-genres of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry while also running ALLi? This episode will explore the creative planning method Orna uses to integrate not three genres and four brands across two businesses: one for-profit and one nonprofit.
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Creative Passion

Use Your Creative Passion to Discover Your Niche: Creative Self-Publishing Podcast with Orna Ross and Howard Lovy

On the Creative Self-Publishing Podcast, ALLi Director Orna Ross and News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy discuss using your creative passion to discover your genre, niche, and micro-niche. We all have something specific that inspires us. But we need to translate that inspiration into defining our specific categories so readers can find us. That, in turn, can fire up our creativity.
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