We’ve all been there: discovered regrettable writing errors in our own work. It’s not for nothing that juvenile or unfinished work is often suppressed or destroyed by authors who have gone on to become highly successful. The late Terry Pratchett, in inimitable style, went so far as to have his files destroyed by steamroller. That’s one […]
Author Archive | Debbie Young
Need to write your author bio? Haven’t looked at yours for a long time? Embrace the task with fresh eyes and new focus when you’ve read these top tips for great author bios from the ALLi author hive
Wisdom of hindsight is a wonderful thing – and in this post ALLi members share their 12 top rookie errors for you to avoid at the production stage of your self-published books
Indie author Debbie Young shares her journey from financial ostrich to high-flying accountant – well, almost! Or at least how a new app helped her conquer her aversion to accounting in her author business.
Do you have an author uniform? If not, you may want to consider one after reading this fun, picture-filled post – and if you do, feel free to add a link to a picture of yours!
IngramSpark has since its inception been a valued Partner Member of ALLi, and a generous supporter and sponsor of our activities. We are therefore delighted to welcome to the blog today IngramSpark Director Robin Cutler to reflect on what it means to have reached the significant milestone of five years of providing great services to indie authors, […]
Do you struggle to get the balance right when writing speech tags in your fiction? Read these top tips from the ALLi hive mind on how to help you pen better dialogue.
How do you decide what genre to put your books into? In this first in a series of discussions about genre definitions, we consider the many types of crime writing, to help you home in on the right labels for your books.
No matter what stage you’re at in your indie author journey, it’s worth checking this list of 7 classic marketing errors made by self-publishing authors as they try to make their books discoverable in a crowded marketplace
Why you need to make sure your writing is the best it can be before you invest in marketing it – tough love on the importance of writing craft from ALLi Author Advice Center Manager Debbie Young, herself the author of a series of cozy mysteries