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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Peter Turnham

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Peter Turnham: Dyslexic Author Conquers His Personal Everest

My ALLi author guest this episode is Peter Turnham, who has dyslexia, which means that he has difficulty reading and interpreting words. It seems like an unlikely condition for a writer. But Peter has spent his life proving that he can overcome any obstacle. Peter says the odds of him becoming a writer were about as great as climbing Mount Everest. But I'll let Peter tell the story of how and why he climbed to the peak, anyway.
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Author Business Plan

Your Author Business Plan for 2022: Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast With Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

On today's Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast: Your author business plan for 2022. To succeed as a working indie author, you must write and publish well, two complex skills which take years to learn. You must fulfill or exceed the expectations of your readers and followers, not just once, but again and again. And you must do all this at a profit, so that everyone—including you—gets properly paid. Having a good creative publishing plan makes all of this much easier.
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Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast 2021

Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast 2021: Authors’ Own Backstories Just As Fascinating As Their Books

On my Inspirational Indie Authors podcast 2021, I discovered that indie authors usually have lived varied and interesting lives before they ever decided to become authors. They have backstories that inform their worldview, writing style, genre choice, and usually a deep well of experience from which to draw. I have selfish reasons for hosting the Inspirational Indie Authors podcast, too. These authors inspire me to use my own backstory to become a better writer.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Denise Baden

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Denise Baden: Climate Fiction Author Seeks Optimistic Shade of Green

My ALLi author guest this episode is Denise Baden, who sponsors climate fiction contests, but is continuously in search of green stories of a different color, an optimistic one rather than the usual dystopian visions of the future. Denise has a background in psychology, and she's convinced that if you show readers an optimistic scenario, they're more likely to work to make it come true. Those optimistic books are so rare, in fact, that she decided to write one herself.
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Lean Publishing

Lean Publishing for Beginner Authors, With Orna Ross and Dan Parsons: Foundational Self-Publishing Podcast

In this episode: lean publishing for beginner authors. If you’re an author who writes for pleasure, you can write for yourself but if you’re an indie author, you're also a publisher, and so your book(s) must also please readers. Lean publishing is one way of achieving that, using social media or other methods to publish a book-in-progress and, based on reader feedback and digital metrics, improve its chances of success as you write.
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