Think you don’t need to write a synopsis unless you’re querying an agent or publisher? Think again! They can be great tools to help you self-edit and market your book. Read professional editor Richard Bradburn’s brilliant guide here.
Self-publishing Author Advice about the art and craft of writing great books
Does your partner also write? Do you help or hinder each other? For top tips on effective collaboration between partners, read this case study of husband-and-wife authors Charlotte Zang and Alex Knudsen
A terrific case study of how indie authors in a particular sub-genre can boost their success by working together in collaborative groups and projects, to everyone’s benefit – by US zombie fiction writer Grivante
More and more indie authors are experimenting with collaborative writing projects with other authors for marketing reasons, on the basis that joint projects will help raise each writer’s profile before the other’s established audience. But such ventures can also lead to exciting new developments in both partners’ creative output. Husband and wife team Alison Ripley […]
Novelists Jerome Griffin and Orna Ross, ALLi Director, discuss the seven stages of conscious creation as they relate to writing. Understanding the different requirements of each stage from concept to completion can, Orna argues, up your writing speed, ensure you’re more likely to finish well, and improve your writing craft.
It’s the start of the new year and a great time to look at the year ahead to determine what writing goals you’d like to achieve. Listen in as Michael and I talk about our writing goals, and the challenges that stand in our way to achieving success and how to overcome them.
Did you know there are three kinds of dash in punctuation? Not sure how to use them all correctly? Help is at hand here with a succinct and helpful summary by editor Richard Bradburn.
If you write fiction, read this fun checklist of 15 ways to choose the best names for the characters in your fiction – and add your own favourite character’s name, with a description of how you created it, via the comments box.
Do you have trouble letting go of your finished book? Can’t quite bring yourself to release your baby into the world until you’ve had one more last read-through – and another, and another, and another? Australian ALLi Partner member and publishing coach Dixie Carlton counsels how to let go and get on with your next […]
Ever wondered whether or how to use photographs in your self-published books? Check out this inspiring case study of how professional photographer Sally Hedges Greenwood devised her memoir by analysing and sharing old family photos.