Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly beginners’ self-publishing salon with advice, tips, and tools for indie authors just starting out. Topics discussed this week include: Introducing new co-host Tim Lewis, author of six books and the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast Do you need an […]
Self-publishing Author Advice about the art and craft of writing great books
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.
Think your current work-in-progress is challenging? Read Helen Prochazka’s extraordinary tale of her six-year labor of love to write and self-publishing a beautiful mathematics book for adults.
What’s the difference between a grammar checker and a writing aid? Find out here in Hayley Milliman’s post about the critical mistakes that grammar checkers miss – and how to circumvent that problem with a writing aid instead.
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
Have you heard of Scapple? It’s a mind-mapping tool from Literature and Latte designed to help authors plan books – and in this post ALLi author Jeff Shear explains why he’s found it especially helpful in planning a series of novels.
Lost the plot with your fiction writing? Having trouble keeping track of your characters? You need to start keeping a style-sheet – or at least ask your editor to create one for you. Such a useful writing tool you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it! Here’s how.
A heartwarming case study of how self-publishing empowered a special project that has made a real difference to the life of its autistic young co-author – resulting in books that fill a real gap in the market.
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly beginners’ self-publishing salon with advice, tips, and tools for indie authors just starting out. Topics discussed this week include: Writing nonfiction – Jyotsna recommends writing something related to your profession as your very first book. Above […]
Ever wondered about ways to boost your writing income to supplement what you earn from your self-published books? Read Jules Horne’s advice about why freelance copywriting could be just what you’re looking for.