Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week, it’s our monthly Self-Publishing Life Salon with Alli Director Orna Ross and author Dan Blank. They discuss the importance of finding your rhythm and balance across the days and weeks. Orna proposes a three-part planning system that takes account of processing, promotion as […]
Self-publishing Author Advice about the art and craft of writing great books
As authors, it’s important that we’re free to write the things we feel most strongly about. Whether that’s the travel and cultures we’ve experienced or the made-up fantasy worlds of our imaginations. But we also need to be sensitive to the nuanced differences between our own culture and the ones we write about. Virginia King […]
Today the theme is crime and the human mind. What if you were falsely accused of a murder? Our guest is one of the most-popular authors of British crime fiction today, Adam Croft, who is also a leading self-published author. I don’t know why this is, but I cannot get enough crime mystery. And while […]
Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Orna Ross. Questions this month include: How do you go about […]
There are a handful of fundamental debates that cycle through the writing community: indie vs trad, wide vs exclusive and plotter vs pantser. Some of these debates have obvious answers, others less so. Where writers may flip between indie and trad or wide and exclusive depending on where their business model sits, there’s less movement […]
We welcome award winning inspirational author Jane Davis who is a total indie rock star. We discuss how fiction can help humanize big disasters, placing them in perspective while assigning what she calls “unblame.”
Today Howard Lovy is joined by inspirational indie author Susan Grossey they’re talking about money, crime, and human nature. The place where fiction and nonfiction meet.
Joanna Penn, of TheCreativePenn.com, and Orna Ross, director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, explain how to scale your author income without compromising your creativity or giving up on your life.
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week, it’s “The Writing and Self-Publishing Life Salon”, with creative coach Dan Blank and ALLi Director Orna Ross. This week, Orna and Dan talk about managing all of a writer’s assets. As writers, we think about the work we need to […]
When we’re aiming at marketing our books worldwide, it’s easy to ignore small parochial writing opportunities – but don’t be too hasty to dismiss what could provide useful strategic advantages for the bigger picture, as Debbie Young explains in her case study.