Do you ever write by hand these days? T E Shepherd makes an eloquent case for the place of the pen in the indie author’s toolbox.
Self-publishing Author Advice about the art and craft of writing great books
Jay Artale, co-host of our Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon podcast, looks at the challenges of writing a memoir and shares a selection of articles that offer tips and inspiration to overcome the writing dilemmas that are getting in the way of self-publishing your own memoir.
If you struggle to find time for your writing and publishing amid the demands and distractions of 21st century life, this session is for you! Mark will help you carve out time consistently, while still managing all the other important commitments in your life.
Ever wondered whether you ought to hire a virtual personal assistant (VA) to lighten your self-publishing admin load? Clare Flynn, now on her fourth VA, shares her top tips
Writing on vacation – what should the indie author pack to make the most of their holidays? Should you even write on vacation at all? ALLi authors share their holiday writing habits.
Rules for genre writing – are they a useful guide or a constraint? As indies, to what extent should we follow the rules, or steer our own course? Thriller writer Philip Hilton considers.
1 simple top tip to increase your writing output: learn to touch type! Debbie Young explains why and how, and urges you to take the plunge if you haven’t already done so.
Are you a beginning author who needs advice about writing tools, styles and challenges? In their first Beginner’s Self-Publishing Salon Broadcast Jay Artale and Michael La Ronn share their different insights about writing from a fiction and non-fiction perspective.
Don’t miss out on the valuable contribution that free beta readers can make to your books – read Richard Bradburn’s insightful post in to who they are and how they can help you.
An entertaining list of classic blunders spotted by editors at line-editing stage, with reasons why indie authors should engage trusted editors, plus a list of links to three other invaluable posts about types of editing and how to use them to make your book the best it can be