“If you need fancy dialogue tags, there’s something wrong with your writing.” Giacomo Giammatteo helps us refine our prose to show, not tell, our characters’ emotions without the use of conspicuous dialogue tags.
Self-publishing Author Advice about the art and craft of writing great books
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: What are the differences between a hobbyist and business mindset? Being a “content provider” for somebody else vs. […]
While gaining interest from trade publishers, large or small, may seem like a dream come true, the indie route can bring more joy and rewards of all kinds to the aspiring author, as Errin Stevens explains about her own experience
This month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors features some of the best discussions of the year between Orna Ross and Joanna Penn. Enjoy this compilation of three of their best shows. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damonza: Books Made Awesome. Topics discussed include: Are We Moving Toward Self-Publishing 3.0? Orna […]
Does retirement feature in your plans for your writing and self-publishing career? Find out what the ALLi hive mind has to say on the topic – and grab some inspiration!
This session will detail how a successful author-editor relationship works, no matter which type of editor your project needs. It considers the various types of editors and determines which type of editing your project need, as well as outlining what you should budget for editorial needs, manuscript preparation tips for a smooth project experience, and […]
Grab inspiration for your new writing year by revisiting some of the best posts about writing craft from the ALLi blog in 2018 – from what makes you a writer to how to be better one – and earn more money from your self-published books!
Why you should take time and be mindful not only in writing your book but also in the whole of the self-publishing process – by Lisa Ferland, a US indie author living in Sweden.
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 Dan Blank. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damonza: Books Made […]
Which you prefer to write in? First person or third? Read Julia J Simpson’s spirited case for first-person point of view and see whether you agree!