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National Cozy Mystery Day

There are hundreds, possibly thousands of niche categories in publishing and understandably, we all love the genre we write in. But as hardened niche writers, it gets a little frustating when no one knows what you're talking about. Author member Sarah Weldon, has taken matters into her own hands and created a national Cozy Mystery day to celebrate the genre she's so proud of.
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Secret Diary Of A Recovering Plotter

The Secret Diary of a Recovering Plotter

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 in our methods of creating the stories themselves. Writers tend to fall somewhere on the spectrum of plotter or pantser and sit there. But ALLi blog manager Sacha Black tells a different story.
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How To Write Creatively

What Is Creative Writing?

A number of ALLi advisors and members, including Joanna Penn, Alison Baverstock, and Jane Dixon-Smith are making  their way to Manchester in August, to  take part in The Guardian Masterclass in Self-publishing  (August 4th). I'm going to be talking about Writing Creative Fiction…

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