Ask a dozen people what rest looks like, and you'll get a dozen different answers. Indie authors by nature tend to be workaholics. We have to wear so many hats, and so many roles to play, it's often difficult to remember one of those hats should be self-care. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is diving into what creative rest for indie authors should look like.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Generating Book Ideas. This was an open chat with no guest.
FOMO, aka fear of missing out, has been around for a long time. But it feels like it's becoming more acute the more connected our world becomes. Technology and social media have eradicated barriers to communicating. We're all up in each other's business, knowing exactly what everyone is doing, what advertising they're using and how much profit it's making. But you have to wonder whether that's as poisonous as it is helpful. In this inspirational post, ALLi Director Orna Ross takes a moment to stop and reflect and remind each of us that the only way to win in this industry is to follow a creative self-publishing approach: to be uniquely-you.
Longtime ALLi advisor Joel Friedlander, and our cover feature in the 2019 Q1 Edition of The Indie Author member magazine, has helped birth hundreds of thousands of books through his business TheBook Designer.com. His latest project, Creativity and You, invites you to attend to the quiet place inside where you’ll find the torrent of images, ideas, words, sounds. Go creative!
Welcome back to encore month, today Howard interviews special guest Rachel Thompson about her books, coming to terms with sexual abuse and how she's inspired many other survivors to come out of hiding and seek help.
When your real-life day job inspires your fiction writing: a case study with Susan Grossey, crimefighter by day, crimewriter by night!
Take inspiration and encouragement from ALLi authors who share the key turning points in their indie author careers, from first discovering self-publishing to mastering writing craft and marketing.
Celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz may not be the obvious role model for a writer - but as Lee McKenzie explains…
What makes a writer write? Find out whether your experience chimes with the initial feedback from important new research by Professor Alison Baverstock and team - with reactions also from key ALLi members.
Take inspiration for your indie author career from Canadian bestselling hot romance novelist Eve Langlais, a Professional Member of ALLi, who shares the secrets of her success on the blog here
10 inspirational and practical posts from our 2016 blog archive to help you achieve your writing goals in 2017
Where do you find inspiration for your writing? Sci-fi and steampunk author explains how he's gleaned ideas for sequels and prequels from his readers' reactions to his books