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More Writers’ Wednesday Aphorisms

For this Writers’ Wednesday, we have a second helping of ALLi members’ favourite wise words about writing to inspire indie authors to aim high and achieve their self-publishing goals. On Quality “The first draft of anything is shit!” –  Ernest Hemingway “This quote reminds me not to expect perfection out of the gate,” says Jay […]

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Writing: Take Your Time to Love Your Writing

This Writers’ Wednesday, Pauline Baird Jones, an award-winning novelist who writes romance, action-adventure, suspense, romantic suspense and comedy-mystery, as well as several short story collections, offers a timely reminder not to lose track of the sheer joy of writing as we pursue our self-publishing ambitions. This an exciting (and crazy) time to be an author. […]

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Writing: The Role of Writing Role Models in Your Self-publishing Career

For #WritersWednesday, here’s a question that’s a starting point for a conversation, rather than defining an answer: when writing and promoting your work, should you compare yourself to other authors? Indie authors are sometimes advised to drop another better known author’s name into their blurb, in hope of luring in that more successful author’s readers. […]

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Why I Write What I Write: Writing Unmutes Me

American psychologist Deborah Cox shares her extraordinary story of how writing liberated her from her own past, shaped by her upbringing within a fundamentalist church. In the mid-1990s, I was an academic psychologist, studying women’s anger. The ideas electrified me, but I wrote about them in the traditional way. I never uttered a syllable that wasn’t […]

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