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Inspiration for Your New Year’s Writing Projects

Sometimes, when indie authors are sharing their experiences about producing and marketing their self-published books, and comparing notes about sales figures, it can be all too easy to lose sight of the most important part of the process that surely is the most defining characteristic of any decent writer: a love of writing. That’s why […]

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Why I Write What I Write

Estonian author Tina Tamman describes how her BBC career inspired her to write and ultimately self-publish biographies of key players associated with her native country. I have published two biographies over the past four years and I am working on a third one. Not that I ever wanted to become a biographer or imagined becoming […]

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Writing: Case Study of a Writer’s Motivation

What compels you to write and to self-publish what you’ve written? In our occasional series examining what motivates ALLi author members to write, British novelist Jackie Griffiths shares her journey to self-publishing, in a story that will chime with many writers who fulfil their lifelong ambitions via self-publishing. “Being a member of ALLi has enabled […]

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Writing: Charitable Causes as Motivation

Blog editor Debbie Young explains how helping a favourite charity can be great motivation for self-published writers and indie authors, whatever their genre. Without wishing to sound as if I think I’m Superman, now and again I like to use my powers for good: to write something that benefits a charity. To mark World Diabetes […]

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