In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss how to assemble a team of professionals. Topics discussed this week include News update from Orna Ross: Drowning in GDPR, but all ALLi sites are updated and there’s a downloadable guide for members. Orna is also setting […]
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Have you heard of Scapple? It’s a mind-mapping tool from Literature and Latte designed to help authors plan books – and in this post ALLi author Jeff Shear explains why he’s found it especially helpful in planning a series of novels.
Lost the plot with your fiction writing? Having trouble keeping track of your characters? You need to start keeping a style-sheet – or at least ask your editor to create one for you. Such a useful writing tool you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it! Here’s how.
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: Writing nonfiction – Jyotsna recommends writing something related to your profession as your very first book. Above […]
Do you make time to read for pleasure? If not, you should – it’s the easiest way to enrich your writing and hone your craft as an author. Debbie Young explains why and shares a captivating poem on the topic by Julia Donaldson.
Are you using the right criteria to select the best editor for your books – and are you making the most of what you can learn from the editing process? Read Karl Drinkwater’s post, from his perspective as both author and editor, to help you decide.
Do you sometimes feel self-publishing success is eluding you? You’re not alone – but C Lee McKenzie’s post about motivation reminds us why we keep writing, and why the odds aren’t as stacked against indie authors as much as we might think
A terrific case study of how indie authors in a particular sub-genre can boost their success by working together in collaborative groups and projects, to everyone’s benefit – by US zombie fiction writer Grivante
Novelists Jerome Griffin and Orna Ross, ALLi Director, discuss the seven stages of conscious creation as they relate to writing. Understanding the different requirements of each stage from concept to completion can, Orna argues, up your writing speed, ensure you’re more likely to finish well, and improve your writing craft.
How one indie author, E S Moxon, found collaboration with fellow writers helped her regain her creative momentum after unexpected challenges in her personal life that scuppered her regular writing habits.