“If you need fancy dialogue tags, there’s something wrong with your writing.” Giacomo Giammatteo helps us refine our prose to show, not tell, our characters’ emotions without the use of conspicuous dialogue tags.
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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: What are the differences between a hobbyist and business mindset? Being a “content provider” for somebody else vs. […]
Does retirement feature in your plans for your writing and self-publishing career? Find out what the ALLi hive mind has to say on the topic – and grab some inspiration!
Grab inspiration for your new writing year by revisiting some of the best posts about writing craft from the ALLi blog in 2018 – from what makes you a writer to how to be better one – and earn more money from your self-published books!
Why you should take time and be mindful not only in writing your book but also in the whole of the self-publishing process – by Lisa Ferland, a US indie author living in Sweden.
Which you prefer to write in? First person or third? Read Julia J Simpson’s spirited case for first-person point of view and see whether you agree!
Need a change of scene to sit and write for a while? Want to escape the noise and bustle of home? Read Helena Halme’s top five places to write away from home to help you write better, faster, and more consistently.
We talk and think a lot about writing craft, but what about the emotional strain of writing and self-publishing a book? New novelist Jan Petrie explains why the cliche of comparing it to childbirth is justified!
Do you write standalone books but fancy writing a series? It may be easier than you think to make the transition. Read Kate Frost’s case study of how she almost inadvertently became a successful series writer and why she’s glad she did.
Wondering whether to take part in NaNoWriMo this November? Still wondering what on earth it is? Find the answers to these questions in Debbie Young’s practical, informative post drawing on case studies from other ALLi author members.