A moving and provocative post about the power of writing short-form prose and poetry as a means to healing, by Zambian author Danie Botha, who describes it as “a new survival tool”.
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Have you ever used beta readers? Ever thought about being one? Read what Jo Ullah has to say about her experience of beta reading and why she thinks it’s made her a better writer.
A moving post about a novel bravely addressing a highly sensitive issue in Kenyan society – the persecution of people born with albinism – by award-winning playwright, poet and author Odiedo Stephen.
Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where the most pressing self-publishing questions from ALLi members are analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Dan Blank. Questions this month include When it comes to […]
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly IndieVoices’ self-publishing salon with interviews conducted by ALLi Managing Editor Howard Lovy and updates from News Editor Dan Holloway. This Month’s IndieVoices If you think your kids aren’t reading books like you did when you were young, […]
This seminar from author AG Billig is from our Self-Publishing Advice Conference. Literary history abounds in authors who wrote books that stood the test of time. Nowadays, some successful authors launch book after book after book, and never seem to be out of ideas or inspiration. What do they have in common? They are authentic, […]
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 […]
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 […]