Call for speakers! Planning for the Spring 2020 Self-Publishing Advice Conference, a.k.a. #SelfPubCon, is well underway. We're calling for you to speak at the spring 2020 #selfpubcon. We're ready for your submission, but be quick, just two weeks left before the #selfpubcon submission window closes on the 30th November.
NaNoWriMo aka National Novel Writing Month is a now twenty-year tradition. Every November, writers take up the challenge of penning 50,000 words in a single month. A monstrous task to some, a weekly habit to others. Either way, writing more is something we all strive for. ALLi author member Rachel McCollin is here to show us how to use data to be a more productive writer.
Choosing the right nonfiction writing approach for your project—self-contained or emergent—can increase efficiency and relieve pressure. Here’s how.
Co-authoring is a popular tactic for indie authors to widen their network, team up and produce books faster. But typically, co-authors come from similar genres. So what happens when your co-author is from a completely different genre? How do you work through your differences to produce a completed novel? Russell Phillips and Andrew Knighton teamed up and are here to show you how to collaborate across genres.
Longtime ALLi advisor Joel Friedlander, and our cover feature in the 2019 Q1 Edition of The Indie Author member magazine, has helped birth hundreds of thousands of books through his business TheBook Designer.com. His latest project, Creativity and You, invites you to attend to the quiet place inside where you’ll find the torrent of images, ideas, words, sounds. Go creative!
If you're a writer, then you'll know the magic power writing has. Be it the creation of far flung worlds and fantastical creatures or the healing powers of journaling and memoir. Author member Cassie Farren, explains how powerful writing can be. She also asks the question can writing a memoir change your life?
The Self-Publishing Advice Conference is almost upon us Digital Book World kicks off this week and there's just five days to go until our own #SelfPubCon. While we’re preparing the presentations, I thought I’d share the schedule so you can plan your conference attendance.
The life of a writer can be a solitary one; and while an active social media platform goes some way towards overcoming feelings of isolation, it’s not the same as meeting people face-to-face. There are lots of ways you can do this, from writing classes and socials, to digital conferences like our #SelfPubCon. If you haven't registered yet, the next conference is in less than three weeks, hop over here to sign up. Elizabeth Dulcie, author member, has just been to two in-person writing conferences and is here to tell us why you should be attending conferences too.
How to write a trilogy - Rosalind Minett shares the lessons she learned while writing her Relative Invasion trilogy.
Co-writing has always been around. But in recent years, with the rise of faster publishing it's become more popular. One of the drawbacks of co-authoring as Indies is the lack of technology to help with royalty sharing and royalty payments. Until now. Publish Drive have launched a new royalty split system for co-authors which makes sharing royalties simple and pain-free.
Novelist John Lynch defines the narrative arc and talks about the classic three- or five-act structure. Do you use it? Should you?
ALLi Director Orna Ross and Author Dan Blank survey seven ways to be a productive writer so you can write and…