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.
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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.
Improve your craft in 2018 by revisiting the expert advice shared about writing by top indie authors from around the world in our March Indie Author Fringe conference – all still available to view for free here.
A handy reminder of what we’ve shared about best practice in writing craft, including 12 top posts from the ALLi blog in 2017, and advice on how to find more information, plus an invitation to write for the ALLi blog about your writing life
How to make the most of the special opportunities to promote your self-published books at Christmas and other seasons: write books to match the moment – or collaborate with other authors for a joint seasonal project.
A moving case study of a memoir of dementia that cast a new perspective on this disability – and brought the author, Mina Drever, unintended but positive consequences.