Should indie authors comply with genre expectations or defy them? Kicking off a new series about the role of genre in self-publishing authors’ success.
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We all have a life story to tell – but when is it better to turn it into fiction rather than memoir? Sue Johnson provides a case study from her own past.
Are you a plotter or a pantser, and should you ever change from one to the other? Kassandra Lamb explains why she’s glad she did. Will you?
Do you ever write by hand these days? T E Shepherd makes an eloquent case for the place of the pen in the indie author’s toolbox.
Writing on vacation – what should the indie author pack to make the most of their holidays? Should you even write on vacation at all? ALLi authors share their holiday writing habits.
Rules for genre writing – are they a useful guide or a constraint? As indies, to what extent should we follow the rules, or steer our own course? Thriller writer Philip Hilton considers.
1 simple top tip to increase your writing output: learn to touch type! Debbie Young explains why and how, and urges you to take the plunge if you haven’t already done so.
Are you a beginning author who needs advice about writing tools, styles and challenges? In their first Beginner’s Self-Publishing Salon Broadcast Jay Artale and Michael La Ronn share their different insights about writing from a fiction and non-fiction perspective.
An entertaining list of classic blunders spotted by editors at line-editing stage, with reasons why indie authors should engage trusted editors, plus a list of links to three other invaluable posts about types of editing and how to use them to make your book the best it can be
Ever fancied writing a memoir – or been asked to ghostwrite someone else’s? Then read Belinda Pollard ‘s top tips.