A handy checklist of different ways to self-edit your books more effectively, saving you money on your professional editor’s bills (if you use one), and creating a better experience for your readers – a good quick read for beginner writers and experienced self-publishers
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Think you don’t need to write a synopsis unless you’re querying an agent or publisher? Think again! They can be great tools to help you self-edit and market your book. Read professional editor Richard Bradburn’s brilliant guide here.
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.
Did you know there are three kinds of dash in punctuation? Not sure how to use them all correctly? Help is at hand here with a succinct and helpful summary by editor Richard Bradburn.
If you write fiction, read this fun checklist of 15 ways to choose the best names for the characters in your fiction – and add your own favourite character’s name, with a description of how you created it, via the comments box.
Do you have trouble letting go of your finished book? Can’t quite bring yourself to release your baby into the world until you’ve had one more last read-through – and another, and another, and another? Australian ALLi Partner member and publishing coach Dixie Carlton counsels how to let go and get on with your next […]
Prologues – love ’em or hate ’em? Don’t dismiss them for your own books as outdated or cliched devices until you’ve read this spirited defence of the prologue by indie author and editor Dan Holloway.
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.