Celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz may not be the obvious role model for a writer – but as Lee McKenzie explains in her post today, she’s just one of many artists working in other art forms from whom authors may draw inspiration and ideas. We learn a lot about writing from other writers, but sometimes […]
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Learn to boost the power of your fiction writing by borrowing dramatic techniques used to add power to story on screen and stage, following these five key tips from award-winning playwright Jules Horne
Do you dread self-editing? Learn to embrace and enjoy it – and to do it faster and better – with this simple checklist of 8 top tips by ProWritingAid’s Hayley Millman – suitable for writers in every genre
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
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 Don’t dismiss them for your own books as outdated or cliched devices until you’ve read this spirited defence of the prologue by indie author and editor Dan Holloway.