Some authors claim that there’s no such thing as writers’ block, but if you’ve ever encountered it, you’ll welcome this guest post by seasoned author and writing coach Jenny Alexander, who has written scores of fiction, non-fiction and self-help books for children and adults. Drawing on nearly 25 years of experience as an author, she’s sharing here […]
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A self-published writer’s worst nightmare: Losing all her work due to a technology glitch or computer theft. A self-published writer’s second-worst nightmare: Losing all her latest work because she can’t remember which version is current. American indie author Betsy Talbot shares her top tips for keeping drafts of self-published manuscripts organised and secure. Writing is a […]
As an independent author, you have the right to write for whoever you like, and one of the chief joys of self-publishing is that the choice is all yours. But is it smart to disregard your audience and write only for yourself, trusting to luck that there’ll be some readers out there who’ll share your […]
In a brave post to kick off our Writing posts for 2015, US indie author Samantha Warren recounts her experience of learning from her self-publishing mistakes and the highs and lows of her journey so far, generously sharing her conclusions for the benefit of author-publishers everywhere. Failing sucks. There’re no two ways about it. No […]
Alison Jack shares her top writing tips will boost the confidence of any author at the start of the self-publishing process – and plenty who have progressed beyond novice status or who are trade-published.
Most fiction writers will at some point ask themselves in which tense they should be framing their stories. Part of the joy of being an indie author is that the choice is yours. But which to choose? Here are some pros and cons for each approach to help you decide. These comments were harvested from […]
Writing the blurb for your self-published book is one of the privileges of being an indie author. However, this task typically comes just when you’re at your least able: exhausted from completing your final draft and too close to the manuscript to be objective. Coming to their rescue here is ALLi Partner Member Ben Cameron […]