A handy checklist of ALLi editors’ favourite tips for indie authors on how to self-edit your book more effectively before passing it across to your chosen editor for the final polish
Tag Archives | writing craft
Grab inspiration for your new writing year by revisiting some of the best posts about writing craft from the ALLi blog in 2018 – from what makes you a writer to how to be better one – and earn more money from your self-published books!
Which you prefer to write in? First person or third? Read Julia J Simpson’s spirited case for first-person point of view and see whether you agree!
Need a change of scene to sit and write for a while? Want to escape the noise and bustle of home? Read Helena Halme’s top five places to write away from home to help you write better, faster, and more consistently.
Like to write more convincing dialogue in your fiction? Let professional editor Richard Bradburn alert you to the ancient Greek technique of “maid and butler dialogue” – and convince you why you should avoid it now!
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 […]
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
Have you ever considered engaging an author coach? Do you know how one might help you at the current stage of your writing career? Read Boni Wagner-Stafford’s post to find out.
A moving and provocative post about the power of writing short-form prose and poetry as a means to healing, by Zambian author Danie Botha, who describes it as “a new survival tool”.
Have you ever used beta readers? Ever thought about being one? Read what Jo Ullah has to say about her experience of beta reading and why she thinks it’s made her a better writer.