At the end of each calendar year, we highlight some of the best posts from our Author Advice Center blog with round-up articles for each category. As regular readers may have spotted, we have a broad theme for each day of the week, and today, Monday, is our usual Opinion slot.
We love to start each week with a provocative opinion post, written from the heart by one of our members about a key issue affecting self-published and indie authors around the world.
With so many great and impassioned posts to choose from, it's invidious to select the highlights from this category for 2016. In my view, they're ALL worth rereading. But as Commissioning Editor of the blog, I would say that, wouldn't I? 😉
So, how to choose… In previous years I've taken the easy route by choosing those which have attracted the most comments. This time I'm choosing some of those that contain the most broadly applicable messages to indie authors of all kinds. These are as follows:
- A comforting read about Imposter Syndrome by Jane Steen – no, you are not alone!
- No, We Are Not Enemies by David Penny – a call for mutual support between authors of all kinds
- It's Not Commercial, Nor Creative – It's Both by Orna Ross – about the dual imperatives of indie authors everywhere
- How to keep writing by Sue Johnson – with tips that leave you no excuse for not making progress in 2017
- With so many pressures on the indie author, How to Avoid Overwhelm by John Doppler
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