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Writing: A Round-Up Of ALLi’s Best Writing Advice From 2013

Writing: A Round-Up of ALLi’s Best Writing Advice from 2013

As regular readers of this blog of self-publishing advice will know, each Thursday we host a guest post about a particular aspect of the craft of writing, addressing inspiration, motivation, genre, writing skills and goals. This last Thursday of 2013 is a great time to revisit those posts to make sure you’ve not missed a trick.

Typewriter with beginning of a storyThe seven guest posts listed below, by ALLi members from all Australia, Europe and the USA, give an idea of the breadth of our discussions about the craft of writing:

  1. Going Your Own Way as an Indie on the freedoms offered by the self-published route – by novelist Linda Gillard
  2. How to Remain Resilient in the Face of Criticism giving positive strategies for coping well with adverse reviews – by ALLi’s creativity consultant Mark McGuinness
  3. How to Integrate Your Writing with Your Day Job  full of practical advice to help you claim more writing time – by sci-fi and YA author Steven O’Connor
  4. Writing Small Stones to Help Your Craft  by honing tiny observational pieces every day – by poet and novelist Satya Robyn
  5. How Writing Poetry Improved My Prose sharing the author’s first-hand experience – by poet and novelist Michael La Ronn
  6. Writing Memoirs: Telling the Ugly Truth in a Beautiful Way giving a moving personal account of the transformative power of writing – by first-time author Elaine Pereira
  7. Never Give Up On Your Dreams of Being a Self-published Writer with a powerful example of how perseverance paid off – by novelist and artist Natalie Buske Thomas

This is just a small cross-section of our Thursday Writing strand – there are many more posts well worth reading or re-reading here – the perfect inspiration for your New Year’s Writing Resolutions!

Next Thursday, for the first Writing post of 2014, we’ll be focusing on Writers’ Resolutions for the New Year. Be sure to stop by to add yours!

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Debbie Young

Debbie Young writes warm, funny feel-good fiction, including the Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries series, which begins with the bestselling "Best Murder in Show". As ALLi's Author Advice Center Manager, she also writes guidebooks for authors. Founder and director of the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival, she is a frequent speaker at other literary events. Find out more about Debbie's writing life on her author website www.authordebbieyoung.com.

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