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The Indie Author Group has won a Preditors and Editors award!
We were voted BEST DISCUSSION FORUM, 2014!
And while we’re here – would you like to join some new writer’s groups?
Our main writers groups are our closed one – Indie Author Group
Our open group is smaller, but just as friendly – Indie Author Writing Group
On top of that we have a Triberr tribe, where we …
The Indie Author Community is a great place to be right now. There’s never been a better time to be a writer, in my opinion, and there are some really smart and engaged people out there. Unfortunately, there’s also a dark side. And there are four things from the ‘dark side’ that I’m here to […]
Dear reading writer,
A while ago I had a very interesting and eye-opening talk with someone. Before I go into this, let me ask you a question. How many of you look at yourself as a real author/writer? With this I mean a writer like Stephen King, Agatha Christie, George R.R. Martin, Jackie Collins and others in that range of fame? If you do then you can …
Editor’s note – if you’ve got a ‘stuff to try’ article, we’d love to see it. Just hit the contact page. This blog is already distributed to several groups on Facebook for writers, and as I co-founded and look after the blog, the biggest indie writer’s discussion group on Facebook’s blog, Indieauthorgroup.com. It was […]
Mailchimp is an incredibly powerful tool – whether you’re using it as the free version, or the paid version, you can do a couple of really neat things with it. One of the most powerful is welcoming new subscribers. Paid Mailchimp subscribers can set up auto responders to send out an email to subscribers as […]
What’s the most common question most writers get after ‘where do you get your ideas? How do you write a book? Neil Gaiman answered that question the best – you put your butt in the chair and type a sentence. Then another. It’s as simple and as hard as that. (Paraphrased, of course.) For some people – pantsers aka those who write by the seat of …
From The Fellowship of the Rings – “There were some that shook their heads and thought that this was too much of a good thing; it seemed unfair that anyone should possess (apparently) perpetual youth as well as (reputably) inexhaustible wealth.
“It will have to be paid for….”
Notice that the sentence is in no discernible particular voice.
From Dune – ‘Paul’ heard the fear in her voice …
Welcome to this weeks’ ‘weekly round up’. Featured moderator of the week is Valerie – please pop on over to her profile and say hiya, ask a question, let her know about your favorite book of hers. She loves to talk to other writers and readers!
It’s been a busy week here at IAG HQ, with blog updates and new features for writers that blog for …
Last week’s roundup
Every week, one of the IAG moderators will round up what’s gone on, on the group and in the Indie community as a broader view. If you’ve been busy writing, editing, or promoting, let us catch you up and find conversations and blog posts that should interest you and dive into the information you’re really keen to see.
On the group
Nikki Broadwell started a conversation …
There are four e’s to indie publishing – four elements that just can’t be skimped on, or you’ll destroy yourself. That destruction will come from poor reviews, and your image, once damaged, is really difficult to repair. Once you’re known as a writer that doesn’t care about his/her product, though you’ll still gain readers, there will eventually be a barrier to your evolution as a …