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April 27, 2017 – 1:23 pm

Spelling – Even the best spellers make mistakes. Use a software program like Grammarly or WordWeb (both of which have free versions.) Both may catch other errors in word usage – like affect vs. effect – and both do offer a thesaurus so you can find a better word or correct one that’s overused.

One of the first things they may or may not tell you …

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Self-Editing 101

April 27, 2017 – 1:23 pm
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Spelling – Even the best spellers make mistakes. Use a software program like Grammarly or WordWeb (both of which have free versions.) Both may catch other errors in word usage – like affect vs. effect – and both do offer a thesaurus so you can find a better word or correct one that’s overused.

One of the first things they may or may not tell you …

KDP Select and Instafreebie – a caution

February 1, 2017 – 6:30 pm

I’ve been talking to people a lot about the new promotional methods out there while we revamp the blog (you’ll notice that all bar a few articles are still up on the site for now – they need updating, to the point that we’re actually setting up some new projects and doing something new for […]

Weekly subgroup discussions – Week beginning Sunday 15th May

May 15, 2016 – 11:36 pm
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All of our Indie Author groups are no spam, so people can enjoy the discussions.  We feature our subgroups regularly, so please join us for some great conversations, and to hang out with other writers that enjoy the same genres.  Readers can join us to see who is discussing the things that interest them and click through to the writers that offer the most interesting …

Reality Check for Indie Authors

July 3, 2015 – 7:20 pm
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I n all honesty I suspect that Scribd found the path of least resistance in their romance/erotica decision. (Witness the petitions to Jeff Bezos/Amazon asking him to change the review policy.) The truth of the matter is likely to be a more harsh reality – a lot of romance/erotica readers were downloading books, finding them to be dreck and so they didn’t finish them, they just …

Our groups and subgroups, and the award winning project!

February 9, 2015 – 9:46 pm
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EXTRA, EXTRA!
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 …

What’s in a press pack and why do I need one?

January 23, 2015 – 8:23 pm
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As many authors are trying to gain traction, one of the major things I recommend is a perfect press pack.  And they’re EASY! What’s in a press pack Your ‘press pack’ should be a two part thing – one zipped package with everything in it so that you can add it to an email if […]

Four things indie writers need to stop doing right now

December 8, 2014 – 12:46 am
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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 […]

New feature – Saturday Stuff to try – Tsu

December 6, 2014 – 8:02 pm
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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 […]

How to send your new subscribers information – Mailchimp

December 3, 2014 – 9:37 pm
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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 […]

Introducing everything you need to be a better writer

December 2, 2014 – 12:23 am