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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.

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Indie author group roundup, week ending 26th January

January 26, 2014 – 5:21 pm

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 …

Show a little gratitude….

September 26, 2012 – 12:32 pm

When I was growing up, my parents taught me to always say please and thank you when someone did something nice for me – even if it was part of their job. That’s part of what they mean when they say that the person who is mean to the waiter but nice to you is not a nice person. Ditto when they say that you …

Everything is new again – launches and more from an indie perspective

September 15, 2012 – 2:26 pm

Every author I know finds launches scary.  I’ve never met a writer yet, traditional or indie that hits send/upload/publish who doesn’t crap themselves and wonder whether people are going to love it/hate it/trash them/hunt them down with a shotgun.  Me, I’m kinda worried that I’ll have a scary fan, ala Misery by Stephen King.  That would be just my luck.
Still – every book, it’s like you’re …

Five minute fix – setting up your gravatar

August 25, 2011 – 8:53 pm

One of the major areas that indie authors have problems with is social networking and marketing.  Part of the reason for this is in many cases, we use tools that require repetition, or don’t work for us.  Which is what the ‘five minute fix’ articles are all about.
What’s the buzz?
On WordPress based blogs, if you’re commenting, a small image comes up next to your comments.  You …