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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
King-on-writing

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 …

Weekly roundup, week ending 19th January

January 19, 2014 – 4:55 pm
IAG2weekly

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 …

The Only Constant is Change

July 18, 2013 – 10:33 am

J. K. Rowling has been taking a few hits lately in social media – first because she (or her publisher) decided to change the covers of the Harry Potter books and second because of her decision to publish her mystery novel under a different name.
Changes though, are sometimes necessary. Take that mystery for example. How many people might have mistakenly purchased it and given that …

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 …