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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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Five tips to increase your reach on Facebook

December 2, 2014 – 11:31 pm

Facebook recently announced an update to the Facebook algorithm, which triggered lots of complaints in various places. One of the most interesting articles (and one of the pieces with the most discussion on this in various places ) was “New Facebook Rules will Sting Entrepreneurs“. What was interesting though was that not everyone actually saw […]

Indie author group roundup, week ending 26th January

January 26, 2014 – 5:21 pm
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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 …

A day in the indie life

September 9, 2012 – 10:59 am

Indies have to work their butts off. We have to cover everything (which isn’t exactly different from working as a traditionally published writer, other than the idea that we also source our editors and other stuff), and we have to do it, plus stand up against the idea that indies are somehow deficient.
Many indie authors ask how my day works out – so I thought …

Why so mean?

August 24, 2012 – 12:17 pm

When did cynicism become fashionable? We’ve become remarkably uncivil as a society. The bullies have taken over the schoolyard.
Some of it I blame on a generation that held up “Mean Girls” in much the same way that another generation lauded “Wall Street” and the “greed is good” mentality. We’ve seen where that led us, and continues to lead us.
A few things raised these issues for …

Burnout city – population – me?

September 4, 2011 – 10:15 pm

This was a hard post to write. Not because I didn’t know what to write, and not because I couldn’t work out the slant, but because this week has been one of the hardest of my writing life.
And I’ve been writing for close to thirty years.
Burnout? What’s that?
First, I’d like to address a couple of misconceptions about burnout. It’s not ‘simply’ writers block, which, in …

Keeping the community honest

August 21, 2011 – 1:51 pm

At the Indie Author Community, one of the things we’re very keen to help support is the idea that the community has standards of some description – and that while we don’t suggest internal policing, bringing to light some of the issues indie authors face, because, by knowing about them, we can know what to watch out for, and support those caught in the trap …