Category: Featured

Weekly roundup, week ending 19th January

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...

Indie Author Group Twitter list

As many of you are probably aware, we’ve got an active and bustling twitter list, that we keep up to date and retweet indie authors worth reading, along with posts from our members.  Ordinarily, we’d keep the list in the Facebook group, but we thought we’d try something else. Would...

The four E’s of Indie publishing

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...

Dialogue – are you doing it right?

Dialogue plays an important part in connecting your readers to your story. Good dialogue helps a reader hear the voices of your characters and creates an additional layer of context and tone. But, effective dialogue doesn’t, and shouldn’t, mirror every day conversations. In our daily speech patterns, we stammer, stall,...

Back in the saddle – some practical tips for picking up where you left off

Without meaning to, about six months ago, I stopped doing *stuff*.  It started slowly at first – it was the occasional dropped blog post on my own blog, then I stopped blogging here.  Then I stopped writing regularly and was just *working* all hours of the day (I’m an editor,...

Sign of the Times?

Okay, I’ll admit it, it’s been a while since I was in my favorite bookstore. (That picture isn’t it, by the way. ) Even so, I was shocked. Where were the fiction books? They were tucked away in a back corner of the store on the second level. Oh, there were...