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Top Tip for Editing your Writing

There really is no better way to test your writing than to read it out loud. Repeated and missing words become obvious, clunky phrasing stands out like a sore thumb, and over reliance on either narration or dialogue is quickly identified. Whether you read your work out loud after every edit, or only as a… Continue reading Top Tip for Editing your Writing

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Indie Author Top Tip for Good Looking Books

One aspect of self publishing that can be particularly daunting is formatting your ebooks and print books for publication. While you can pay someone to format your books for you, it can be expensive, and complicated should you want to update the front and back matter of your books as you continue to publish. Kindle… Continue reading Indie Author Top Tip for Good Looking Books

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Indie Author Top Tip for getting Readers

One problem for all authors is to get their book noticed by readers. If you’re an indie author with a limited budget, it can be even more difficult to get your book seen. Running a free or discounted promotion is a great way to find readers, but without advertising it will be unlikely that anyone… Continue reading Indie Author Top Tip for getting Readers

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Indie Author Top Tip for getting Advice on your Writing Career

If you’re an indie author I highly recommend you join the Alliance for Independent Authors. Set up by Orna Ross ten years ago, ALLi is the premier member organization for self published authors. ALLi has many great benefits for the indie author. They offer discounts for self publishing services, vet awards and companies that work… Continue reading Indie Author Top Tip for getting Advice on your Writing Career

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Original Fiction: Thief in the Night by Iseult Murphy

The whispers woke Mandrake, warning him that he was not alone. He opened his eyes a slit and peered out. By the light of the quarter moon, he saw a shadowy figure rifling through his backpack. He knew the stretch of road through the forested hills surrounding Marghbarg was home to a band of robbers… Continue reading Original Fiction: Thief in the Night by Iseult Murphy