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Mark-Young

Mark Young

Mark Young is an American novelist. He worked as a police officer with the Santa Rosa Police Department...
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Shirley Ford

Shirley Ford

I have had a varied working life, from Coffee Shop Proprietor, to Company Director, to carer to the...
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Bernie Dowling

Bernie Dowling is an Australian author of fiction and non-fiction and is a professional journalist. He is the...
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Matt Grawitch

Matt Grawitch grew up in the Midwestern U.S. as the youngest of eleven children. Reading was a way to...
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DebbieHeaton

Debbie A. Heaton

Debbie A. Heaton is a master’s level therapist currently working with families and children in Southeastern Arizona.  A...
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BarbaraBillig

Barbara Billig

Barbara Griffin Billig graduated from Washington University in St. Louis at age nineteen with a degree in biology...
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RSS The Indie Writer’s Guide

  • Cover Story – how I produced my own Book Cover at no cost. October 13, 2014
    An article about designing a book cover, extracted and abridged from the blog downwritefiction. The author describes how he used images and ideas from his novel to produce a book cover at no cost.
    Philip Lee
  • Writing “Vintage” Fiction October 8, 2014
    Writing realistically outside our contemporary era requires a ton of research. Vintage romance author Judy Nickles shares some topics and links to help you get 'the big picture'.
    Judy Nickles
  • What’s your crutch word? September 14, 2014
    I don’t know if it’s just me or other authors also have a certain word that they inadvertently repeat while writing. After I wrote my very first draft, I realized that my crutch word was ‘felt‘. My editor had pointed it out to me. I understand that writing is best done spontaneously and not if […]
    Aditi Chopra
  • Why should authors care about Google+? September 13, 2014
    This article reviews why some people believe Google+ is the best social media platform for authors. It outlines both the pros and cons and suggests that given the preference Google gives to content posted on Google+, authors cannot afford not to use it.
    Jennifer Ellis
  • DEALING WITH NEGATIVE CRITICISM September 9, 2014
    When someone posts unkind comments about your book, what do you do? Do you ignore them, do you argue back, or do you try to learn from them? That depends on the nature of the comments—and the kind of person you’d be dealing with.
    David Wolf
  • 5 Creative Writing Prompts September 3, 2014
    Creative writing prompts are useful when you might experience a dearth of ideas and inspirations, or experience ‘writer’s block’, which can directly affect your productivity. The truth is, just like everything else, there is a solution for this problem. Just like a painter needs his muse, a writer needs his or her ideas and they […]
    Hiten Vyas

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Shardel’s Book Cover Designs

Authors, if you’re after a professional cover without the high price tag, then there is no time like now to take a break and view hundreds of beautifully designed book covers by the top selling cover designer for selfpubbookcovers.com. Shardel has just launched a website to showcase all her covers,...
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Bublish

Bublish is a publishing technology company that offers cloud-based tools, metrics and resources to equip today’s business-savvy authors for success. An innovative, award-winning platform, Bublish empowers “authorpreneurs” by providing a complete social marketing and digital publishing solution. Launched at Book Expo America in June of 2012, Bublish is changing the...
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Edit for Indies Editorial Services

Edit for Indies offers writers polished, accurate editing with a fast turnaround! I am a published novelist myself who specializes in copyediting and proofing both fiction and nonfiction for indie authors. Clients I’ve worked with lately include Aditi Chopra, Donna Flynn, Melinda Killen, Joshua Phillips, and many others. Genres are...
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