*Updates in Progress*

Please note that we are in the process of making substantial upgrades to the network, and as such, many of our help guides are now in need of an update as well. We have left them accessible to you with the hope that you still might find what you need, but please if the images and instructions don't quite add up, this is why. If you need assistance, please message @amyjoy on the network or email us at support@indiewritenet.com.

Navigating The Indie Writer’s Network

The Indie Writer’s Network is full of opportunities for you to meet other writers, join in discussions, join special interest and genre groups, and learn from other writers by exploring networked blogs. The question is: once you’ve joined, where do you begin?  Start with your IndieWriteNet profile. This might seem like a silly place to start, ...

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What Can You Do on the Indie Writer’s Network?

The Indie Writer’s Network is a fully-functional social network designed with you in mind. The first step to getting involved is to create an account. After that, here’s some things you’ll want to try out: Let people know who you are You do this by filling out your profile. There are several sections you can fill out to help other ...

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To Friend or Not to Friend?

Friending Until the rise of the Internet, friending wasn’t even a term we used. We made friends, but we weren’t friended. These are terms that still make many writers cringe, and in fact, my word processor still doesn’t recognize them as words. But Google them and see what you find. Like it or not, these terms may be here to stay. ...

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How to Post Events on the IndieWriteNet Events Calendar

Do you have a book signing or giveaway coming up? Share it on our community events calendar!* To do so: 1. Click on the “Events” option in your IndieWriteNet profile. 2. Click “Add Event” 3. Click “Add New” 4. Fill in the Event Details Here you can add: Event title Event date Detailed description about your event ...

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How to Update Your Biographical Information on IndieWriteNet

There are three places where your biographical information is stored on the network, so depending on what you’d like to do, there are three different places you may need to update your information. 1. Your IndieWriteNet social networking profile Learn more about how to customize this by reading the article “Updating your IndieWriteNet P ...

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Updating Your IndieWriteNet Profile

So you’ve set up an account, activated it, logged in, and maybe even joined a group or two. But you notice that others have been able to add a whole lot of information to theirs, yet yours still only lists your name and whether you’ve published or not. Ready to remedy that? Here are some tips to get you started. 1. Access your IndieWrit ...

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How to Share your Articles on IndieWriteNet

One of the reasons we created The Indie Writer’s Network was because we saw that so many indie authors were working hard on their own, writing articles to establish themselves as indie authors and trying to attract attention to their blog to get those articles read. But the truth is, attracting regular visitors is tough work, and most of us d ...

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Indie Blogging 101: Networked Blogging

One option to get involved and gain attention for your work here on the Indie Writer’s Network is to participate in one of the many networked blogs. What is a blog? How did a strange word like “blog” come to be part of our everyday language anyway? The term is actually a combination of “web” and “log”, or “web log” which was eventually mashed toget ...

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Getting Started with WordPress « WordPress Codex

The Indie Writer’s Network is built on the WordPress platform. This means that if you already know how to use WordPress, you should find that much of it looks familiar. New to WordPress? At first it may feel a bit overwhelming. “Why oh why did I get myself into this?” you might ask. The answer: it’s worth it. In my experienc ...

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Posting an Event to the Network Calendar

The network-wide events calendar offers the opportunity for you to learn about events that pertain to all indie writers, including writing contests and conferences, as well as group events and events held by an individual writer such as new releases and promotions. If you’d like to advertise an event on The Indie Writer’s Network Calendar: Go ...

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Posting Blog Articles

Everyone comes to the network with a different level of experience on the web. In the last post I shared the basics of what a blog is and how to create one. Now I’d like to talk a little about creating posts. The WordPress Platform In blogging, articles are called “posts”. The Indie Writer’s Network runs on the WordPress platform, one of the most p ...

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Indie Blogging 101: Creating Effective Posts

Everyone comes to the network with a different level of experience on the web. In the last post I shared the basics of what a blog is and how to create one. Now I’d like to talk a little about creating posts. The WordPress Platform In blogging, articles are called “posts”. The Indie Writer’s Network runs on the WordPress pla ...

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New to Blogging?

One option to get involved and gain attention for your work here on the Indie Writer’s Network is to get involved in community blogging. What is a blog? How did a strange word like “blog” come to be part of our everyday language anyway? The term is actually a combination of “web” and “log”, or “web log” which was eventually mashed together into “bl ...

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Welcome to the Indie Writer’s Network!

The Indie Writer’s Network is a brand new social network designed exclusively for indie and aspiring indie writers. Why another network? Other social media outlets offer the opportunity to get to know other writers on a superficial level. The Indie Writer’s Network was designed to establish friendships on a deeper level than is possible ...

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