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Series: Issue #28-August 2023

Steve Higgs

Better than Your Best Guess

Amazon Attribution Links Remove the Guesswork from Your Ad Campaign One ads strategy I typically recommend involves running multiple ads to determine which will resonate with the audience. I spend some money and sell some books, but if I have

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Devil in the Details
David Viergutz

Three Ways to Up the Ante in Act 2

Sol Stein once said, “The function of suspense is to put the reader in danger of an overfull bladder.”  When suspense is properly implemented in a story, the reader is taken by the hand and led to great peaks and

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Featured Author
Jenn Lessmann

Hot Buttered Romance

Theodora Taylor’s Recipe for Writing Marketable Books Without Writing to Market Ingredients Theodora Taylor knows what her readers are hungry for. The Amazon Top 10 bestselling author has a seemingly never-ending backlist of interracial romances, with stories that explore a

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Craig Martelle

Because I Write

I’ve been writing full time for nearly eight years and have over seven million words published—a lot more if you include collaborations. This job isn’t for those who aren’t committed to themselves. You wake up. You get your coffee or

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Honoree Corder

Professional Editing Pays Plenty

Want to ensure you make a fantastic living as a writer? Then do what the pros do and turn to editors. Why? Because crisp, clear writing creates a clean, smooth read your readers will love. And what happens when someone

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Tiffany Robinson

Ready for Proofreading? PerfectIt.

The Style-Checking Software Built for Editors Can Assist Authors Too In recent years, editing and proofreading software has evolved far past spelling and grammar checks. With new tools emerging and older tools continually upgrading their abilities, simply correcting misspelled words

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Des Smith-Daughety


Traditional Publishers Edit According to American English. Should Indies Do the Same? Hey. Howdy. Hello. Yo. Greetings. G’day. These word choices for greeting someone tell a lot. They can reflect class, culture, age, and even nationality. But word choices can

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Tanya Nellestein

Polishing Your Prose

Professional Editors Underline the Vital Art of Line Editing Ernest Hemingway famously said “write drunk, edit sober.” But what if you were still a little hungover when you learned about each of the different styles of editing?  Each type of

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Health & Wellness
Audrey Hughey

Writer Parents: Prepare!

Keep Your Cool During Back-to-School Although few people welcome the end of summer, no one dreads it more than parents—especially parents who are authors. Between too many trips for new clothes, school supplies, and haircuts; signing up for extracurriculars; and

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10 Tips
Michael La Ronn

10 Tips for: Editing with Sudowrite

Many writers in the indie community know the AI generative writing app Sudowrite (https://sudowrite.com) for its ability to serve as an always-there assistant in the writing process. The program runs on a subscription model based on the number of generated

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From the Managing Editors
Nicole Schroeder

Editors Letter- Grammarian Gratitude

Ah, editing. The stage of the publishing process every author always seems eager to reach … until they reach it.  Don’t feel bad. Editors get it. We know you’ve probably frowned at your screen in confusion at some of our

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Dear Indie Annie
Indie Annie

Dear Indie Annie- Editor-less in Edwardsville

Dear Indie Annie, I like working with my usual editor, and I know she’ll clean up my draft without messing up my writing style. But this draft took way longer than I intended. Now she’s booked, and I have to

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