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Series: Issue #6 - October 2021

From the Managing Editors
Chelle Honiker

It’s Time For Your Daring Adventure

Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all. – Helen Keller There comes a point in an author’s career when they need to be daring. For most of us, publishing the first book is our first bold step. But

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Featured Author
Nicole Schroeder

From the Ground Up: Dakota and Danielle Krout

Meet the couple behind Mountaindale Press, the indie publisher shaping the GameLit genre Dr. Danielle and Dakota Krout work side by side to run their independent publishing company—but only figuratively. With Danielle as the CEO and Dakota as the president

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Devil in the Details
Bre Lockhart

All Fired Up: Firearm Basics for Fiction Writers

Our characters often need weapons to carry out plot lines, but how does an author accurately portray the use or description of a gun when their experience may be limited? To help avoid the pitfalls of starting from zero with

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From the Industry
Joe Solari

The Foolproof Plan For Making Your Full-Time Author Leap

Indie Author Magazine introduces a new section this month with the addition of INSIDER INSIGHTS. We welcome Joe Solari, noted business expert as our inaugural contributor. Submissions are open on our website at Insider. If you’re an author who has

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Opinions & Editorials
Merri Maywether

Pumpkin Spice Preptober

Prepare yourself for the marathon that is NaNoWriMo To many people, October is pumpkin spice, cable-knit sweater, and soup season. In the NaNoWriMo community, October is (drum roll) Preptober. In the weeks and days leading up to NaNoWriMo, a lot

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Indie Author Magazine

Write Now with Sarah Werner

Trying to achieve a healthy work-life-writing balance? Then check out Sarah Rhea Werner’s weekly Write Now podcast. Werner says it “gives you the encouragement, honest advice, and inspiration you need to balance work and life, pursue your passion, and write.”

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Indie Author Magazine

Grammar Girl Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice in her award-winning weekly podcast. The typical episode runs less than 15 minutes. And it’s fun. She shares her writing advice in three short nuggets: a quick and

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10 Tips
Remy Flagg

10 Tips for Discord

Discord is a multi-purpose chat app made popular by gamers that includes text, audio, and video. Available on all platforms and devices, it has quickly expanded to be one of the premiere locations for interacting with authors and readers. But

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Indie Author Tools

Book Club For Kids

The place where young readers meet to talk about books. The show includes a celebrity reader and an interview with the author. The host is award winning public radio journalist Kitty Felde. Book Club won the California Library Association Technology

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Don’t look back
From the Publisher
Chelle Honiker

From The Publisher: Graciously Critical

How To Look Back To Move Ahead When I was sixteen years old and had recently experienced my first real romantic heartbreak, my stepmother gave me a greeting card from illustrator Mary Englebreit which read, “Don’t look back, you’re not

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Don’t lose sight of the bigger picture
From the Creative Director
Alice Briggs

Consider The Bigger Picture of Business

Often as creatives, we want to stay in our creative worlds and not worry about the minutiae of the business side of things. It requires leaving our happy places and doing tedious things like accounting and spreadsheets. And worrying about

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