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The editor and author Alison Jack

12 Top Writing Tips for Beginners

ALLi partner member Alison Jack, who is a professional editor, shares writing advice that she wishes she’d known when she was writing her first book , Dory’s Avengers. Her top tips will boost the confidence of anyone at the start of the self-publishing process – and plenty who have progressed beyond novice status or who […]

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self-publishing the new slush pile

Is Self-Publishing The New Slush Pile?

ALLi’s founder Orna Ross, named by The Bookseller magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in publishing, explains how the rise of self-publishing might lead to the demise of the slush pile, and its implied disrespect for writers, no matter how they intend to publish their work. The “slush pile” is how publishers […]

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Headshot of Jamie Rhodes (Photo by Grau Quiles)

How I Do It – Jamie Rhodes

Sharing the secrets of his success today is screenwriter Jamie Rhodes, founder of The Homeless Film Festival. Jamie also writes short stories, and his collection Dead Men’s Teeth draws its inspiration from the British Library archives. If you’re in or near London and would like a chance to meet him and talk about his work, […]

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Alliance of Independent Authors Members’ Showcase. Bulletin #93

Every Wednesday ALLi will tell the world about our members’ latest book launches, news, awards, freebies, workshops and updates on the writing life and take a look at the projects and businesses of our partner members. AUTHOR MEMBERS Dianne Ascroft To celebrate National Short Story Week, Dancing Shadows, Tramping Hooves, a short story collection ebook […]

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