Our latest Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon Podcast is out

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Join Michael and Jay as they extoll the virtues of the indie author triangle of success:the right mindset, effective writing tools (that work for you), and a strong support network. #AskALLi Self-Publishing Podcast.

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These NatGeo Traveller Competition Winners can improve your travel writing

National Geographic Traveller Travel Writing Tips

Great read for Travel Writing Tips: Nat Geo Traveller (UK) recently announced their travel writing competition winners. The challenge was to write a focused piece of 500 words that captured the essence of a destination alongside National Geographic Traveller’s defining features: immersive travel and authentic storytelling.

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I’m co-hosting the Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon Broadcast with Michael La Ronn

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Each month I’m joining forces with fellow indie author Michael La Ronn to co-host a new self-publishing show that’s part of the Alliance of Independent Authors’ weekly broadcast schedule. Here’s our first show about Writing Tools, Styles, and Challenges.

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Write Nonfiction in November

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Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN), also known as National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), is Nina Amir’s response to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which is a is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing that  encourages fiction writers to write 50,000 words in 30 days during November. During the Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) Challenge, you are challenged to start and […]

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Using Scrivener to write your non-fiction book

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Writing a non-fiction book I thought I’d share my approach for creating my “How to Write a Travel Guide” in Scrivener, which makes it easy for me to pick up this writing project at a moments notice, and know exactly what needs to be done. Project Status I’m keeping this simple for this project, and just […]

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October 23, 2016

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3 Must Have Elements when writing your Travel Guide

Writing your travel guide

This Quick Tip article introduces you to 3 key travel writing elements that need to be a consideration when you write your travel guide. It all begins with a simple idea, that has to be expanded into a book concept that intrigues your reader, which relies on you being able to make your travel guide personal so they […]

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October 11, 2016

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Transforming your Travels into a Meaningful Memoir

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Guest Post by Jillian Schedneck Jillian Schedneck devoted three years on a MFA in creative nonfiction writing, after graduating she moved to the Middle East to teach writing. She met students from all over the Arab world, and learned that the power of story easily bridges cultural differences. After returning to the United States two years later, […]

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Tools And Resources For Authors And Writers

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Here’s my reference page of Resources For Authors And Writers, and includes all of the invaluable tools that I couldn’t live without. Writing Tools and Resources Scrivener (available for Mac and PC) for everything you write. Can also be used to compile simple ebooks. Learn Scrivener Fast – great training from Joe who has spent years perfecting his training […]

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Use the support and motivation of Camp NaNoWriMo to achieve your writing goals

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My article for the Alliance of Independent Authors has just been published on their Author Advice Centre blog, and includes a list of 5 writing articles to help you prepare for Camp NaNoWriMo. I plan on using the time to write a giveaway to build my Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide mailing list. I already giveaway […]

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7 Travel Journal Writing Tips to document your Travels

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Words & Pictures in your Travel Journal I read an article recently from the Matador Network that listed the 7 fundamentals for documenting your travels. What the list boiled down to was 6 travel writing tips to capture your travels in words and pictures, with one over-arching principle of “Share”. The three perspectives for capturing words: Keep […]

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Using Scrivener to Plan & Write my How to Write a Travel Guide Series

Scrivener comes to the rescue again! Even though this writing software is well-known in fiction circles, it still amazes me how many non-fiction writers don’t know about it and aren’t using it. Using Scrivener for Content Management I love using Scrivener to plan all of my writing content. This screenshot above, is the current view of my […]

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