Indie Publishing Blog, Tips, & Resources

Welcome to the All Freelance Writing indie publishing section. You can view the latest posts for indie authors below or visit the main indie publishing blog feed for access to all of the posts for self publishers.

The emphasis of this blog is to help indie authors produce professional quality work, improve their process, sell more books, and make more money doing what they love. Stop by the writing forums to discuss all things publishing-related, even if you're pursuing more traditional publishing routes.

Tools & Resources for Indie Authors

Word Count Tracker

Track word count goals, post count goals, and more with this word count tracker.

Book Marketing Plan Outline

Sell more books and reach more readers with this book marketing plan outline.

Write an E-book in Just 14 Days

If you want to write a simple .pdf nonfiction "information product" e-book to sell or use for marketing, this free guide can help you do it fast.

Book Launch Press Release Template

Use this simple book launch press release template as a guide when you're ready to spread the word about your new release. (.doc)

Latest Posts From the Indie Publishing Blog

What I Learned Failing NaNoWriMo

This was my fourth year taking part in NaNoWriMo. And it was the first year I failed to hit the 50k word target. I'm surprised. And I'm kind of not surprised. I mean, I did get a late start on NaNo this year. After getting a few thousand words into a new romance, I decided that wasn't a genre I wanted to think about all month. So I said "screw this," and started over on a horror novel. (What? They cheer me up.) Thankfully it was one I'd outlined years ago, so I saved that step. And still I hit...
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Where Are They Now? – Yolander Prinzel

Earlier this month, we caught up with two writers who used to be regular contributors to this blog -- LaToya Irby and Rebecca Garland. Today an old reader favorite makes her return. Yolander (Yo) Prinzel is a freelance finance and insurance writer who specializes in ghostwriting now. She's also one of my "go-to gals," meaning she puts up with more of my rants and ridiculousness than anyone should ever be subjected to. And she's one of very few fellow writers who ever gets to see my rough work,...
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NaNoWriMo 2016: Plan & Resources

NaNoWriMo 2016 is well underway. Plotters have their stories outlined. Pantsers have hit the ground running. And aspiring and experienced novelists alike have that 50k word target in their sights. Today let's talk about the NaNoWriMo writing process -- what we're working on, how we've scheduled our writing time during November, and what tools and resources we use to keep us on track. NaNoWriMo 2016: Project & Plan Let's start off with a quick look at my NaNoWriMo plans this year. Update: I...
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Falling Behind During NaNoWriMo? 3 Tips to Get You Back on Track

NaNoWriMo has barely started, and I'm already behind this year. I changed my novel idea at the last minute (I believe around 10:00 p.m. the night before). I still haven't finished the scene-by-scene outline, though I hope to by tomorrow morning. And it's now November 3rd and I haven't even begun drafting my novel yet. That seems like a cause for concern, right? But I'm not worried. At least not yet. Every year that I've done NaNoWriMo -- the popular month-long novel writing challenge for those...
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The Evolution of the Freelance Writing Industry: 10 Years of Positive Changes

All Freelance Writing has served the freelance writing community for ten years now. And what a journey it's been! Not only has this site changed significantly, going through two re-brandings -- from to to, but the industry itself has changed quite a bit in that time. Some of those changes are good. Some, not so much. And lately we've even seen trends that some of us thought died off years ago re-emerge with fancy new names...
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