Posted on March 31, 2023 at 9:18 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The publishing experts we follow have plenty of craft and business advice to offer.

Here are the ones that we thought were can't-miss for our authors:

Launching reviews with Dan Parsons and Melissa Addey: The Alliance of Independent Authors dedicated an episode of its beginners self-publishing podcast to the conundrum of how new writers can get the reviews they need in order to drive sales ... when sales are tough to get (ALLi). 

We are all heroes: Author Julie Carrick Dalton invites you to do an experiment with any scene that feels flat — enter the head of each character in it, even if they're not the point-of-view one, and imagine what's going through their heads ... then return to the original scene and original POV to add the missing tension you discovered (Writer Unboxed).

The joys (and perils) of writing with the family: It's easy to envision your family as either an interruption to your writing or the selfless assistants who handle the domestic life while you write; bestselling author Amulya Malladi has found, though, that her spouse and children can be active participants in her process (Writer's Digest).

Why you should be writing on social media: Editor and book coach Allison K. Williams reminds you that social media is not going to sell your books — but it can help your writing career in a variety of other ways (Jane Friedman).

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