Articles & Announcements

Every month, we send a newsletter to our community featuring upcoming events as well as an article by one of our knowledgeable team members. This page chronicles the articles, but be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get them in your inbox and to be updated about events.

Please Judge the Book by Its Cover

By Olivia Croom Hammerman, Collaborative Designer The book-cover design process can feel intimidating. After all, as an author, you’re a wordsmith and (most likely) not a graphic designer. Once you’ve reached the point of being ready to hire a cover designer, you’ve...

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Black Lives Matter

By Ali Shaw, Founder and Executive Editor At Indigo, it is and has always been our goal is to be inclusive and create a safe space for all authors. With the national conversation over the past month, it’s clear that Black people in American society—and Black people in...

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Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write: Summer 2020 Links

Hi, writers! We're continuing our weekly Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write write-ins every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. We chat for thirty minutes online, and then we all sign off to do an hour of quiet writing time in our own space. If you'd like to join us this...

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Elevating Black Voices

Dear community, I know that these are tough times. I sat down to write a poignant statement, but all my words fall short, and my voice is not the voice that needs to be in the center anyway. So all I'm going say here is, to our Black clients, friends, and loved ones:...

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Upcoming Class: Write Like You Mean It

Write Like You Mean It Saturdays, May 9–June 13, 2020 10:00–11:30 a.m. As great writers will tell you, the craft of writing requires more than putting words on a page.Join professional editor Ali Shaw for a six-week writing class that will both inspire you to write...

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Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write: April 16–May 28

We now have a recurring Zoom meeting for Thursday evenings 6:00 to 6:30 Pacific time, for our weekly social time before we shut up and write remotely. Here's the info: Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78164539320 Meeting ID: 781 6453 9320 Use that link and...

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April 9 Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write

"Let's Zoom again, like we did last Thursday. Let's Zoom again, like we did before." Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write Zoom Write-In tonight at 6:00 p.m. Pacific time! Nicole Rosevear will host. Writers of all levels (and now, in any location) are welcome to join. Meeting...

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April 2 Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write

Join us for a Zoom-based Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write session on April 2! Ali will be hosting. Here’s how to participate: 1. Go to www.zoom.us and make an account if you don’t already have one. 2. Between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. Pacific time tomorrow night (Thursday, April...

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Need Something Positive?

by Ali Shaw, Executive Editor Dear friends, clients, and colleagues, I hope this message finds you safe and healthy. This is a tough time for everyone, and if you’re like me, it’s too easy to let the negativity and the fear take over. I hope you’re able to see the...

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