Articles

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.

Title Tips for Literary Memoir or Fiction

Some authors know their title before they even start writing the book, but if you struggle to find the right title, you’re not alone. Help with the title is one of the most common add-on requests I receive from clients who’ve worked with me for editing. Here are the...

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The Devil’s in the Details

By Laura Garwood, Collaborative Editor So many writers struggle with the vague sensation that their book is a little flat, but they don’t know what to do when people give them suggestions like, “Show, don’t tell,” or that the book needs to be “spiced up.” You are...

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New York Publishing: Big 5 Basics

by Olivia M. Croom, Collaborative Designer In July, I visited Portland and had the opportunity to host an Indigo happy hour at Tugboat Brewing Company focused on New York publishing. Below are answers to a small sampling of the questions that came up. Thanks to...

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The Story Behind the Book

By Linda Atwell, Indigo client and author of Loving Lindsey How did I happen to end up writing a book? My typical response has been: Lindsey gives me stories. And although that is true (there are several other reasons as well), I say in my disclaimer: When my kids...

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Returning to Your Manuscript After a Break

We've been working on a new series of video tips to help our clients overcome fear or overwhelm at various points in the writing and publishing process. Click the image below to watch our first video on returning to your manuscript after taking a...

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AWP 2017 Roundup

By Olivia M. Croom, Collaborative Designer Last month I attended my fifth Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, better known as AWP (yes, AWP not AWWP). This year marked the fiftieth anniversary of the conference, and it returned to its roots in...

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3 Things That Kept Me on the Path to Publication

By Vinnie Kinsella, Publications Consultant Last year I went from having zero books on bookstore shelves to having two of them for sale. As a lifelong lover of books, it’s a wonderful feeling for me to know that someone can walk into their favorite bookstore and ask,...

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6 Ways to Spread Literary Goodness

2016 was quite a year, and amid all of the stressors, personal losses, and national strife, we at Indigo have chosen to focus on all the good in the world and ways we can be a part of it. You, our community, are a critical part of our well-being and joy, and we invite...

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