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.

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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A Leg Up: 4 Easy Ways to Support Authors

by Ali Shaw, Executive Editor “Books are the material evidence that remind us we know how to think and feel.” Lidia Yuknavitch, best-selling author and founder of Corporeal Writing, said that at last weekend’s PNBA trade show in Tacoma, Washington, and I couldn’t...

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DON’T PANIC*

by Laura Garwood, Collaborative Editor Developmental editing is fun! I love reading and solving the complex problems presented by the manuscript. And often, especially once they’ve had time to process and start in, authors love receiving these edits. But at...

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How to Create Characters the Star Wars Way

by Kristen Hall-Geisler, Collaborative Editor Often when we’re writing fiction—or at least when I’m writing fiction—I come up with a few main characters, a setting, and a plot. I know what kind of story I want to tell, so I dig right in. It doesn’t take long before I...

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