A Productive New Year

By Laura Garwood, Collaborative Editor One of the hardest things about working on your own—whether you’re running a business or writing outside of your day job—is maintaining productivity. And with the new year upon us, many of us are making resolutions to increase...

Meditate First—Write Second

By Ali Shaw, Executive Editor As readers, we know that descriptions are the pulse of the writing, the lifeblood that lets us fully experience a character’s journey. But that doesn’t mean that writing powerful description is easy. Use this meditation to infuse...

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...

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...