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Self-Publishing Advice & Inspirations

Jan 26, 2018

Ep#83: Novelists Jerome Griffin and Orna Ross, ALLi Director, discuss the seven stages of conscious creation as they relate to writing. Understanding the different requirements of each stage from concept to completion can, Orna argues, up your writing speed, ensure you're more likely to finish well, and improve your writing craft.

Topics covered in this author podcast include:

  • Vision Phase of writing: Intention, Incubation, and Investigation.
  • Making Phase of writing: Drafting and Elaboration.
  • Revision Phase of writing: Clarification and Correction.
  • Why writers fail to finish and publish their books.
  • Three phases of the writing process.
  • A linear vs. erratic approach to writing.
  • Motivation and Exhilaration to write.
  • Skills and mindsets for each writing phase.
  • Focusing your mind.
  • F-R-E-E Writing.
  • Observational Skills.
  • Control your inner Critic.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork.

Our weekly Self-Publishing Advice broadcast is brought to you by ALLi, the Alliance of Independent Authors. This Indie Author Fringe Highlight  is one of four regular shows, which include an ALLi Member Q&A, a beginners' salon and an advanced self-publishing salon.

Find more author advice, tips and tools at our self-publishing advice center, And, if you haven’t already, we invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally. You can do that at

If you're not familiar with our Fringe event, it's three-times a year, online conference for self-publishing authors, brought to you by the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and fringe to the major global publishing fairs; London Book Fair, BookExp, and Frankfurt Book Fair. ALLi brings together the most up-to-date self-publishing education and information available and broadcasts it to authors everywhere. Running 24 sessions over 24 continuous hours allows our members, and other authors round the globe, to attend sessions, no matter where they’re located. For more information, visit our Conference Home Page

Now, go write and publish.

Host Bio: Tim Lewis is the author of three Science Fiction novellas and two (soon to be three) short fantasy novels. He is also the host of the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast as has interviewed over forty authors, experts and marketing specialists about how to produce and market a book. Website: Facebook: Facebook/timlewis808 Twitter: @stonehampress Pinterest: stonehampress