Welcome to Indie Author Day! No matter where you are in your writing journey or what you’re writing, let these resources help you. Check out all the information we have below. You’ll find resources to help you on your writing journey, interviews and conversations with authors and live stream events you can join.
Indie Author Day Live Event
Join us Saturday, November 7 for the 5th annual Indie Author Day! This year’s virtual live stream will include an interview with 2020 Indie Author of the Year, Jacqui Castle, the highly anticipated announcement of the winners of the 2020 Indie Author Project regional contests and an interactive author panel with award-winning authors from all across the US and Canada.
The live stream schedule is below. Register and join us for all sessions, just a few, whatever you’d like! Can’t make it live, but still want to enjoy the event? No problem. Register and you’ll receive a recording of all of the sessions.
- 11 a.m. CST: Interview with 2020 Indie Author of the Year, Jacqui Castle
- Noon CST: Announcement of the 2020 Indie Author Project regional contest winners!
- 1 p.m. CST: Author Panel: Writing in the Time of COVID
Need help getting started overcoming the dreaded writer’s block? Or perhaps you need some guidance on self-publishing? We’ve curated a selection of digital and print resources to help you write, edit and publish your work.
Nameless Writers Group @ FPLD
Print & Digital Resources
Online, instructor-led courses for professional development and personal enrichment. A Fountaindale Library card is required to access these courses.
Browse our collections of physical material to help with your writing. If you see something you like, you can request it using your library card.
Pressbooks Public Help
From Start to Finish: Four Steps to Complete Your Book
STEP 1: Writing Your Book
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
Join the community and write a 50,000 word novel during November. Visit their website for details. NaNoWriMo sponsors other writing events throughout the year, too. Don’t miss their NaNo Prep series for writing your novel (during November or anytime).
STEP 2: Creating Your Book
Going from First Draft to Finished Product
Read this handy guide to what to do and where to go next, once you have a completed draft in hand. READ MORE…
Get free access to Pressbooks and create a professional ebook and print version of your book.
STEP 4: Marketing Your Book
5 Basics for Creating a Marketing Plan
Discover five steps to building and marketing your author brand that will get you on the right track. From Lulu, an online self-publishing book and eBook platform. READ MORE…
How to Become a Published Poet
Learn how to become a published poet and why publishing your poetry is a worthwhile venture. From Kirkus Reviews, an American book review magazine. READ MORE…