Welcome to the library
All the resources below are free and available instantly. Just use and enjoy. Simple as that!
Here's the thing ... I've been in your shoes. I've self-published four books and know what it's like to walk the path of writing, drafting, self-editing and seeking professional help.
Empowering? Yes. Daunting? No doubt about it! This library helps you walk that path. Drop me a line and tell me what you want me to add.
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Join Louise's Writing Library to receive monthly updates about new resources. I promise – no sales, no spam, just scrumptious stuff for self-publishers.
New library members also receive this superb free 26-page primer on audio-book production featuring professional voice artist Ray Greenley, narrator of Philip K Dick's The Unreconstructed M and Other Stories.
The ebook includes comprehensive guidance on the following:
I also recommend Nicola Morgan's excellent Write to be Published. The guidance on structural/developmental editing is brilliant for self-publishers.
Morgan injects a healthy dose of humour into her book throughout, so it's a guaranteed boredom-free read. Here's a picture of my copy – I wouldn't recommend something to you that I hadn't read myself!
There are more goodies on my blog, The Proofreader's Parlour, in the Self-editing and Self-publishing authors archives.