Writing

Good Book Titles Sell Books
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A book title will make or break a book’s sales and popularity. In essence, the title is the book. It is a summary of the book, an encapsulation of all its content in a few words. It is a split-second advertisement, so creating the best title possible will determine how well your book sell read more
Let Tom Swift Inform Your Writing
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Carolyn Howard Johnson shares thoughtful insight about the overuse of adverbs and the unnecessary taglines in dialogue. read more
The Tale Grows…
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When is the sequel coming out? How many times have you felt this as a reader? How many times have you heard this as an author? Today, Dan Rice shares his challenges and successes in writing a series and offers his thoughts on overcoming the difficulties in taming sprawling storylines. read more
How to Have a Professional Relationship with Your Editor
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Good authors need good editors. Finding and having a good relationship with them is in the interest of the book’s success. A good editor will be professional with an author’s work, while a good author will know how to treat the editor with courtesy and respect. read more
A Laptop is a Writer’s Best Friend
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One thing that a writer needs is to be is adaptable. Whether it’s improvising on what we use to write with (or on!), writers have to be able to get that writing done no matter what the situation is. read more
Seven Most Important Lessons I Learned at Writing Conferences
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In every author interview I’ve given, one question invariably comes up. “What suggestions do you have for new and aspiring writers?” Although I could offer specific and concrete recommendations like write every day or commit to a 1000’s of words daily, I choose to go a different route. My first suggestion is always the same. Attend a writers’ conference. read more
Reading to Become an Author
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When I started working with Indie Authors twelve years ago, I had the surprise of my life when I learned many of them do not read regularly! I still do not understand how that is possible because my love for books developed as a reader since I was a child. I began writing in a diary when I was a pre-teen but really started experimenting with words, writing poetry and essays during my twenties. Although I did a lot of technical writing after college, it wasn’t until my mid-30s that I began writing articles and short stories for different publications. Throughout my life, I never stopped reading. Many of the books I read inspired me to write and even taught me the skills to write for publication. read more
Pitching Yourself and Your Book
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We pitch ourselves a lot more than what we think in our daily lives. So why is it that when it comes to pitching ourselves and our creations as authors, we panic? read more
Building Your Platform through Guest Writing
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he editorial section of our newsletter is open to guest writers with the goal of sharing your knowledge and building your platform. If you have tips you’d like to share with your fellow authors, bloggers and/or readers, we’d love to feature your work. Not only will you be imparting your wisdom with your peers, but you’ll also have the opportunity to promote your book/website in the process. read more
Writing the Perfect Character
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Every future generation will know Harry Potter the moment his name is spoken. Of course, when you write a character who ends up with his own Universal theme park, that isn’t a shock. But that young man, his friends, and his magical universe came from the mind of J.K. Rowling. Out of the blue, she arrived on the scene and brought with her pages filled with characters and locations that became one of, if not the, most popular series of all time. Now, can other authors write something of that magnitude that becomes that popular? Actually, yes. Is it difficult? You bet it is! read more