How Not to Write a Novella

By on Mar 26, 2017 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Novella is the form between a short story and a novel. As such, it has elements of both of them. A novella tells a story that can easily be expanded into a full novel. On the other hand, the events in a novel happen in a limited amount of time, within a single setting, although, this is not strictly necessary, as long as the writer can easily explain how the...

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How Writers Can Achieve a Work-Life Balance

By on Mar 25, 2017 in Self Help

If you’re finding you are constantly writing to meet deadlines, and even when there are no deadlines, you’re still scribbling or typing away, then you might be working too hard. If you’re also finding increasingly that apart from writing you’re not doing anything else, then it’s time to reflect on what other, important aspects of life you’re neglecting. Below are...

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How to Create Unforgettable Characters

By on Mar 25, 2017 in Fiction, Writing Tips

One of the markers of a good book is wonderful characters. Characters that leap out of the pages and gain substance – you can almost touch them. However, creating them is not easy, nor is it formulaic. You cannot simply download a computer program, input certain character traits as parameters and spawn an interesting protagonist with a supporting cast. Instead, we...

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How to Sell Your Book the Right Way

By on Mar 24, 2017 in Sales and Marketing

Once you’ve written your book, the time has come to show it to the world. Unless you’ve landed a deal with a publishing house, be prepared to accept the responsibility for the promotions and marketing of your book. In this day and age of e-books and self-publishing, you might find yourself flabbergasted at the fact that sometimes, content, no matter how great it is,...

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5 Lies Every Author Needs to Refuse to Accept as True

By on Mar 24, 2017 in Self Help

Sometimes as an author, the worst enemy to your success can be the lies that you’ve unknowingly accepted. Usually these lies are lies for reason – they are not true. Yet you accept them as being so, and this causes all kinds of problems. Below are 5 lies you need to refuse to accept as true. 1. There’s not enough room for my book Please don’t allow this falsehood to...

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5 Tips for a Perfect Pitch to Get Investment for Your Book Publishing Business

By on Mar 23, 2017 in Special Features

If you want to launch a book publishing business, you need to have a solid vision and an equally solid business plan, but the most important of all is that you need money to get everything rolling. Ironically, money is also the most difficult part to get if you don’t have funding yet. There are some various options available, including grant providers, bank loans,...

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3 Qualities Every Thriving Author Must Have

By on Mar 22, 2017 in Self Help

Human potential is limitless. People succeed in all walks of life, some inspirationally even after experiencing tremendous adversity and disability. As an author you want to be the best you can be. You want to be successful. In short, you want to thrive as an author. Below are 3 qualities that will help you to do so: 1. Be a constant learner These days so many...

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How to Recruit Staff for Your Book Publishing Business

By on Mar 22, 2017 in Special Features

The publishing landscape is undergoing many changes. Today it is easier to publish a book than before, thanks to the scope of the internet and technology. If you want your book business to flourish though, you will certainly require the help of graphic designers, virtual assistants, website designers and editors. A graphic designer provides writers with book covers,...

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How Doing Improvisational Comedy Can Help Your Storytelling

By on Mar 21, 2017 in Special Features

Your creativity can be one of the most powerful tools you can have in your writing toolbox. If you’re not feeling particularly creative, this can have a direct negative bearing on your writing. The question then is how do you maintain your creativity? Doing improvisational comedy (or simply improv) is one way. If you’ve never heard of improv, it is an art form...

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How to Write a Book on Spirituality

By on Mar 21, 2017 in Non-Fiction, Writing Tips

Spirituality is one of the most sought-after genres in the world, because there is constant need for them. Life passes us by really fast and sometimes, we all feel the need to slow down and find our inner peace. However, you cannot just sit down and write about your personal experiences in the spiritual plane, whether they consist of living a life of faith in...

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