Published: August 17, 2016
So you’ve decided to write and publish a book. Congratulations! While it’s necessary to set goals for yourself throughout the writing and publishing process, it’s also important to have realistic expectations. There are no guarantees and if you go into the process understanding that, it will be more enjoyable (and less stressful) overall. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Published: August 12, 2016
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Published: August 04, 2016
While it’s easy to break a story apart into a clean beginning, middle, and end once it’s complete, that might not be the order in which it was written. Authors often have a tendency to want to write a story in a linear fashion, because it many respects, it’s the natural progression we experience in daily life. They start at the beginning and gradually work towards the ending. While that approach may sometimes work, in some cases, it can also be somewhat limiting.
Published: July 28, 2016
If you’ve been told that the only way to improve your writing skills is to keep writing, you’re only hearing part of the truth. If all you’re doing is continuing to write, there’s a good chance that you’re also continuing to make the same writing mistakes over and over. To improve your writing skills, it’s necessary to take a more purposeful approach to your writing and home in on the areas that need improvement.
Published: July 21, 2016
One of our favorite pieces of advice to new book authors is to write what you love. There’s always going to be that temptation to write a book that fits into a “hot” genre, but if you’re writing the book to impress others or to sell a lot of copies, it’s going to backfire because your heart probably isn’t in it. Besides, what’s popular is always shifting. If you start to write a novel that fits into a popular genre today, it’s possible that genre will have lost its luster by the time you finish the writing, editing, and publishing process. Instead, write what you love. Here’s why:
Published: July 13, 2016
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Published: July 08, 2016
Writing a book is no easy task. There’s so much to think about when you first start writing. At times, it can feel overwhelming, which is why our advice is to start with a free write and get as many thoughts down as possible in the early stages. Spending time worrying about the “little stuff” is only going to slow down the process. Here are 4 examples of things that don’t need attention right away:
Published: June 30, 2016
Character building, or character development, is an important component of any story. However, for an author to create well-developed characters, they must first get to know their characters outside of the story. In some cases, character development can drive the story if the author really isn’t sure what the story is. If the characters are created first and the author really gets to know who they are, the story may come to fruition after that.