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Interesting Approaches to the Character Building Process

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.

5 Famous Authors Who Had to Crawl Before They Could Fly

Published: June 22, 2016

While there are few “overnight success” stories in book publishing, many of today’s famous authors fought long and hard to get to where they are. They faced rejection and other hardships on their journey. If you’re currently struggling through your writing project or feeling frustrated by the process, read on for these 5 famous authors’ inspirational stories:

June New Releases from Bookmasters’ Publishers!

Published: June 16, 2016

Check out some of Bookmasters’ publishers’ newest releases for June 2016:

Must-Reads for this Election Season

Published: June 02, 2016

As the 2016 election season continues to heat up, we’ve compiled a few politically-minded books that you might enjoy:

Ways to Mentor Young (or New) Writers

Published: May 25, 2016

As a seasoned professional, you understand that writing can be rewarding. However, it can also be challenging, so it’s nice to have a support system. When you first got your start, did you have a writing mentor? Have you ever considered becoming one yourself? Being a mentor to a less experienced writer is a great way to “pay it forward” and give them the confidence boost and encouragement they need to keep going.

Why Reading Books Outside of Your Favorite Genre is Good for You

Published: May 19, 2016

As readers, it’s easy to stick with one genre that we enjoy, especially if we have a favorite author. While there’s nothing wrong with having a favorite genre or author, it can be beneficial to break the cycle and try something new every once in a while since there are so many books to explore.

A Guide to Style Guides

Published: May 16, 2016

All writers should invest in a style guide or style manual, which is a set of standardized rules to follow to ensure the uniformity and consistency in literary and grammatical style throughout a document.

Revisiting the Adult Coloring Book Trend

Published: May 05, 2016

A few years ago, you might have only associated coloring books with children. However, that’s no longer the case. In the recent past, adult coloring books have popped up across bookstores and e-retailers and topped bestseller lists. Adults were finding that there are many benefits to coloring. Yet, many industry professionals thought it would be a fad that would eventually die down resulting in dollar stores and other second-hand stores to be flooded with the titles. Here’s a look into the current adult coloring book trend:

Signs That It Might Be Time to Give Up on a Writing Project

Published: April 27, 2016

While we’d like to believe that every writing project we begin is going to be brilliant, it’s not the case. Some projects reach a level of difficulty that goes beyond writer’s block or other small frustrations. At what point do you decide that enough is enough and leave the project behind? Here are some signs to look out for: