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Book Licensing: 10 Crucial Tips If You’re Considering Selling Your Rights

You’re delighted that your self-published book is selling well. But what if I told you that no matter how good your sales, you’re still leaving stacks of cash on the table? You might not believe me. But think of your book – on bookshelves around the world. And why only bookshelves? Your writing can sell on […]

Is It Too Late to Start Writing?

Perhaps you’ve always wanted to be a writer but haven’t made it happen yet.  There are so many reasons why you might not have made the leap from aspiring to write to actually starting to do it yet. Maybe you doubt whether you’re good enough. Maybe writing has never seemed like an important enough priority […]

Why Is Writing So Hard? (And What to Do About It)

Do you ever find yourself asking why is writing so hard? When people picture the working process of a writer, they often picture a carefree, fun, and creative situation.  Perhaps that’s how you imagined being a writer would be. Often, our earliest experiences with writing lead to us discovering we enjoy writing or have a […]

Rising Action in a Story (Or, Why Your WIP Might Suck)

Have you ever told somebody that you started a book but you just couldn’t get into it? Have you ever picked up a book and struggled through the first page, the first chapter, even the first half, only to stop reading entirely? You may even have a bookshelf dedicated to books that you just never […]

Exposition in a Story: Why You Need to Get It Right

Has anyone ever told you that your story was good, but included too much info-dumping?  Or maybe you’ve read a fantasy novel and found yourself unable to get through the first chapter because, no matter how hard you tried to pay attention, you couldn’t get past the textbook-like description of the worlds and characters.  Exposition […]

What Is the Climax of a Story?

Have you ever noticed that once you get about three-quarters into a book, you have to finish it?  That’s because you’ve likely run into the climax. And when the climax of a book is good, it becomes impossible to put down. Learning to write a compelling climax will enormously improve your story—a bad climax can […]

28 Figure Of Speech Examples

Storytelling is a different kind of writing. Often, voice trumps grammar. Of course, your writing needs to be easily understood by the reader, but it’s crucial that the voice of your writing is strong.  Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, both genres employ storytelling techniques. Both use voice. And sometimes, both genres also use figures […]

How to Get Ideas for Writing (15 Simple Tips)

Do you want to learn how to find topics to write about? Do you ever sit down to write a blog post, article or chapter,  and nothing, but nothing appears in your mind? This is the dreaded writer’s block. The good news is that if you use the following 15 tips, you will generate more […]

What Genre Is My Book? (4 Simple & Easy Ways To Choose!)

Of all the questions to ask as an author, have you ever found yourself pondering “what genre is my book”? Maybe you want to sell to a traditional publisher through an agent. Or would you rather sell directly to readers through self-publishing? No matter which route you choose, your ability to pick the right genre […]

How to Start Writing (4 Simple Steps)

The action of actually writing, putting your fingers over the keyboard and typing, or grabbing that pen and putting words down on paper, is only part of what it means to be a writer.  Writing is staring out the window, lost in thought.  Writing is experiencing life, and noticing the details.  Writing is people-watching.  Taking […]

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