Author Experience: Garth Laidlaw

Author Experience: Garth Laidlaw

The bond formed between FriesenPress’ published authors and their production team is a powerful one. Our Author Experience feature gives our authors a platform to tell the story behind the publication of their story, in their own words. 

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8 Tips For Better Back Cover Content

8 Tips For Better Back Cover Content

Your book's cover is the bait, but the back cover content is the true hook - one that turns a reader’s curiosity into action.

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The Importance of Professional Editing, Part 2

The Importance of Professional Editing, Part 2

In the second of this two-part piece, we finish mapping out three different stages of editing, plotting a route that will guide you safely to your dream destination: a published author whose book is ready to take on the literary marketplace!

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The Importance of Professional Editing, Part 1

The Importance of Professional Editing, Part 1

Editing is a journey, and one you dare not take alone. In this two-part piece, we map out three different stages of editing, plotting a route that will guide you safely to your dream destination: a published author whose book is ready to take on the literary marketplace!

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5 Tips for Planning a Successful Book Launch

5 Tips for Planning a Successful Book Launch

Because releasing your book into the world should be a celebration, not something you dread.

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Readability 101: Designing the Interior of Your Book

Readability 101: Designing the Interior of Your Book

A book's text design is far less eye-catching than its cover — so much so that it’s easy to forget the text is designed at all. This is a good thing.

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Taking Stock: How and Where to Find Images for Your Book Cover

Taking Stock: How and Where to Find Images for Your Book Cover

Stock images provide the starting point from which your designer can create imaginative and innovative cover designs, at little or no cost to you.

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Dear Author, Adverbs are Not Your Friend! Love, Your Editor

Dear Author, Adverbs are Not Your Friend! Love, Your Editor

A FriesenPress Editor explains how adverbs do a disservice to both you and your reader.

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Story Beginnings: building epic new worlds in Fantasy

Story Beginnings: building epic new worlds in Fantasy

Dreaming of writing a book, but aren't sure where to begin? Our Story Beginnings series explores the framework and key elements of writing genres and sub-genres, to help inspire you to craft a great story of your own.

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Do-Re-Mi: Tips for Training Your Narrative Voice

Do-Re-Mi: Tips for Training Your Narrative Voice

A writer's narrative voice is their primary instrument of personal expression. And just like any classically trained vocalist, there are myriad benefits to discovering new  techniques and styles.

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