Identifying Your Writing Style

Identifying Your Writing Style

Are you a writer who plots out every single detail? Or do you prefer to fly by the seat of your pants? Understanding your approach to writing can illuminate where you might need assistance, and identify your greatest strengths.

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How to Start a Writing Group

How to Start a Writing Group

Just mention the word “writer” and most people will envision a lone artist, sitting at their desk, toiling over a manuscript for months on end. And although most writers do spend a lot of time on their own, the truth is that writing is rooted in and nourished by community. But what if there aren’t any writing groups active in your area? If you build it, they will come: here are 4 tips to help you connect with your tribe and start a writing group of your own!

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4 Reasons to Get Professional Book Cover Design

4 Reasons to Get Professional Book Cover Design

The arrival of eBooks and online bookstores means the purpose and benefit of a well-designed book cover has expanded further than ever before. To be effective, your cover needs to be doing many things at once - and that’s why it’s necessary to enlist the help of professionals.

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How to Get Great Book Reviews

How to Get Great Book Reviews

As savvy writers know, getting a positive review from a respected source like Kirkus can do wonders for a book’s sales and credibility. We asked expert Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie at Kirkus Reviews, to tell us how authors can garner a great book review - and how to use it when it comes through!

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5 Tips to Make Your Kids Book Great

5 Tips to Make Your Kids Book Great

More than one famous author has said that of all the kinds of books out there, kids books may be the most important. With so many positive impacts, it’s good to know what kids like, and how your book can have a positive impact on their lives. Here are 5 quick tips to get you started!

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Writing and Publishing. Together at last.

Writing and Publishing. Together at last.

Publishing companies exist to sell units, not stories. The result? Many quality and important books never get published at all. But thankfully, things are beginning to change.

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Mastering the Trick of Titling

Mastering the Trick of Titling

What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to your book title, a lot! But finding the perfect title can be a challenge. Here are a few exercises to help you master the trick of titling!

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Why Your Voice Matters

Why Your Voice Matters

Finding and maintaining “a voice” can be a daunting task, especially for novice writers. As writers, our truths are in the details, and the importance of taking on this challenge cannot be overstated.

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