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How to Write a Book

5 Fundamental Tips For Writing Your First Novel

Jack Woodville London | Posted 10.12.2014 | Books
Jack Woodville London

Autumn is the season when word processors develop twitches in keyboards. Writers emerge from summers abroad, agents hunger for a new voice, publishers...

Lessons I Learne as a Writer, Part Three

Sheldon D. Newton | Posted 08.17.2014 | Good News
Sheldon D. Newton

Are you procrastinating in your writing because you fear that people may not want to read what you have to say? Are you afraid of failure so you make every excuse as to why you cannot finish what you have started?

Lessons I Learned As An Author

Sheldon D. Newton | Posted 08.12.2014 | Good News
Sheldon D. Newton

Do your best. Do your homework regarding your subject matter. Make sure you know what you are speaking about. Words written and sent to the world should make a difference. So write something which matters and for which you have passion and focus.

Writing Sex Scenes for the Non-Genre Novelist

Warren Adler | Posted 06.08.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

For mainstream, non-genre novelists, writing sex scenes into a story line poses some serious questions. Unlike pornography, which is intended to arous...

While He's Waiting

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 06.16.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Some people are great achievers. They have numerous interests and can always be found working on one stimulating project or another.

Author Platform: Use the News to Boost Your Book & Platform

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

Using the news can help boost the visibility of your book, your platform and you! Themes run through your platform and book, whether it is fiction or...

BookExpo America: Behind the Scenes for How to Write a Book

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 07.30.2013 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

When you build a career in any industry, it is important to get into the thick of things and learn as much as you can about the business activities involved so you can become more of an insider as opposed to just a spectator.

Do You Have the Writer Gene?

Dean Orion | Posted 07.29.2013 | Books
Dean Orion

Being a writer means walking through life with dozens of untold stories constantly bouncing around in your head -- a series of puzzles, each one more vexing than the last.

Using Archetypes to Get Your Book Written and Published

Lisa Tener | Posted 03.10.2013 | Books
Lisa Tener

I discovered Caroline Myss' new book Archetypes at the bottom of the mail pile this morning. As someone who works daily with the "Muse" archetype -- helping people every day to access their Creative Muse -- I immediately ripped open the package and read with relish.

Rehearse, Rewrite, Rehearse, Rewrite...

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 02.08.2013 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

An intellectual always wants to craft a clear and truthful work, one that presents their ideas in the best possible light, even if it means endless revamps and tweaks.

Book Spooks: The 13 Demons That Bar You From Writing Your Book -- And How to Slay Them

Lisa Tener | Posted 11.13.2012 | Books
Lisa Tener

Sure, maybe you're not that serious. It's just a fun fantasy. But more likely there truly is a book inside you yearning to get out and you're just suffering from one of the 13 Demons of Book Block.

Write the Right Book

Lisa Tener | Posted 10.22.2012 | Books
Lisa Tener

So how do you know what book to write? I tell my authors to do a pre-book audit -- and it always works.

Why Every Business Owner Should Publish a Book (and How to Do It)

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Penny C. Sansevieri

Publishing a book is a great way of growing your expert status and enhancing your credibility within your market.

If Your Book Is for Everyone, It Will Sell to No One

Arielle Ford | Posted 09.11.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

I recently read a manuscript written like a stream of conscious to the author's closest friend. I was bored and it was never clear to me who the book was for. That experience got me to thinking about some lessons for new authors...

Author Myth: Nothing New

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

To not write something that is kicking and screaming to get out of you because you think it has already been done is a huge mistake.

Mobile Book Authoring Transforms Your Publishing Workflow

Michael Ashley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Ashley

Today, writing means more than a pencil and paper -- it means mobile book authoring, editing and publishing. Here are four new technologies that will forever transform your workflow as an author.