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How to Get Your Book into Foreign Markets

How to Get Your Book into Foreign Markets

By on Sep 26, 2016 in Special Features

Getting a book published in foreign markets is something every author should consider. You can have your book translated in a foreign language, which is preferable if you wish to reach a wider audience, or you can try to sell your book in English and trust that first, there is a large number of people who speak English as a second or foreign language, and second,...

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5 Tips to Help You Approach the First Draft of Your Book the Right Way

5 Tips to Help You Approach the First Draft of Your Book the Right Way

By on Sep 21, 2016 in Fiction

There is no “right” approach to writing a first draft, in the sense that you need to do all of the things we will describe below to do it right. No, what we mean by approaching your first draft the right way is doing so in a manner that will make it easier for you to write it. Once you’ve made the decision to start writing a book without stopping until you’ve...

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5 Dialogue Mistakes You Need to Address Immediately

5 Dialogue Mistakes You Need to Address Immediately

By on Sep 19, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Writers either love or hate writing dialogue, because it seems easy in theory, but it’s also very easy to make mistakes that disrupt the flow of the story, and have a negative effect on your story and your writing in general. The mistakes presented below are not rules that have been broken, but are simply ways of writing dialogue that have a negative on the...

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5 Types of Blog Posts That Will Increase the Popularity of Your Blog

5 Types of Blog Posts That Will Increase the Popularity of Your Blog

By on Sep 15, 2016 in Special Features

Having your own blog and having many followers and readers is not that easy today. First of all, blogs are not what they used to be. At the beginning, only the bravest, most technologically savvy writers could start a blog, and even then, a blog served as a place where they shared their own thoughts and opinions about a certain topic, or shared their own experiences...

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5 Tips to Help Writers Create Dazzling Infographics

5 Tips to Help Writers Create Dazzling Infographics

By on Sep 8, 2016 in Special Features

The term infographics refers to information graphics, and in essence, it means relaying information accompanied by pleasing graphics and colors. The combination of information and eye-catching graphics makes it easier for the readers to absorb and understand the information that’s being relayed, and as such, infographics have become very popular in the last decade....

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5 Reasons Why Authors Fail at Content Marketing

5 Reasons Why Authors Fail at Content Marketing

By on Sep 5, 2016 in Sales and Marketing, Self-Publishing Tips

Most authors go about their books and their craft without stopping to think about content marketing. They hear the word marketing and it makes them think of advertising, and well, that seems easy. And it may be true – advertising is not that difficult. Marketing, content marketing to be precise, needs forethought and other elements that you might not be focusing on....

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How to Create Beautiful Imagery in Fiction

How to Create Beautiful Imagery in Fiction

By on Sep 1, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Creating beautiful imagery in fiction is not difficult, and it can catapult a good story into a masterpiece. These days, every writer has heard the rule “show, don’t tell”, especially when it comes to describing the emotions and actions of characters. Creating beautiful imagery means showing more than just emotions and actions. It means painting the world around...

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How to Publish Your Short Story in a Literary Magazine

How to Publish Your Short Story in a Literary Magazine

By on Aug 29, 2016 in Special Features

Getting published, traditionally, these days is a very difficult feat. For every writer out there who has been published in a magazine or offered a book deal, there are numerous others who haven’t. This does not mean it is impossible to get published, but you need to write really, really well, and be incredulously lucky. And for every writer out there who knows what...

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How Not to Structure Your Story

How Not to Structure Your Story

By on Aug 24, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

It is difficult to write a story. It is even more difficult to write a good story on the first try. That’s why writers often talk about first drafts, and how the novel or story they’ve published has evolved and changed from the time the author first started writing it until the final edit before publication. On the other hand, you may edit your story many times...

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5 Reasons Why Writers Should Do Stand-Up Comedy

5 Reasons Why Writers Should Do Stand-Up Comedy

By on Aug 22, 2016 in Special Features

When we say writers should do stand-up comedy we do not, in any way, recommend a change of profession for full time writers, because while every stand-up comedian is a writer, not every writer is a stand-up comedian. But, getting up on stage and delivering a few funny bits to an audience can be highly beneficial for full time writers. However, getting up on stage is...

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