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5 Key Ingredients for Writing Success

5 Key Ingredients for Writing Success

By on Jul 25, 2016 in Self Help

Every writer has a different definition of success. Most writers admit that nothing compares to getting the first fan letter, and some say that success for them is simply writing the first draft of a novel. When it comes to writing, success means different things to different writers. However, that does not dispute the fact that there are writers who are considered...

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How to Not to Write Conflict in Your Stories

How to Not to Write Conflict in Your Stories

By on Jul 22, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Conflict seems like such an easy concept that many writers think they’re doing it right, even when they’re doing it wrong. This happens because of the illusion that if two characters argue on the page or that if the protagonist and antagonist are facing off, it means conflict. Many writers also tend to confuse tension with conflict. However, the two terms are very...

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21 Lessons Authors Can Learn From Jeff Bezos

21 Lessons Authors Can Learn From Jeff Bezos

By on Jul 20, 2016 in Special Features

Over the past two decades, Jeff Bezos, the mastermind of Amazon, has rewritten the book on innovation. Originally an online bookstore, Amazon, now a multi-billion dollar company, specializes in everything from books to automotive parts. What’s more, with the creation of Kindle and its contribution to self-publishing, the company has revolutionized the publishing...

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How to Handle Dark Topics in your Fiction Stories

How to Handle Dark Topics in your Fiction Stories

By on Jul 18, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Great stories often touch upon dark topics that can be difficult to write about. The presence of dark topics often adds richness to the story, and expands and adds dimension to the characters, making the story a seamless whole. In other words, sometimes, you need to handle the dark topics because the story and the plot require it. Dark topics prevail in thriller and...

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4 Methods to Help You Write a Novel [Infographic]

4 Methods to Help You Write a Novel [Infographic]

By on Jul 15, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Writing a novel isn’t something that can be done using one particular method, which will work for every writer. A writer needs to find his/her own method that allows the individual to be creative, experiment and produce excellent stories. Having said this, examples of different methods can certainly provide useful prompts. The following infographic shares 4 methods...

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An Interview with Bestselling Author Anna Hackett

An Interview with Bestselling Author Anna Hackett

By on Jul 14, 2016 in Interviews

Today, we’re honoured to have bestselling author Anna Hackett join us at e-Books India. Continue reading to learn about Anna, her background, her approach to writing, and about her books, including her latest release entitled Niko. Please tell us about you. Where are you from? What is your professional background and how did you become an author? I’m Anna and I’m a...

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5 Tips for Making Your Manuscript Publishable

5 Tips for Making Your Manuscript Publishable

By on Jul 11, 2016 in Self-Publishing Tips

These days, anyone can publish anything. You can blog every day about any topic, you can self-publish an e-book on Amazon and other platforms and you don’t have to wait to get noticed by a publishing house to publish your novel in the traditional manner. You might even get lucky and get a deal with a publishing house after you’ve self-published on Amazon. There are...

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How to Write a Mystery Novel [Infographic]

How to Write a Mystery Novel [Infographic]

By on Jul 8, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

A mystery novel is uniquely different from other types of stories. A crime is central to the plot, and a murder usually needs to be solved. A conflict exists between a protagonist and a criminal who keeps trying to avoid getting caught. The following infographic offers some tips on how to write a classic mystery novel. If you found this infographic useful, please...

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How to Use the Real World When Writing Paranormal Fiction

How to Use the Real World When Writing Paranormal Fiction

By on Jul 6, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Paranormal fiction takes the readers into an alternate Earth where ghost and other ghoulish creature prowl in the night – or day, in some cases. When it is well done, it makes the readers afraid of what’s to come for the protagonist and other characters in the novel. However, paranormal stories rarely inspire such fear in the readers because they know from the start...

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