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5 Reasons Why You Should Not Follow Genre Trends

5 Reasons Why You Should Not Follow Genre Trends

By on Dec 12, 2016 in Special Features

Genre trends and writing trends come and go. From vampires, to dystopian novels featuring overpowered, totalitarian governments, to New Adult romances featuring musicians or tortured bad boys who love motorcycles. The list is endless. And here is the truth: you do not need to follow them. Twilight spawned a long list of novels featuring the controlling, over-worried...

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How Not to Write a Nonfiction Book

How Not to Write a Nonfiction Book

By on Dec 5, 2016 in Non-Fiction, Writing Tips

There are many different aspects of writing and publishing a nonfiction book. In addition, the writing and publishing process for nonfiction books is different from fiction in many ways. However, today, we will be focusing on one aspect of nonfiction book – writing, and we will not be looking at the publishing process, even though it does merit attention by itself....

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How Not to Write a Male Protagonist

How Not to Write a Male Protagonist

By on Nov 30, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Protagonists have a key role in a story. They need to drive the story forward, they need to be active instead of reactive and they should be many other things to satisfy the needs of a story. Male protagonists appear deceptively easy to write and because of that, many times the protagonist’s characterization suffers as a result. It is also easy to assume that female...

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An Interview with Izai Amorim

An Interview with Izai Amorim

By on Nov 28, 2016 in Interviews

This is a sponsored interview We’re delighted to welcome author Izai Amorim to e-Books India with whom we carried out an interview. Izai told us about his background and his work as a writer. Continue reading to learn about Izai who is currently based in Germany and recently published his second novel entitled On the Run. Please tell us about you. Where are you...

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How to Write the Perfect Female Antagonist

How to Write the Perfect Female Antagonist

By on Nov 21, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Well, for starters, you could stop thinking of her as female first, antagonist second. It should be the other way around. Or, you could simply think of her as the antagonist, regardless of gender. If you were to create a male antagonist, how would you go for it? Could you use the same techniques if you are creating a female antagonist? The answer would be both yes...

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5 Plot Mistakes You Must Avoid

5 Plot Mistakes You Must Avoid

By on Nov 15, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Below, we are presenting five plot mistakes that might sneak up in your writing and have you pulling at your hair trying to fix them. Well, any writing mistake has the potential to do that, because one aspect of writing, for example, characterization, plotting, or worldbuilding, is not isolated from the others. In other words, a characterization mistake can easily...

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How to Start Showing and Stop Telling in Your Stories

How to Start Showing and Stop Telling in Your Stories

By on Nov 12, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Any aspiring writer knows the rule of “show, don’t tell.” In essence, the rule advises writers not to tell in their stories, but to show. What the rule does not dwell upon is how to show instead of tell in a story. The rule does not elaborate on how the writer can know that he has started showing and stopped telling in his story. Below, we have elaborated a bit on...

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How to Write Perfect Subtext in Your Stories

How to Write Perfect Subtext in Your Stories

By on Nov 4, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Subtext has many different forms of appearance in a single story. Subtext can appear between conversations of two or more characters as each unspoken word. Subtext reveals everything that the characters are not saying, but what they are feeling. It reveals motivation, emotion, and perspective to the reader, but rarely to the other characters. Moreover, subtext often...

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5 Things Freelancers Should Learn From Employer Branding

5 Things Freelancers Should Learn From Employer Branding

By on Oct 31, 2016 in Sales and Marketing

According to Universum, employer branding is “the process of promoting a company, or an organization, as the employer of choice to a desired target group, one which a company needs and wants to recruit and retain.” Employer branding isn’t a new thing. In 2009 Lara Moroko and Mark D. Uncles referred to employer branding as “a critical management tool for many...

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5 Tips for Writing from Multiple Points of View

5 Tips for Writing from Multiple Points of View

By on Oct 25, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Every writer writes differently, just as every reader likes to read different novels. Writing from multiple points of view is more challenging than writing from a single perspective, but it is doable, and when done right, a multiple perspective novel can be very enjoyable to read. Many writers get discouraged and decide to write from a singular perspective,...

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