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How to Write Paranormal Fiction

By on Mar 13, 2017 in Fiction, Writing Tips

A male vampire and a human girl meet at school, and their relationship continues as a complex friendship and love. Does this sound familiar? This is the story of Twilight written by Stephenie Meyer. Twilight belongs to the paranormal genre of fiction. If you wish to write paranormal fiction, then your novel must contain magic or supernatural people like vampires or...

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Review of Smashwords Publishing

By on Mar 13, 2017 in Self-Publishing Platform Reviews

Headed up by Mark Coker, Smashwords.com is an eBook self-publishing company that has been going since 2008. If you’re interested in getting your eBook onto this particular platform, check out the following review of Smashwords publishing: Check out the Smashwords Style Guide The Smashwords Style Guide is a document available online and is a good place to start, to...

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5 Lessons That Writers Can Learn from Richard Branson

By on Mar 13, 2017 in Special Features

Virgin Group’s founder Sir Richard Branson is one of the few people in the world who can honestly say that he’s done it all – he’s a savvy businessman who’s been through ups and downs (mostly ups, as evidenced by his $4.2 billion net worth). He’s a philanthropist, an adventurer, and even a best-selling author. The lessons that he has learned through all of his...

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5 Writing Lessons from Chetan Bhagat

By on Mar 13, 2017 in Writing Tips from Famous Authors

The essence of any writing is, whether it is accepted and adored by the public. If it is, then your writing is a piece of success. Chetan Bhagat is one such writer who has written quite  a few books by breaking all conventional rules of writing, while still being able to hold on to a strong fan base around the world. Chetan Bhagat is indeed the present youth icon of...

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15 Top Independent Publishers That Authors Should Know About

15 Top Independent Publishers That Authors Should Know About

By on Mar 13, 2017 in Special Features

If you’ve always dreamt of being traditionally published and have either being rejected by large publishers, or just don’t want to work with them, you do have other options. There are numerous small and mid-market presses who might be just the type of publisher that would be interested in your book. In this article, we take a look at 15 such publishing houses....

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21 Top Literary Agencies that Authors Should Know About

21 Top Literary Agencies that Authors Should Know About

By on Mar 13, 2017 in Special Features

If you want to publish your book the traditional way, you’ve most likely thought about literary agents. If you’re looking for a literary agent to represent you and negotiate contracts on your behalf with publishing houses, we’ve compiled a list of 21 top literary agencies you should take a look at. Read on to learn who these are.   1. Andrea Brown Literary...

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The Mind-Set of a Successful Author Career

By on Mar 12, 2017 in Self Help

What is it that differentiates authors who never gain real success from those that have a truly successful career? At the very core of the difference is a set of thinking patterns and beliefs and a commitment to live out certain thoughts and attitudes. Read on to find out more: An understanding of how thoughts impact the way we feel Your thoughts impact the way you...

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How to Plan a Series of Books

By on Mar 12, 2017 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Writing a series can be difficult – but it can also be the best work you will produce as a writer. Readers love reading series because there is something incredibly beautiful in joining the same set of characters on a new adventure. Publishers love series too because each installment after the first one will have a fan base. And writers love them because there is a...

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How to Turn from a Writer into a Writer-Entrepreneur

How to Turn from a Writer into a Writer-Entrepreneur

By on Mar 5, 2017 in Self Help

Being a writer-entrepreneur means one thing: you write for a living – and you’re succeeding at it. Note that we are not talking about commercial success, movie deals for your novel, but the kind of success that allows you to do what you love and be comfortable and not worry about bills. If you’re holding down a day job it doesn’t mean that you’re not a...

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5 Changes You Need to Make to Your Author Website Immediately

5 Changes You Need to Make to Your Author Website Immediately

By on Feb 26, 2017 in Sales and Marketing

Writers are not just writers – they need to be entrepreneurs, marketing experts, and business people to succeed today. Today, there are so many writers, so many books on Amazon, some of which are free or at a very low price. It’s very difficult to tap into a market – and yes, it is a market, even if you want to say “I want to write because I love to write.” Here is...

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