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Editing 101 — How to Edit Your Book by Drafts

By |May 29th, 2019|Publishing, Writing|

After hours (months? years?) of painstaking work, you’ve finally gotten to the last page of your manuscript and feel ready to show the world. Congratulations! You’ve made it further than a lot of other writers. Are you ready to self-publish or send it off to an agent? Not quite. There are still quite a few revisions needed for your book. Here are some tips to help you learn how to edit your book.

ISBN and Barcodes: Tips for Self-Publishers

By |April 21st, 2019|Publishing|

One of your final steps in the journey is the attainment of an ISBN number and a barcode. This number identifies your book’s publisher, edition, publication region, and physical properties. The barcode is a graphical representation of your ISBN and pricing information. Simply put, they are a unique identifier for your publication—no other number or media will have that exact ISBN or barcode.

Want to Write a Book? Here are 5 Tips for Getting Started

By |May 6th, 2018|Publishing, Quick Tips, Writing|

So, you want to write a book. It’s one that you’ve been considering for a long time. Every time I’ve mentioned what I do for a living, I always have people say that they have wanted to write but just were not sure how to get started. Let's get started.

Writer’s Guide — What is a Theme? It’s What Your Story is Really About

By |August 21st, 2018|Writing|

“What’s your story about?” As a writer, you have probably been asked that questions many times. Often, writers fall into the trap of stating something like, “science fiction,” or “it’s a mystery novel.” However, they are simply giving the genre and not the theme. What is a theme? A theme simply answers what the story is about.

Writer’s Guide — Using Plot to Answer the Big Dramatic Question

By |October 4th, 2018|Writing|

Have you ever read a story where you had a hard time figuring out what was going on? Not in an Inception type of way, but more like you can’t figure out what the story is trying to accomplish. What is happening? A well-defined plot describes the main part of the story in which everything revolves. Knowing and answering the big dramatic question centers around the protagonist’s central conflict and keeps the reader interested in your story.

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