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Passive Voice: It’s So Passé

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on September 29, 2015 1 Comment
Passive Voice: It’s So Passé

  Passive voice has a time and place in writing, as it serves to be a stylistic additive in many books and papers. In some cases, people prefer passive voice in creative pieces, such as poetry and prose; however, writing in passive voice too often in your fiction and non-fiction pieces can cloud your writing. The […]

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Back to “School” To Re-Start Your Book

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on September 3, 2015 2 Comments
Back to “School” To Re-Start Your Book

The idea has been realized; the outline has been established; maybe a couple of pages have already been written for the book that has been placed on your heart to write. Yet as with all writers, regardless of education, skill set or experience, obstacles will come about to impede progress and, if left unchecked, will […]

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How-To Write: All About Historical Fiction, Real Characters

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How-To Write: All About Historical Fiction, Real Characters

In historical fiction, your focus as the author may be toward authenticating the setting, presenting believable characters and creating a compelling storyline that will grab readers and hold their attention from beginning to end. What can be an aspect missed while writing historical fiction is the opportunity to allow readers access to the main characters’ […]

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4 Tips for Writing Children’s Books on Grown-Up Topics

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4 Tips for Writing Children’s Books on Grown-Up Topics

When many think of writing children’s books, images of talking animals communicating with awe-struck children come to mind. Many of these children’s stories aptly summarize the youthful whimsy of naivety, as the young protagonists are captivated by every angle of his or her growing experience. Some may even feel the role of children’s books would be […]

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“For the Kids” vs. “To the Kids”: How to Write Your Children’s Book

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“For the Kids” vs. “To the Kids”: How to Write Your Children’s Book

  Are you writing and self-publishing a children’s book? It’s vital to consider a few critical questions, which will ultimately determine your word choices and content within your book. Aside from deciding the basics, such as fiction or non-fiction and the theme or overall topic, the next most important thing to determine is your target […]

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