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7 Stages Most Books Are Stuck in

Filed in Author Inspirations by on June 11, 2019 0 Comments
7 Stages Most Books Are Stuck in

1. The Dream Stage. You have a dream of writing and becoming an author, but you just don’t know where to begin. 2. The Idea Stage. You actually have a really good idea–and other people tell you it is–but you’re not sure how to develop it. 3. The Message Stage. You just taught an incredible […]

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Establishing Rapport and Credibility in Nonfiction

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on June 6, 2019 0 Comments
Establishing Rapport and Credibility in Nonfiction

I often find myself telling authors that they must establish rapport and credibility with their readers before anyone begins reading their book. This is vital for a number of reasons. The most important reason is that as an author, you want potential, on-the-fence readers to keep reading. You want them to recommend your book to […]

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5 Writing Prompts To Make You A Better Writer

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5 Writing Prompts To Make You A Better Writer

Reading and writing every day is the best way to sharpen your craft. What if you (like many people) don’t have time to sit down and write lengthy paragraphs on a daily basis? Or what if you need a little help with what to write? These quick and easy writing prompts and exercises are concise […]

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How to Write Your Life Story

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on May 30, 2019 0 Comments
How to Write Your Life Story

One aspect of writing that I love is when we stop to look inward at ourselves. We take note of the choices we’ve made in our lives and they present a multitude of stories to tell. Most writers don’t think it is that easy. I have received a lot of messages over the years from […]

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Writing a Great Author Bio

Filed in Ask the Editor by on May 28, 2019 0 Comments
Writing a Great Author Bio

Your manuscript is done. It has been through the rewrite and revision, beta reading, and editing processes. You can see the finish line, and you are so ready to feel the sense of accomplishment that comes with crossing over that invisible line. Then, your dreams come to screeching halt! Your publisher asks you to submit […]

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