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5 Ways to Paint Autumn into Your Writing

Filed in Ask the Editor by on October 27, 2015 1 Comment
5 Ways to Paint Autumn into Your Writing

How to Write About Fall There’s a reason one of the first pieces of advice any professional offers to a new writer forging ahead on the publishing journey is, “Show, don’t tell.” Readers don’t want to be told, they want to be shown. So, how does one show information? If we use seasons or weather as […]

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The One Step That Makes Finishing Your Book Way Easier

Filed in From the Desk of... by on October 23, 2015 1 Comment
The One Step That Makes Finishing Your Book Way Easier

Editorial Manager Erika Bennett talks about why it doesn’t matter if you haven’t finished writing your book—now is the best time to secure a publisher.  

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Hello, My Name Is: How a Great Intro Will Chart Your Book’s Path.

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on October 8, 2015 2 Comments
Hello, My Name Is: How a Great Intro Will Chart Your Book’s Path.

  Why Writing an Introduction Helps Chart Your Book’s Path. Imagine you have a map in front of you, but for some reason there is no starting point to lead your journey in the right direction. The same sentiment can be felt when you read a manuscript that doesn’t have a Preface/Introduction/Prologue section to briefly explain to […]

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Haven’t you heard? Books are the new black.

Filed in From the Desk of... by on September 30, 2015 5 Comments
Haven’t you heard? Books are the new black.

The newest numbers confirm what authors, book lovers and the publishing industry have all secretly known: People still love books. And they like the old-fashioned kind. Not just the kind of books you read on devices which require wall chargers. Polls show that Millennials (roughly defined as those between the ages of 18 and 34 in 2015), […]

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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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