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What’s an Epilogue and Do I Need One?

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What’s an Epilogue and Do I Need One?

If you read a lot of novels, you’ve seen that some authors will use an epilogue at the end of their books. Not to be confused with an afterword, an epilogue is meant for fiction stories and is used to show what became of your characters at a future time. The sole purpose is to […]

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10 Tips for a Better Book Opening

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10 Tips for a Better Book Opening

The opening of your book is the place where readers will decide to keep reading or set aside your book — no pressure. So, your opening pages need to jump straight into your story without dawdling on about the protagonist’s history or how he/she ended up in the current predicament. The back story is 100% […]

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Beach Read Writing: Here’s What You Need to Know

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Beach Read Writing: Here’s What You Need to Know

A “beach read” is a book typically set at or near the beach, published in late spring to early summer. The intent for this popular sub-genre is to have these be the books people take to their summer vacations. The cover designs are typically colorful, with beachy aspects incorporated. Beach reads have been around for […]

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Set and Meet Summer Writing Goals

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Set and Meet Summer Writing Goals

A common challenge a writer can face is that there’s no one to tell them what to do, when to do it, how to do it, or even if they’ve done it well. That’s why setting writing goals to keep yourself accountable is so important. And with summer officially beginning this weekend, now’s the perfect […]

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Self-Publishing From Beginning to End

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Self-Publishing From Beginning to End

Self-publishing has come a long way in the past decade both in terms of the process, as well as the finished product. If you’re new to self-publishing, however, it may still feel a bit confusing at times. To make it as simple as possible, we break down the publishing process into three parts: pre-production, production, […]

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