The Scary World of Self Publishing: 8 Myths Busted

By Kyoko M/ Self-publishing is a lot of things. It’s scary, exciting, and still in its toddler stages, stumbling around bumping into tables and giggling as it spins around in

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NaNoWriMo Mode: How To Keep Pace After The Writing Month Ends

By Cari Bennette/ Are you already starting to wonder how you’re going to keep up the break-neck productivity of the National Novel Writing Month when it ends? November’s drawing

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VLOG entry: Make or break a sentence from the first word

By Aggie Villanueva/ Whittle away what buries the art of your words beneath pulp, no matter the topic, no matter the genre. Absolutely eliminate passive voice with these two

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4 ways to do a book trailer and a comprehensive review of each

By Emlyn Chand/ Book trailers – they’re a hot new trend that’s sweeping the publishing industry. Only time will tell if this latest promotional device is a seasonal flavor

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Who will buy your book? Examine your writing with a business-mind

By Kira McFadden/ For years I’ve seen masses of articles, blogs, and quips about the publishing process. Many of these articles are about querying, editing your own work, what

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The best writing advice you will ever receive in 10 powerfully simple points

By T.S. Welti/ We've all heard the saying “The best writing is rewriting”, which was first coined by E.B. White and is now regurgitated an average of every five

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10 ways to write a book review and what to do when the book sucks

By Emlyn Chand/ Book reviews. They’re where I found my start as a writer. They’re where many of us find our starts as bloggers. They’re a great way to spread

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Writing is good for the soul but bad for the body. Don’t let the craft kill you.

By ME Summer/ I work for a national health care company as a freelance instructional designer, and one of my department compatriots sent out a link to a fantastic

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The adventures of a self-published Canadian kids’ book author: Feet on the ground, head in the clouds

By Susan Ross/ I am a self-published author with four titles under my belt and thousands of books in my basement (at the mercy of two cats) and in

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5 simple ways to make your blog more visually appealing to readers

By Emlyn Chand/ Each time a blogger applies to become a Novel Publicity blog tour host, I break out my handy evaluation worksheet and go to work assessing this new blog.

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