Category Archives: Resource Tips

Should You Convert Your Books to Audiobooks?

Johannes Gutenberg introduced his printing press to the world in 1439. The device, with its ability to move the type, started a social revolution, and I have no doubt, the morning after the announcement, Mister Gutenberg found himself besieged by … Continue reading

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Editing Your Work

Revision is a passionless, cold, extraction of your beautiful thoughts, right? Not exactly. “It’s more likely that revision will save you from yourself, as it’s saved my writing many times,” said Austin Wiggins, author. There are two types of editing: line … Continue reading

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Three Ways To Introduce Your Main Character 

“One of the biggest bugaboos in manuscript submissions is when the author doesn’t properly introduce the protagonist (the main character) within the first chapter.” (Writers’ Digest) Readers want to know and relate to the character on an emotional level. If you … Continue reading

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How Do Readers Decide to Read Your Book?

How do book readers decide to read your book? They don’t. You do. How do you get them to want to read your book? Through marketing. Whether you self-publish or go the traditional route, you must market your own book(s). … Continue reading

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Plotting: How to Know Which Scenes to Include

How do writers know which scenes to include and which ones to summarize? Jody Hedlund, best-selling author of over a dozen YA medieval novels, offers a few great tips on writing scenes.  She says: “Obviously we can’t write every scene … Continue reading

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