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Find A Strong Voice

TweetVoice is a combination of style, tone and something that is unique to the writer. JK Rowling, J.D. Salinger, Anne Rice all have one thing in common: a unique voice that is genuine to them and the way they see the world. A well executed voice is important to both fiction as well as non-fiction! […]

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7 Tips to Keep a Consistent Pace in Your Book

Tweet1. Action. Action scenes bring excitement to the story and move the plot forward. It is important to “show” and not “tell” in these scenes. Make your reader feel like they are a part of the action. 2. Dialogue. Alternate dialogue and description to keep a steady pace throughout. Keep your dialogue engaging and realistic, […]

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5 Tips for Writing a Synopsis

TweetBefore you send the synopsis of your novel to a potential literary agent or publisher follow these 5 tips to make your synopsis the best it can be: 1. A synopsis should be 1-2 paragraphs explaining the core of your book. It should NOT be a few pages long detailing every point in your novel. […]

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5 Tips for Developing Your Characters in a Screenplay

TweetScreenplays are a balancing act between dialogue, plot and characters, but a well rounded character can make or break your screenplay. Here are some tips to write strong characters:   1. Make your main character likeable right from the start: even if your character is a bad person in the moral sense, the audience needs […]

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6 Tips For Writing a Book Proposal

TweetYour book proposal for your non-fiction book, should argue why your book is unique and marketable and why you are the person to write it. Make sure to include:    1. Overview: Explain why you wrote your book and what sets it apart from others in the marketplace. It is important to show why your […]

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5 Tips to Show and NOT to Tell

TweetTo improve the showing and not telling areas of your book, yo may find the following tips helpful. The more you work on these, the more you will grow as an author: 1) Use dialogue to help with characterization and provide characters’ emotions through their words. 2) Write about WHY your characters are doing the […]

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6 Tips for Writers to Promote Their Book

TweetUnless you are Ken Follett, the publisher won’t have the budget to market your book. If you don’t promote your book yourself, no one else will. Start early, before you send your book out to agents! 1. Build a network of supporters on email and social networks. 2. Start a blog related to the subjects […]

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5 Things Authors Need to Ask Themselves Before Writing A Non-Fiction Book

TweetThese are essential questions for authors who want to write a non-fiction book! 1) Who is your target audience, and what is your market? 2) Why would someone would want to buy and read your book? 3) Will your book differ from the other book on the same or similar topic? Is there a need […]

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Writing your Fiction Book Synopsis

Tweet Before you send your fiction book proposal out to literary agents, check out this list of what you should and should not include when writing a book synopsis. What to Include: -Narrative arc: a synopsis conveys the narrative arc, an explanation of the plot, the characters, and how the novel ends. -Let your writing […]

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Branding Yourself: How to Begin Setting Yourself Apart

TweetBranding is the most important part of advertising in the modern world.  Differentiating your brand from others helps to establish your target audience and create a loyal following. The same concept applies to you as an author.  Branding yourself helps you raise your profile and build a following, which gives you a stronger appeal to […]

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