Category: Hobbies and Interests

The Four People Every Author Needs

13 Feb, 2019 , , , , ,

Writing may be a solitary exercise, but every author will discover as their book progresses that no one ever strictly works alone. In fact, you may find along the way that there are actually a few key players who are instrumental to your book’s success. These are who you can depend on to continually move […]

Create the Perfect Space for Writing

6 Feb, 2019 , , , ,

One of the best things you can do to stay motivated to keep plugging along on your book is to have a space where the inspiration and creativity flows freely. Setting up a home office or workstation can be a tricky endeavor, though, because you want to ensure that it feels inviting, and like a […]

Create An Unforgettable Ending to Your Story

23 Jan, 2019 , ,

Just as the first pages of your story are crucial for grabbing and holding your readers’ attention, the last pages of your book are equally important to ensure your story has an impact. How you finish your book will determine how well your story resonates with readers. And a great ending can leave your audience […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Authors

2 Jan, 2019 , , , ,

2019 is officially here! It’s a great time to turn your attention to writing and sharing your story. Need a little inspiration to make writing a priority in 2019? Then consider these essential resolutions that will ensure you stay motivated and keep writing in the months to come. Six New Years Resolutions for Writing 1. […]

Six Tips for Positioning Yourself As The Expert

19 Dec, 2018 , , , ,

Whether you are writing a book, starting a business, or positioning yourself to be the “go-to” person in a particular field, it’s essential that your audience or readers see you as The Expert. This rule of thumb applies regardless of your ambition, or your particular subject, as you’ll attract new fans and followers simply by […]

Overcoming The Challenges of Writing Your Story

12 Dec, 2018 , , , ,

When it comes to writing and publishing your very first book, be prepared for a few expected and unexpected obstacles. Sharing your story is certainly a worthy endeavor that can provide plenty of both short-term satisfaction and long-term success. But the road to get from idea to a piece of literature in print can certainly […]

Want to Get Your Reader’s Attention Quickly?

5 Dec, 2018 , , , , , , ,

If you have spent hours browsing through books online or at a brick and mortar bookstore, then you already know that those first few pages can carry a lot of weight. The beginning of your book sets the tone for the story to come. It is your opportunity to grab and hold a reader’s attention […]

Five Ways to Quickly Improve Your Writing

28 Nov, 2018 , , , , , , , , ,

It takes a lot of practice and hard work to create a book — even if it’s your own story! And even top selling authors have to continually hone their craft, and constantly work to improve their writing skills. Luckily, if you are on a mission to be a better writer – which is a […]

The Surprising Mental Benefits of Writing

21 Nov, 2018 , , , , , , , , , ,

Writing isn’t just a way to get your story out to the masses – it’s also a therapeutic exercise that can have world of benefits for your mood, your mental capabilities, and your overall outlook! In fact, researchers and psychologists around the world have studied the benefits of putting pen to paper, (or fingertips to […]

For Authors: A Guide to Proofreading

13 Nov, 2018 , , , , , , ,

You’ve finished your last page, you’ve used your spelling and grammar check throughout your massive document, and you’re ready to share your story with the world! But there’s still one last step to go that’s arguably one of the most important in the writing process – Proofreading. The good news is that with a partner […]

Three Reasons Why You Should Share Your Story

8 Nov, 2018 , , , , ,

One of the biggest roadblocks new writers face, especially if they are writing about something personal and important to them, is the fear that no one wants to hear what they have to say. Putting yourself on paper, and exposing your story to the world, can certainly be intimidating because it takes a lot of courage […]

Six Ways to Stimulate Creativity And Improve Your Book

24 Oct, 2018 , , , , , , , ,

Every author has that moment during the writing process when they hit a wall. It can come during a challenging part of your story, when you’re first outlining your book, or even in the midst of writing. It’s when you suddenly find yourself staring at a blank page, with no direction on how to proceed. […]

Five Tips for Boosting and Promoting Your Book

12 Sep, 2018 , , , , , , ,

Once your book is written and ready to publish, the challenge for any writer is to get it read! So how do you share your story, and generate interest once it’s on the market? Start with these key marketing tips to ensure that your book is as popular as possible, regardless of your unique story. […]

The Ultimate Guide to Editing Your Book

29 Aug, 2018 , , , , ,

Book editing is one of the most important steps of book writing.   It is a process that requires much concentration and focus because it involves the thorough analysis of the entire manuscript or the rough draft and turning it into a polished product. Here, you’re also going to be applying corrections wherever needed.   […]

Tell Your Story and Write The Book You Want to Read

23 Aug, 2018 , , , , , ,

Writing is an art and a science.   I always like to say that writing a book is like baking chocolate chip cookies. All you need is the right recipe.   At the same time, writing a book is a very personal, creative process that pushes you beyond your limits and anything you thought yourself […]

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