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7 Emotions You Will Feel After Publishing Your First Book – Scott Mathews | Guest Post

7 Emotions You Will Feel After Publishing Your First Book – Scott Mathews | Guest Post

It is often said that the greatest human endeavor is that of creation, where a human being goes beyond his or herself in order to give rise to the existence of something that was previously not there. Whether you’re creating a new piece of software, a new painting, a new book, or simply a good

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8 Tips on Handling Criticism for Beginner Writers – Serena Dorf | Guest Post

Many of us at a point in our writing career wonder what the journey to the top must have been like for the writers we so much admire. You have read several works of your writing mentor/role model and your writing seems to be at par with theirs. Despite this, your editor has rejected your

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Damning with Quaint Praise: The Five-Star Descent of Book Criticism into a Children’s Sports Day for Adults – Henry Coburn | Guest Post

Understatement is British. It is ours inherently. It is our nature to describe abject misery as ‘a little bit of a bother’. We can denounce Tony Blair as ‘a tad disingenuous’, Susan Boyle as ‘no oil painting’, and damn eternally someone we despise as ‘not exactly charming’. Ironic litotes is our Excalibur. That is why

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Improving Skills: 9 Best Blogs to Follow About Writing – Joseph McLean | Guest Post

Being a writer – be it a creative writer, technical writer, journalist, blogger – is fantastic. However, as every profession, writing comes with its burden, as well. Namely, we all have faced a writer’s block, lack of inspiration, creative stagnation, and similar culprits at some point when writing. In fact, these things are very common,

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Overcoming Writer’s Block with Automatic Transcription | Guest Post

If you’re a writer—of books, essays, scripts, blog posts, whatever—you’re familiar with the phenomenon: the blank screen, a looming deadline, and a sinking feeling in your gut that pairs poorly with the jug of coffee you drank earlier. If you know that rumble all too well: this post is for you. Maybe it’ll help you

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The Future of Publishing – Kestell Duxbury | Guest Post

‘Simply putting a book into the cloud and onto a screen doesn’t make it anymore superior than a paper book.’ Marcelino Elosua said this to me when I first went to meet him at BlueBottleBiz. He is the CEO and Founder of the company, a collaborative learning platform, and LID Publishing, which turned 25 in

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8 Tips for Writing Realistic Characters – Lucas Cappel | Guest Post

Today, more novels are being published and read than ever before. Around 407,000 novels were published in the US in 2007 alone. One of the ways to make yours stand out is knowing how to create realistic characters. So how do you do this? The following eight tips will help you   1. Make Your

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Radio Espial: Publishing, Self-Publishing and Technology with Jeremy Thompson (Troubador and Matador) [VIDEO]

Jeremy Thompson of Troubador and Matador Publishing joined presenter Mick Rooney on Radio Espial to discuss all things publishing, self-publishing, digital publishing and technology.

5 Reasons Why I Am Not Writing This From The Beach

5 Reasons Why I Am Not Writing This from the Beach – Warren Fowler | Guest Post

Everyone dreams of a writer’s life. You book your trip to Seychelles. You pack your laptop and light beach clothes. Sunglasses and flip-flops are a must. You enjoy at least two months of vacation there since you can afford it. How can you afford it? Well, you’re working right there, on the beach. You’re making

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How Internet Pirates Affect Authors and the Publishing Industry – Jack White | Guest Post

Ebook piracy is a big threat that publishers and authors alike need to confront head on. Ebook piracy has significantly encroached into the profit margins of the publishing industry. The recent online copyright infringement research conducted by Kanter Media estimated that about 4 million or 17% of ebooks are read through online piracy. The 7th

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