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How to Stay Organized as a Writer – Beau Peters | Guest Post

How to Stay Organized as a Writer – Beau Peters | Guest Post

Writers are often creative and imaginative people. Unfortunately, that can also make them disorganized, at times. Creativity doesn’t necessarily have to mean clutter. In fact, surrounding yourself with disorganized files, a cluttered workspace, or other things that can contribute to a chaotic environment might do more harm than good. As a writer, having some sense

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Why Attending The Festival of Storytellers 2021 Is Important – Jennifer Jacksons | Guest Post

When was the last time you’ve attended a book festival? Was it many months ago? Or was it a year ago? There is no question that 2020 played a huge role to why you haven’t attended a book fair. Last year was unprecedented and the outlook for 2021 also remains uncertain. Millions of plans and

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Changing Trends in the Publishing Industry: 2021 – Charlie Svensson | Guest Post

2021 promises many things for the publishing industry, with many of the trends having begun to take hold 2 or 3 years ago. In many ways, therefore, 2021 is going to be a continuation of what is already there. If you like to predict this kind of stuff, you can make money doing it on

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How to Support Authors with Books out During Social Isolation – Arslan Hassan | Guest Post

The current pandemic has affected just about everyone. Authors are experiencing a difficult plight as people are too distracted and as events get canceled. In addition to this, many bookstores are not even allowing browsing, while Amazon has de-prioritized many books. The fact is that the world of publishing moves very fast. If authors do

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Book Publicity Campaign Extras: PR Elements to Boost Excitement – Diane H. Wong | Guest Post

Book publicity extras—like book tours and book parties—can boost media and reader awareness during your book’s launch. In addition to the book publicity basics you can expect from your publisher or hired publicist, there are a number of other tactical publicity elements that can be deployed in service of getting media attention for your book.   Book

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Children’s Books Never Go Out of Style – Kathryn Starke | Guest Post

Fifteen years ago, I wrote a children’s book to teach the seven continents to my second-grade students who could not imagine a world outside of their own community. Amy’s Travels became the first children’s picture book to teach all seven continents. Based on the true story of my college suitemate Amy, the example of Latina

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Writing Short Stories: 5 Authors on The Craft of Short Story Writing – K.T. Mehra | Guest Post

There is magic in a great short story.  Short stories can capture your imagination like nothing else, and in as short a time as your morning coffee break.  How do you write a great short story that moves someone in just a few pages? We’ve gathered 5 world-famous authors on just that!  Here’s 5 authors

How to Write a Strong Female Character the Right Way

How to Write a Strong Female Character the Right Way – Jennifer Jacksons | Guest Post

Over the past decades, the term “strong female characters” has become a buzzword in the literary world. Strong female characters basically refer to those women in books, poems, and other works of literature who possess strong qualities and convictions. They are the female characters that women in real life ought to idolize. For the past

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5 Tips on Writing for Children | Guest Post

Writing for children is not as easy as it seems. Compared to adults, children are more difficult to please, and their literary taste are harder to satisfy. When writing for children, it is always necessary to strike a balance between being amusing but not bewildering; reflective but not condescending; and distinct but not complex. If you

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The Half-Life of Published Works is Shrinking. Here’s What Publishers Need to Do – Paul Perry | Guest Post

Less than two minutes. That’s how long the average user spends on a website consuming content that interests them. The old days of publishing are long gone. Captive audiences no longer subscribe to a few news outlets, spending hours consuming one or more newspapers or magazines in their entirety over morning coffee. These days, people graze

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