Self-editing in no way replaces a professional editor, but it will result in a cleaner, better novel. So here are eight self-editing steps to help you set your novel up for success.
You probably know that HTTPS sites are more secure than HTTP sites, but do you need that extra security for your author website? Here is why we recommend using HTTPS.
Growth leads to writing better books and to becoming a better person, but how do you know you are growing as an author, and what can you do to intentionally continue to grow?
Amazon has long been the odd man out in the world of ebook files for their requirement of MOBI files. But Amazon just announced that to simplify the uploading process, they will begin using EPUB files on June 28, 2021.
If you’re aiming to be published by one of the Big 5 publishers, or you just want to learn more about them, read on for more information and some manuscript-submission tips.
Plot holes are inconsistencies or gaps in the story or in the characters of a novel. Here are 6 types of plot holes, along with tips on how to fix them.
Book presentations are nice stream of secondary income. It takes time to build visibility, but when you use humor to connect with the audience, your presentation will be a success and open the door to more possibilities.
Having reviews can help you sell more books, but getting those first few reviews can be difficult. Here are some tips on writing a review request, along with a template to help you get it right the first time.
Need a little pick-me-up? Browse these inspiring quotes that will encourage you to keep writing.
With an outline, you can easily get your book started, identify plot holes, cut out fluff, and reduce writer’s block. Check out these steps for creating a book outline.
If you write fantasy, you may include one of these mythical creatures in your story. If you do, here are some things to keep in mind when writing these creatures.
Blogging is harder than it looks! Here are 10 blog mistakes to avoid, whether you are a seasoned blogger or just starting out.
Being an author is a lot of work, and it is important to celebrate the successes in your writing journey to encourage yourself to keep going, to feel accomplishment, to increase motivation, and to give yourself a break from all that work.
Short book teasers are great to use on your website to catch the readers’ attention and entice them to learn more or to buy your book. But how do you write a great, attention-grabbing teaser? Here are some simple tips!
Using strong verbs can help you fulfill that adage of “show, don’t tell.” Here are several ways you can switch out weak verbs for strong verbs.
Looking for that perfect, punchy adjective? Here is a list of our favorite strong adjectives.
Cutting out tautology will make your writing more concise and professional, so watch out for these common tautology phrases while self-editing your writing.
Email templates, otherwise know as canned responses, allow you to save a response; you can pull up an existing template and only fill in key information, so you don’t have to retype common emails. These templates can make answering your email faster and easier!
You can make your story more interesting by cutting out the fluff, so here are 7 ways you can tighten your writing.