As an author, how should you format your manuscript to make it easier (and cheaper) for editors and designers? Read on to find out.
Do you get distracted when you should be writing? Or do you want to get more done than you are currently able to? Check out these 17 productivity tips for writers!
You can improve your novels with feedback from beta readers. But how do you find these readers, what exactly do they do, and what do you pay them? Read on to find out!
Do you need inspiration, a laugh, or advice? These 25 quotes from famous authors might be just the pick-me-up you need.
Have you ever tried using a voice recorder to "write" your book instead of typing it out? Check out this post for information to get you started!
As Thanksgiving approaches, we think more and more of the things we are grateful for. Here are 7 things we at My Book Cave are grateful for.
Are you as eccentric as most ebook authors?
All authors need a good book editor to look over their novels. To make sure you've found the right editor, try asking the editor these 8 questions!
Because authors put their work out their for anyone to see, they receive a lot of criticism. How can authors develop a thick skin and, instead of getting offended, use the criticism to their advantage?
Before writing a novel, it's important to do research on the location, the time period, the people, the food, and the hobbies and jobs of the characters. Here are a few ideas to help you research your novel!
Every author should give the Microsoft Word Text-to-Speech feature a try as they fine-tune their manuscripts. When you read your book aloud, your ears will find many errors, repetitive words, and even plot flaws that your eyes (and the eyes of others) will often miss.
Self-publishing can be intensive and overwhelming, but also rewarding. Here are some straightforward, self-publishing steps to help you through this process!
Length for print books mattered a lot, but what about ebooks? Take a peek at what does matter and what length is selling more books!
It may seem tempting to put your book out there immediately and start earning money, but good editing can make or break your novel. How many editors do you need?
Have you ever been confused about how to use or conjugate lay and lie? Mix-ups between these verbs is common, but with a few simple tips, you can always feel confident in your word choice.
Will swearing hurt your book sales? Many readers today will not be offended by a certain amount of profanity in books, but shocking words often pull readers out of the story. Read this before you decide how much profanity to put in your next book.
Romance often gets a bad rap, but romance sells more than any other genre besides general fiction. So today we share important tips on how to write a stronger romance novel.
Tenant/tenet, then/than, bad/badly—do you really know the difference? Here are some words that writers commonly confuse and examples on how to use them.
When recounting events, “then” is a weak transition. Try eliminating “then” with specific references to time or location, or by listing characteristics. The excessive use of "then" can quickly become repetitive and is a lazy way of showing sequences of events.