There is a lot more to history than just the main setting where the story is taking place. To give a satisfying and complete picture of an era, a writer can use historical events from the headlines, food, music, fashions, weather, and more.
Inspiration for your next book can be one of the hardest things to find. But you don’t have to wait for your muse to hit you over the head with a bestselling idea. Here are some ideas to help you actively search for your next story.
What is the difference between self-publishing and traditional publishing? Here’s a comparison of the two ends of the publishing spectrum. Which is right for you?
If you use back matter in your published books correctly, you can go on to sell more books. So how do you use back matter effectively? Here are some ideas!
Do you have a strong writing voice? If you’re working on developing or finding your writing voice, or just want to clarify and make it stronger, here are 10 steps to get you there.
If your usual tricks don’t get you back on track, you might be suffering not just from a simple case of writer’s block but full-blown writer’s burnout. Here are six steps to overcoming the flame.
Facebook ads can be a great way to get your books in front of new readers and make more sales. While Facebooks ads aren’t easy to run effectively—they require periodic tweaking, refining, optimization, and refreshing—they also don’t take a lot of extra time.
If you are a full-time author or even just beginning to make money on your writing, then you should be treating your writing as a business! Check out these tips to get you started.
We’ve created a list of common editing mistakes that authors make, so you can watch out for them when you self-edit your books.
An author website is an essential marketing tool. With it, you can connect with readers, post content that will help you sell books, and free yourself from third-party sites. Check out these steps to creating an author website.
What are the fanfiction sites where you can upload your stories, and how do they compare to each other? Here are the top 3 fanfiction sites on the web.
Feeling a bit of writer’s block? Try using a writing prompt generator to wake up that creative genius!
Are you mentally exhausted and overwhelmed? Do you have to force yourself to get to the computer and write? You may be experiencing burnout. Here are tips for authors on how to overcome burnout—and prevent it from happening again.
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!
Character personality systems have their uses in character creation. They can help you define your character’s flaws, strengths, motivations, interactions with others, ways they see the world, and more.
With the right mindset, marketing your books can be a lot less frustrating and even become fun. Here are 7 tips to having the right marketing mindset.
Writers often break point of view, which confuses the reader and disconnects them from the story. Here are 5 tips for keeping a consistent point of view.
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!
For many, writing fanfiction is a completely foreign concept. Perhaps you have no idea where to start, or you’ve tried dipping your toes in and have become confused by the strange lingo used in the genre. Never fear, because here are 13 tips to help you write better fanfiction!