To use or not to use a semicolon? Become a semicolon master with these 5 quick tips.
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?
Are your ebook images too large? Avoid common mistakes and make sure you have the best image size for ebook.
Most most of us are familiar with the screenshot button on our keyboards, but what if you want only a small part of the screen? What you need is a free screenshot tool to make your life easier.
Have you tried using drop caps to set your ebook apart? This tutorial explains what drop caps are and how they can be accomplished, as well as some of the pitfalls you'll encounter.
So you're a WEIRD author. That's great news! Celebrate your uniqueness with one of these funny writer shirts
Should you publish your novel as an ebook? What about just publishing an ebook and forgoing the print version? What is right for your book?
Using custom fonts to set your ebook apart is easy to do. We'll show you how to do it with Jutoh software. But be aware that there are some pitfalls.
Your best market consists of those readers who have already chosen to hear from you. In other words, you need a mailing list.
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.
How important is having an online presence for authors? Could you be losing sales by not being easy to contact? Find out just how important it is to make yourself available and stand out from the crowd.
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.
When should you use apostrophes with omitted letters and possessives? Which way should they face? A few simple rules will help you use apostrophes with confidence.
We are excited to announce that My Book Ratings is almost ready for debut. On My Book Ratings all books submitted will have a permanent content-rated listing that readers will be able to search. Look for upcoming notices and get ready to post content-ratings on all your favorite books.
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.
Punctuation usually goes inside quotation marks, especially in dialogue, but that is not always the case with other usage. Deciding where to put punctuation with quotation marks is simple if you follow a few rules.
We see authors using a variety of single and double quotation marks in text, especially in dialog. Which way is the “right” way to do it? When should a double quotation mark be used versus a single quotation mark?