Tag Archives: Author Advice

Lulu versus CreateSpace: Best Self-Publishing Website

As a writer, when you finally finish that first manuscript, you heave a giant sigh relief. If you’re like most writers your heart along with a little blood, a lot of sweat, and yes even some tears, went into writing that book. It’s a huge accomplishment for any writer and a celebrated milestone on your […]

Story Hooks: Good Hooks for Stories

A good story can escort us from our everyday life and transport us—for a little while at least—into another world. All our worries fade, and time stands still. If you’ve experienced this yourself, you no doubt remember it well. You can probably tell me every detail of how that book ended and how it made […]

Tips on How to Write a Press Release

Finished your book? Great! Now it’s time to spread the word with a press release. Unfortunately, most authors tend to gloss over the marketing angle of the book-publishing business. It may be embarrassing to admit, but you might not know the first thing about crafting a decent press release! To combat this ignorance, we’ll be […]

Book Press Release: How to Write and Distribute

Finally finished your book? Writing it may have seemed like half the battle, with layout and editing following shortly thereafter. But, guess what? You’re still not done. The real work has only just begun! You have to get the word out by creating a press release. Crafting an eye-catching press release is vital to getting […]

Author Tips: Writing a Book

Author Tips As anyone who has ever attempted it can attest, writing a book is not easy. If the sheer work involved isn’t enough to scare you off, trying to keep you subject matter, characters, form, and other elements can be downright mind-boggling. We’ve covered this topic before in our How to Write a Novel […]

Writing Tips for Beginners

If you’re just starting out as a freelance writer, you may feel that the job is a lot of work. Perhaps it is more than you’ve bargained for, especially when you have to consider grammar, fact-checking, tone, and a myriad of other factors that separate your work from the amateurs. What can you do? Simple. […]