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How To Write A Better Book

How To Write A Better Book
How To Write A Better Book

Before you begin writing your book, you must research your idea and see if it is in-demand with readers. Who is going to read it? To whom are you trying to appeal with your words? You must have a general idea of who your intended audience will be. Check out other books. Is there a book already published that resembles your book? What will make your book unique from theirs? If there are similar books already out there, what is going to make your book different and make people want to buy it?

When you are ready to begin your book, decide on a schedule that is best for you, one that you can stick to. Your schedule should begin before your research and carry through to the completion of the book. Make a detailed outline with the main plot, events leading to that plot, and explicit detail about the characters. An outline is also a good reference point to double-check your timelines and details.

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How To Be Your Own Editor

How To Be Your Own Edito
How To Be Your Own Edito

There is a stigma associated with writers turning to editors for assistance with their work. Some people see outside editing as an unfair advantage, a form of literary cheating. Writers are expected to be able to objectively evaluate their own work. Interestingly, this is exactly the opposite of what one finds in other professions. Witness the famous phrase, ” A doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient.” Let’s not forget, ” A lawyer who represents herself has a fool for a client.” Writers are treated differently from these other professionals, though. Writers are somehow expected to turn in perfect drafts of novels, articles, work reports, and term papers. Their work must be edited before it is turned in. Anything less is considered unprofessional and unacceptable.

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How to Build Your Writing Style?

How to Build Your Writing Style?
How to Build Your Writing Style?

Writing style is a writer’s uniqueness. When you build your unique style, you will be known for it. For instance, Ernest Hemingway used to begin his sentences with and or but that was his particular style; Dickens uses aesthetically complex sentences, and that’s his style. So, each writer has his own style, which is the sum total of all the writing mannerisms, choice of vocabulary, and grammar constructions. In this article we will discuss the importance of building such a writing style and see how we can do it.

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Writing Twenty Novels (In Ten Easy Steps!)

Writing Twenty Novels (In Ten Easy Steps!
Writing Twenty Novels (In Ten Easy Steps!

During a recent telephone conversation, I mentioned having sent off the last revisions for my twentieth novel, ìGreat Sky Woman.î There was a silence on the other side of the phone, followed by the question How in the world do you do that? Twenty novels!

The truth is that I know many writers who have written far more than twenty novels. It is not that unusual. In fact, if you are a working writer, the perfect output is very close to a book a year. Less often than this, and the readers stop anticipating your next book, and wander to another writer’s literary pasture.

There is a commonality to the behavior patterns of successful writers, and a commonality to the behavior patterns of writers who just canít get started, canít get finished, or stall out at their first or third book.

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How To Write A Murder Mystery

How To Write A Murder Mystery
How To Write A Murder Mystery

The murder mystery genre is alive and well and living at an on-line bookstore just a mouse click away. How is it that this over-utilized method of story-telling has remained so fresh and compelling after well over a hundred years? The answer lies in the basics of writing.

Grab Them Where it Hurts and Their Minds Will Follow

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