Working with an Illustrator: Best Practices

Working with an Illustrator: Best Practices

When commissioning illustrations, whether with a FriesenPress artist or one you have found on your own, it’s important to be prepared for the process ahead.

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5 Expert Tips for Writing Readable Sentences

5 Expert Tips for Writing Readable Sentences

Want to capture and hold a reader's attention? Paying attention to sentence length can give you a huge advantage. Too-short sentences might come across as childish; too-long sentences could be confusing. What’s the ideal balance? Here are 5 expert tips that’ll help you make your sentences more engaging and readable.

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Punctuating, Presenting, and Naturalizing Dialogue

Punctuating, Presenting, and Naturalizing Dialogue

Crafting diagloue is equal parts art and science. Follow these tips to make your characters' conversations effective and engaging!

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Story Beginnings: building epic new worlds in Fantasy

Story Beginnings: building epic new worlds in Fantasy

Dreaming of writing a book, but aren't sure where to begin? Our Story Beginnings series explores the framework and key elements of writing genres and sub-genres, to help inspire you to craft a great story of your own.

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Do-Re-Mi: Tips for Training Your Narrative Voice

Do-Re-Mi: Tips for Training Your Narrative Voice

A writer's narrative voice is their primary instrument of personal expression. And just like any classically trained vocalist, there are myriad benefits to discovering new  techniques and styles.

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4 Ways to Perfectly Preface Your Book

4 Ways to Perfectly Preface Your Book

No matter the subject, authors need to make the right impression—and fast.

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How to Choose Your Illustrator | Part One: Understanding Your Project

How to Choose Your Illustrator | Part One: Understanding Your Project

It's no secret that illustrations can add life to a book’s front cover or inside pages, but finding the right illustrator to collaborate with is crucial. Here's what to ask yourself before beginning your search!

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Story Beginnings: shedding light on Horror

Story Beginnings: shedding light on Horror

Dreaming of writing a book, but aren't sure where to begin? Our Story Beginnings series explores the framework and key elements of writing genres and sub-genres, to help inspire you to craft a great story of your own.

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