6 Qualities You Need to be a Successful Author

6 Qualities You Need to be a Successful Author

Most people think they could write a novel, but few actually do. Still, there are thousands of people who do complete one or twenty books. What do they have that so many others do not? As it turns out, there are several qualities that separate actual productive writers from those who merely have great intentions.

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7 Ways to Keep Fresh & Write Your Best

7 Ways to Keep Fresh & Write Your Best

Writers need to keep fit and fresh to work effectively, but sitting at a computer for long hours can produce the opposite effect, hampering both body and mind. Here are some practical tips on how you can sustain your physical and mental well-being throughout the writing day.

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Authors: Beware of Positive Feedback

Authors: Beware of Positive Feedback

When nice words aren’t. Make sure your test readers are telling you what’s true, not just what’s pleasant. 

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Your Book is Not For Everyone

Your Book is Not For Everyone

Your book is not for everyone - and that's a good thing. Award-winning author and marketing executive Rodger Banister tells us why.

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How to Unlock the Power of a Story Edit

How to Unlock the Power of a Story Edit

What’s the first thing you should do after celebrating the first draft of your manuscript? It’s not copy editing, or proofreading... 

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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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6 Enriching Writing Projects for Retirees

6 Enriching Writing Projects for Retirees

Whether it's a daily activity or something to pick up every now and then, a writing project can make a retiree’s golden years even more satisfying and enjoyable. We shine the spotlight on six enriching writing projects for retirees of any writing experience level.

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6 Ways to Expand Your Vocabulary

6 Ways to Expand Your Vocabulary

Do you struggle to find the right words? If so, you’re not alone - many people understand more than they can express. Instead of letting frustration build, take action by learning new words as often as possible. Here are 6 of our favorite ways to expand your vocabulary!

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