Tag : writing well

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Selling an e-book (or book) is easy in many writer’s minds, they will often believe that they have a large number of family and friends to count on and don’t worry about any social networking sites until it is too late, generally after their failure to sell books to their ‘buyers’.  They seem as emotionally …
Writing is easy if you want to write. It’s not quite as easy if you want to write a book.  I can make this comment not because I’ve managed to publish a book, but because I’ve experienced writing a book. There are many times when I’ve sat in front of my computer only to run …
It’s the same word count. It’s all the same font size and font. But the visual look to your book can make or break a book sale.  Size does matter when it comes to self-publishing, and a standard size will make all the difference. A good example is a book sizing. For most non-fiction books, …
You don’t know or you don’t care; it’s published and now you’ve got time to do everything else.  This isn’t about  the people who have just started in the publishing world and don’t have a book out yet, but rather the self-publishers who have been around for a while, and spend time complaining that nothing they …
If you plan on publishing a book, you need to be clear. Lack of clarity can result in loss of future profits, as an unhappy reader will tell others not to read your writing and published works. This remains the case whether writing fiction or non-fiction. What makes writing clear to the reader?  The answer …
I have, for the most part, enjoyed reading the writing of Terry Brooks. He is one of my favourite fantasy writers, and he is also one of the main reasons I became a writer.  Lately however, I’ve found myself going back to him and feeling a bit disenchanted by his newer works.  I still have …
A Rose by Any Other Name by Judy Croome Walking into a grocery store to buy some butter, we go straight to the aisle marked ‘Dairy’, choose the brand we prefer and head to the till to pay for it. Imagine how difficult shopping would be if we couldn’t name the item we wanted. Shop …
What every writer can learn from a songwriter’s process It’s interesting that no matter how much our blog tries to be broad in its scope and appeal, we inevitably end up catering much of our commentary and advice to novelists. This is rather hard to avoid considering most people who call themselves “writers” are those …
It is not enough to have a blog and a website to earn money.  It is not enough to have some semblance of social media presence when you are an author.  There is a lot more at stake than a few dollars. I have paid a lot more attention to my website in the last …
                         I don’t know about you, but I have always had trouble concentrating or focussing deeply on something for extended periods of time. I tend to get distracted relatively easily when thinking of new ideas. Ignoring the potentially undiagnosed pathology of this symptom, I …
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