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Conscious Language: Writing with Respect and Compassion

Guest post by Crystal Shelley Writers have many factors to keep in mind when trying to decide what words to put down on paper or type on a keyboard, such as their audience, message, and intent. Another important element to consider is how their language can affect...

How to Write a Nonfiction Book that Sells

Writing a nonfiction book can be a great strategy to increase your brand visibility, get new speaking opportunities, build your platform, expand your reach, and get new clients, but simply writing the book isn’t enough. You have to sell it, too! Otherwise, simply...

Writing a Screenplay? Five Tools to Get Started on Your Blockbuster

by Julia King with screenplay editor Amy Jones Captivating entertainment begins with a great story, and a great story starts with a great script. Are you inspired to develop an idea for a movie or turn your novel or short story into a movie script or play but don’t...
Writing a Nonlinear Timeline

Writing a Nonlinear Timeline

by Emilee Newman Bowles with Angela Eschler, Adrianne Montoya, and Lindsay Flanagan Have you ever thought about time travel? What if we said it’s possible—well, sort of. We don’t have a DeLorean, and we’re not sure falling through Stonehenge can take you back in time,...

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Nonfiction Cover Design—Must Knows & Nots

Nonfiction Cover Design—Must Knows & Nots

by Brian Halley with Mike Nash Book-cover design is about getting the reader’s attention (hooking them) and then reeling them in with promises about what transformative and/or emotionally and intellectually exciting experiences they’ll get from the book. If it’s...

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Choosing Your Fiction Title

Choosing Your Fiction Title

by Marla Buttars Coming up with a title can make even veteran authors groan in agony. Don’t believe us? Check out some of these original titles we found in an article from The Huffington Post: All’s Well That Ends Well  sends a much different message than War and...

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Choosing Your Nonfiction Book Title

Choosing Your Nonfiction Book Title

by Marla Buttars Titles, as we mentioned in the previous blog about fiction titles, are an important marketing tool. Both nonfiction and fiction titles serve as an immediate hook for readers searching for certain content, whether it be a good romance, a book about the...

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Choosing Your Fiction Title

Choosing Your Fiction Title

by Marla Buttars Coming up with a title can make even veteran authors groan in agony. Don’t believe us? Check out some of these original titles we found in an article from The Huffington Post: All’s Well That Ends Well  sends a much different message than War and...

read more
Choosing Your Nonfiction Book Title

Choosing Your Nonfiction Book Title

by Marla Buttars Titles, as we mentioned in the previous blog about fiction titles, are an important marketing tool. Both nonfiction and fiction titles serve as an immediate hook for readers searching for certain content, whether it be a good romance, a book about the...

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The Rules for Magic, Powers, and Awesome Skills

The Rules for Magic, Powers, and Awesome Skills

  by Angela Eschler and Lindsay Flanagan Super-spies and superheroes. Ninjas and mysterious nomads. Magicians and monsters. Spaceships and species. (The story glands are salivating!) But there are some "rules" to consider before you dive in and go crazy with the...

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