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10 easy ways to improve your writing skills

10 easy ways to improve your writing skills | How to write good nonfiction

Writers often ask how they can become more efficient writers, better writers. They want to write more and they want to write better. They are looking for the secrets of the trade. They think the secret is in the words on the page. The secret to becoming a better writer often stems from how we …

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How long does it take to get a book published?

How long does it take to get a book published? From idea to published book

How long does it take to write a nonfiction book? I’ve heard 10 days, 30 days…write a book in 7 days! It’s time we looked at the details. I’m going to break this down for you. Lots of factors can influence the timeline to get a book published. Publishing Stages For traditional publishers, from acceptance …

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Create a booklet that wows

Tips to make a booklet that wows | What you should consider when making a booklet

Sometimes you don’t need a book, a few pages will suffice. An article, or if you need a dozen or more pages, a booklet. Here are some of my best tips to create booklets that wow. What is a Booklet? Let’s start with, what is a booklet? A booklet is a book that is under …

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successfully work with beta readers

Nonfiction beta reader success | Beta readers help you write a better book

Indie Publishing can be an expensive endeavour. Beta readers can help you trim costs while producing a better book. What is a Beta Reader? Beta readers are those very kind people who read your book and give you feedback before you publish. Let’s divide them into two categories. Your ideal reader – someone who might …

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What book genre are you writing? Successful authors do genre research

Do you know what genre you are writing in? Should you care? Genre is an important aspect of your book as your plan and when you promote. Know Your Genre when Planning Your Book Before you start writing, you want to figure out what genre you are going to write in. This will help you …

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Reasons to read books like yours

Success at book promotion | What books are similar to yours?

No doubt you have heard the advice. When writing a book, read books like yours. It is good advice. Beyond the obvious, so you see what books in your genre are like, why else read/study books like yours? Here are five reasons to read books like yours. #1 Write a Better Book The first and …

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How to make an outline online | A list app to organize your book

Trello has been a favourite tool of mine for a long time. I have used it to design websites, outline books, project management, and to collaborate with others. It is an excellent tool for creating a book outline. It is intuitive and easy to use. What is Trello? Trello is a web-based, list making application …

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Think and write like an author | Successfully think your way out of writers block

Authors need both free flowing creativity and accuracy skills to create a remarkable book. It takes many skill sets to create a book. Authors need to tap into their divergent and convergent thinking depending on which task is at hand. Divergent vs. Convergent Thinking Divergent thinking is all about complexity, curiosity, flexibility, fluency/fluid, imagination, originality, …

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