On Editing; For Writers

A finished draft of your book is definitely a reason for celebration – it’s a huge accomplishment! However, your book usually won’t be ready to hit stores until it goes through rounds of revision. Let’s break down the editing process.   There are usually several phases the editing process will take. After your first draft […]

Time Management Tips for Writers

You might have an amazing idea for a plot, a passion for the written word, a drive to publish a book and all the latest technology at your fingertips. However, a book can’t write itself, and certainly not if you are missing the most necessary thing: time. Let’s face it – most of our time […]

Writing a First Person Narrative

An aspect that has a direct influence on the mood and style of a novel’s narrative is the perspective through which the writer narrates. Whether it is in first or third person, often, the writers’ decision is guided through their own creative influences and genre preferences. Authors who read predominantly one or the other will […]

Shattering Common Myths About Writing A Book

Once you have begun the process of writing your first book, chances are you’ve encountered at least one setback – whether logistical, creative, or even a mental block. Add to this the many myths you hear about the writing process, and you may find yourself struggling to sort fact from fiction! But before you get […]

Should you leave your story open-ended?

Both writers and readers look forward to the last chapter in the book. While the writers yearn to finally finish their manuscript, readers are eager to know how the story ends, and where the characters end up. As a reader, you have probably encountered stories that choose to remain open-ended, leaving the readers to wonder […]

A Writer’s Inner Monologue: You Are Not Alone

Sometimes, the creative process of a writer can feel incredibly lonely. Romanticized as an idyllic bohemian fantasy of quill pens and candlelit inspiration, the reality of writing a book is decidedly far less glamorous. Writing is a unique career, with a lot of pressure resting squarely on your shoulders. That’s why it’s important to connect […]

4 Qualities of Best-Selling Book Titles

Perhaps by now, you have noticed a theme as you venture through the process of publishing your manuscript: being an author is more than just writing a book. Getting your book in the hands of readers also requires thought about marketing to your target audience, and creating a physical product that promises what its content […]

How to Write a Winning Book Description

So, you’ve climbed your Mount Everest – you’ve finally finished your manuscript! It is a great accomplishment, by all means, but unfortunately, the writing is not over – yet. In addition to the book cover, interior formatting, and other design aspects of your product, one of the most important yet often overlooked features is the […]

BooxAI vs SelfPublishing.com: Which Should You Choose?

These days, authors no longer need a major publishing house to be successful. In just the past few years, many authors have been able to produce professional-quality, competitive books at a fraction of the cost. With self-publishing continuing to grow at a rate of 40% in 2018 according to Proquest affiliate Bowker, it’s clear that […]

How Long Does It Take to Write a Book?

Are you planning to write a book and wondering how long it might actually take? Are you currently writing a book and need to assess your timeline?  This article will help shed some light on the subject.  Estimating the time required to write a book is rather subjective. The length, genre, writing method, and commitment […]