How To Find Beta Readers To Improve Your Book

Before you send your manuscript to an editor for a final polish, your book should go under the microscope of beta readers. They are a group that scrutinizes your book after you’ve completed the first draft. Beta readers…

What Is a Metaphor

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a metaphor as, “A figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between…

How To Write a Memoir? Tips and FAQs

A memoir is an engaging account of the writer’s slice of life. It is a narrative reflecting the storyteller’s perspective, voice, memory, and reflection. By narrating your significant life moments, you gain the self-realization that your life was…

The Politics of Writing Contests

A few years ago I learned a lesson obvious in hindsight yet difficult to foresee. The nature of this lesson, an instruction in fairness, is inseparable from the circumstance in which I learned it. I am appreciative of…

How To Write a Novel in 6 Simple Steps

You’ve had that idea for a novel going on in your head for weeks, months, maybe even years. It bugs you day and night, until you can’t stand it any longer – you simply must tell your story….

Writing Your First Book? Let’s Find Out if You Are Ready

In the words of John Dufresne: “The purpose of the first draft is not to get it right, but to get it written.” So, how many of you have had “your firsts” in life? Oh! I hear a…

Write Clearly: Five Steps to Clutter-free Writing

Are you struggling to write clearly – those extra words, sentences, and punctuation marks that serve no purpose other than to take up space? Getting rid of clutter will strengthen your writing and make it more coherent for…

Writing a Book – Steps by the Numbers When Hiring a Ghostwriter

Some of the most common questions about writing a book revolve around the numbers that the industry accepts as ‘standard’. This article will attempt to demystify these numbers, thereby establishing a plan of action that can be used…

Reader-Centered Writing: Inferences About One’s Audience Through Theory of Mind

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The concept of being aware of another person’s thoughts and knowledge is often taken for granted; yet, without this concept society likely would not function. Theory of Mind (ToM) is the term used in psychology to mean taking…

How To Write a Biography

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Writing biographies is a passion shared by some incredible writers. If you have decided that your next book will be a biography, you’re in good company. Some of the most famous biographers are Plutarch, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Thomas…

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