For a couple of weeks now, Amazon has been causing a pretty big stir in the indie-author community. Forums, Facebook groups and discussion boards have since been swamped with enraged and baffled writers.The reason? The site seems to be slowly getting rid of ‘also-boughts’ on book pages. Could this be just a glitch? Could this […]There's more!
Have you ever been immersed in the world of the book you’re reading. Lost in its characters. Sucked into the drama. Totally immersed in the journey. Only to be abruptly thrown out of the world due to a typo? Typos not only break the reading experience, but too many of them can erode your credibility as […]There's more!
There are a lot of different elements that go into a book. The actual content, the title page, the table of contents, the blurb, the preface, and a lot more. But, there’s one element that seems to be forgotten more than most. The foreword. Not every kind of book needs a foreword. You’ll notice that most fiction […]There's more!
Instagram is one of the hottest social media networks out there, but most writers look past its potential or don’t know how to use it effectively. Since you’re a writer, social media is probably something you’re wary of. Sitting down to write is hard enough without the seductive pull of social media. Still, when used […]There's more!
Look, I get it. We all need money. And when you’re starting out as a writer, you definitely need a budget to work with. Maybe you’re writing your first non-fiction book, or maybe you’re trying your hands at being a first-time novelist. But while you’re working on your masterpiece, you still need food and shelter 🙂 […]There's more!
Ok, you’ve decided you’ve read enough about writing your first novel and you’re finally going to undertake this monumental task: you’ll finally cross “Writing your first Novel” off your bucket list. You’ve got your workspace setup, Scrivener installed on your laptop, your keyboard is ready to go, you’ve beaten writer’s block (for the day). But this time, […]There's more!
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We’re writers: we love the written word. And we love reading, as we should. But sometimes, we need to get our inspiration, information and daily dose of tips and tricks from other media. I am personally a big fan of podcasts, which I constantly listen to when I’m driving or exercising (not that the latter happens […]There's more!
The way we consume books may have changed greatly over the last decade, but a great book is still a great book, no matter which way you analyse it. As a writer, I always aim for greatness. But a potential reader may never see that clever turn of phrase on page 200 if I don’t […]There's more!
Guest Post by the great Nick Weisenberger Brian’s Notes Where most authors are writing their books in Microsoft Word, Scrivener, or Pages for Mac, Nick Weisenberger has been using Microsoft Excel. As soon as I heard about Nick’s unique process, I wanted you to be the first to know. Check the bottom of the post […]There's more!