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Publishing: Traditional vs. Hybrid vs. Self

Publishing: Traditional vs. Hybrid vs. Self

You’ve finished your manuscript, done several rounds of editing, and sent it out to beta readers. Congratulations! What do you do next?

The Top 10 Tough-Love Writer’s Tips

The Top 10 Tough-Love Writer’s Tips

Author Lisa de Nikolits wants you to write your book, not manifest it. Here are her ten tough love tips for writers that she's learned after publishing ten novels in ten years.
How To Self-Publish A Book In 2021

How To Self-Publish A Book In 2021

Know the self-publishing path is right for you and your book, but don't know how to go about it? Follow these 8 steps.
How To Write A Non-Fiction Book In 60 Days

How To Write A Non-Fiction Book In 60 Days

Writing a book can feel overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be. You can write a solid first draft of a non-fiction book in 60 days. Here's how.

6 Ways Being A Journalist Can Make You A Better Creative Writer

6 Ways Being A Journalist Can Make You A Better Creative Writer

Journalists & creative writers both witness change in the world, and invite us to think critically about how people navigate those joys & challenges.
5 Questions To Ask Before You Write Your Non-Fiction Book

5 Questions To Ask Before You Write Your Non-Fiction Book

Starting to write a non-fiction book? Make sure you've answered these five questions first. 

 

How To Pitch To Online Magazines

How To Pitch To Online Magazines

How can you gain more confidence to pitch to an online magazine and increase your chances of hearing back? Learn the do’s and don’ts of cold-pitching.

The Top 25 Online Writers’ Conferences in 2021

The Top 25 Online Writers’ Conferences in 2021

As COVID-19 continues its march, writers' conferences have gone online. We compiled a list of the best events in 2021. Enjoy!
How To Write Historical Fiction

How To Write Historical Fiction

So you’ve decided to write a historical fiction novel. You enjoy writing, and you adore history, so combining your two loves is a natural step. But before you take that leap into the past, there are a few things you might want to think about.
Why Most Writers Give Up & How To Persist To Publication

Why Most Writers Give Up & How To Persist To Publication

The road to becoming a successful, or even satisfied, writer can be a long one, but it doesn't have to be unenjoyable. Here's why most writers stress out about their craft and what to do about it.

7 Ways Visual Art Can Help You Write Better Flash Fiction

7 Ways Visual Art Can Help You Write Better Flash Fiction

Writing in response to visual art is one of the most powerful creative and literary tools you can have in your arsenal. It’s called ekphrastic writing, and is a very effective teacher.

Get Paid to Write for Magazines (Interview)

Get Paid to Write for Magazines (Interview)

How can you pitch magazines to start earning a living from writing? How do you build your author platform and embrace rejection? Find out in this new interview with freelancer Mike Pietrzak.