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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.
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. 

 

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.
How to Query 101

How to Query 101

I doubt anything induces anxiety for writers more than querying. Let’s face it, writing and editing are much more rewarding...

How NOT To Query

How NOT To Query

Guest post by author @StephanJHahn. I am no expert in the art of the query letter. In fact, I’m deep in the trenches of a war that I don’t even w...
How to Build Suspense in Your Writing

How to Build Suspense in Your Writing

Guest post by author @TevisShkodra. Originally published at tevisshkodra.com. 3 practical tips to keeping readers engaged You’ve all heard the ...
Rejecting Rejection

Rejecting Rejection

Guest post by author Samantha Dodd. Twitter: @authordodd So you’ve finally finished your manuscript, poured your time, energy, heart, and soul int...
3 Ways Successful Writers Show Up For Themselves

3 Ways Successful Writers Show Up For Themselves

Guest post by Jordin James. Twitter: @justjordinjames "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the grea...
Plotting & Pantsing: The Hybrid Method of Writing

Plotting & Pantsing: The Hybrid Method of Writing

Guest post by author Cal P. Logan. Twitter: @CalPLogan I’ve noticed something funny on Twitter recently—the plotter vs pantser debate ha...
The Mindful Writer & the Desire To Publish (by Author Alisha Sevigny)

The Mindful Writer & the Desire To Publish (by Author Alisha Sevigny)

By author Alisha Sevigny, one of our in-house expertsOriginally published at open-book.ca I try to write about things that writers might find us...