When The Plot Of A Story Gets A Few Things Wrong

Fiction writing only works when the plot of a story makes perfect sense. “The king died, and then the queen died” is a story. “The king died, and then the queen died of grief” is a plot. E. M. Forster It’s an old quote, but I was reminded of it this …

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Tips a Writer Can Use To Reject Rejection

Do you have a goal of being published one day? Well if your answer is yes, you may as well say you have a goal of being rejected; because this is going to happen no matter how good you are as a writer. If you are afraid of rejection, then …

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Publishing A Book To Improve Your CV

One practical means to improve your CV and future career prospects is by writing and self-publishing a book. Adding a publication to your list of achievements can boost your CV and enhances your professional profile as well as adding credibility and commitment to your professional background. Linkedin, which has become …

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How to Come Up with Fiction Story Ideas

Where do you get your fiction story ideas? It’s a question which gets asked of authors so often it has become a joke. Part of the joke is that most of the time authors have no idea where the fiction story ideas come from that end up becoming books. Unusually, …

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So, Can You Start A Sentence With But, And Or Yet?

But starting sentences with conjunctions has a few grammatical rules. I am sure you must recall your high school English teacher telling you that starting a sentence with a conjunction was wrong. It was one of the grammar diktats that my teachers drummed into my young head. “Never start a …

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What Is Point Of View In Story Writing And How You Choose

Story writing starts with deciding on your point of view Have you started writing a little and wonder if you can become a published author? With the ease of self-publishing, it is now certainly possible for new writers. It doesn’t matter if you plan to write fiction or non-fiction. If you can write …

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Is Writing Non-Fiction More Profitable Than Fiction?

Writing non-fiction has many advantages While fiction and particularly romance seem to dominate self-publishing, non-fiction has a number of advantages when it comes to making money from your writing. The biggest is that non-fiction offers enormous potential for online discoverability. By this, I mean that the topic or subject of …

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7 Must Do Tasks When Your Manuscript Is Finished

Your finished manuscript is off to your editor, line editor, proofreader or beta readers, so you just wait? No way! You’ve got a lot of work to do. There are 7 very important tasks you can get to work on while your finished manuscript is in the hands of others, …

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