Writing community spotlight: Q&A with Brian Paone from Fiction Writing

If you’re looking to network with fellow authors, look no further than the social media platforms you visit every day. Facebook…

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Beta readers vs. professional editors: getting the most out of your first draft feedback

Finishing the first draft of your novel is an epic achievement. When you finally reach “The End”, you half expect a…

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Writing community spotlight: Q&A with Norman Turrell from Now! Writer

In this installment of our Writing Community Spotlight, we’re happy to welcome Norman Turrell from Now! Writer – a relatively new…

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7 things a self-publishing fiction author needs to know about the book market

The book market as we know it today is the result of hundreds of years of development. In business-speak, it is…

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Writing community spotlight: Q&A with Alex Cabal from Scribophile

We’re all about community support! Writing can be a lonely process, and having a circle of fellow authors you can turn…

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The 3 different kinds of book editing explained

Line editing, copyediting, substantive editing, developmental editing, stylistic editing, structural editing… that one simple word encompasses so many different things! Making…

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5 online writing communities for fiction authors

Writing a novel has traditionally been a lonely pursuit. No matter how crowded your head may be with characters, getting those…

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Setting up a virtual book tour

A virtual book tour (aka “blog tour”) involves setting up a series of reviews/interviews with influential reviewers and bloggers. Ideally, it should…

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