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Top Fonts for Books
If you plan to self publish, you need to know what the top fonts are today – and why. Find out what to use for children’s books, novels, and ebook readers.
The 9 Types of Editors
What are the types of editors and what exactly do they do? Here’s a run-down of the 9 types of editors you’ll get to know as a writer.
Fix Your Story in 5 steps
No one writes gold with the first draft. But how do you identify what needs fixing? Here are the 5 steps you should take to fix your story.
How Many Narrative Threads Make A Story
How many narrative threads does it take to make a great story? It depends on the story type. Find out what your thread count should be.
How to Publish
Self publishing, traditional, hybrid and more: here are ALL the ways you might get your book on the market. This is about how to publish.
How to Breathe Life into Characters with Characterization: 5 Ways
Find out how to use characterization to create characters that step right off the page. Get the 5 essential forms of Characterization.
How to Overcome Depression and Write Again
If you’re really, really down – it can keep you from doing anything at all, let alone write. Here’s how to overcome depression so you can write again. I promise this works!
The Author’s Book Marketing Checklist
If you have a book on the market, you need to get that moving – selling. Here’s the definitive 16-Point Checklist of everything you should consider doing.
WTHeck is a Cumulative Tale?
What exactly is a Cumulative Tale and what might be involved in writing one? Get the skinny on this classic folktale form that is still in demand.
Kristin Norell of Chronicle Books
Kristin Norell is the new International Sales Director at Chronicle Books, one of my favorite publishers. I got to meet her at the Frankfurt Buchmesse and she shared some insider news.
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