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Writing a Book Proposal for a Publishing Contract
For Traditional Publishing Houses As a soon-to-be published writer, you’re passionate about your book and now is the time to make others passionate about it too. Whether you are working with an agent or pitching directly to publishing houses, the best way to successfully catch attention is to write a winning book proposal. Here, you’ll […]
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SEO, Search Optimization
The Basics Unless you’re already producing online content, chances are you’re clueless on what SEO even stands for. SEO is “Search Engine Optimization,” and when intentionally engaged, you can use SEO tactics to make your content easier to find and accessible to a large audience. SEO helps your content reach targeted traffic and improve your […]
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Style Guides and References
Style Guides Whether you’re a writer or a respected professional in another field, you’re not expected to be a grammar and citation expert as well. There are simply too many rules to remember—that’s what style guides are for. A style guide is a thorough review of grammar, punctuation, citation, and spellings for different disciplines. These […]
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Becoming a writer doesn’t happen overnight and there’s no definitive finish line where you become an “official” author. Some writers are never published or their work is celebrated posthumously. Your unpolished work still “counts,” especially if you’re committed to the process. You may feel at a loss or out of your depth, but that’s normal. […]
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The Ghostwriters Behind the Book It’s not much of an industry secret that most of those top-selling biographies and memoirs by politicians and celebrities aren’t actually written by them. Sure, the book covers their experiences, uses their words, and contributes to their brand, but oftentimes, the book itself is written by a ghostwriter.  The Person […]
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You may be thinking that your ideal reader is simply someone who buys and reads your book. While I can sympathize, you need to develop a clear vision of who your ideal reader is and write a book that’s compelling for them. Sure, identifying your target audiences can help you, but creating one imagined and […]
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Going Back to the Basics: Thesis and theme are two words that everyone knows they know but they typically can’t describe these terms succinctly. Chances are, unless you’re in a writing-dominated field, you probably haven’t given these terms much thought since college or high school English classes. That’s okay, but if you’re embarking on writing a […]
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