Writing Tips and Tools to Make You More Productive

My 8 Essential Hacks to Being a Focused, Healthy Writing Machine By Travis John Most writers agree that anything can take priority to their writing, even dreadful chores. And that great prose is nothing short of a miracle every time it rises to the surface. In the spirit of staying focused, healthy and cranking out

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How I Write, by Catrine McGregor

Periodically, we ask Pressbooks authors to share writing tips and inspiration. This week’s insights come from Catrine McGregor, a film and TV industry veteran and author of Acting Across America. By Catrine McGregor In 1999, I wrote a book called Acting Across America. I am a film maker and screenwriter, so I have written most of my

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5 Self Publishing Websites Full of Expert Advice on Writing, How to Self Publish and Ebook Marketing

Writing a book is hard enough. Add in ebook publishing and ebook marketing, and the indie author’s path holds plenty of challenges. That’s why it’s critical to get advice from the experts who are already successfully self publishing. Here, we round up some of the best self publishing websites from indie authors who’ve made it to where you’re going–self-publishing victory! Self-Pub Boot Camp.com

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How to Blog a Business-Boosting Book Using Pressbooks

By Nina Amir You have likely heard it said that a book provides the best business card you can hand out. This statement is not an empty claim. Authoring a book makes you an authority on your topic as well as an expert in your field. When it comes to business, this can give you

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Writing the Book on Your Family History

By Kassie Ritman, Guest Contributor When family gathers, the stories start flying. Storytelling and family history sharing is like glue bonding our families together. I’ll bet you’ve overheard the remark “maybe someone should write that down” more than once. So why not do it? Recording your family stories in written form and turning them into

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Indie Author Ashley Fontainne on How She Writes a Book

Bestselling indie author Ashley Fontainne is well-known for her suspenseful thrillers.  Her paranormal thriller entitled The Lie won the GOLD medal in the 2013 Illumination Book Awards for fiction/suspense and is also in production for a feature film entitled Foreseen. And in January, she released her Southern Gothic horror/suspense novel, Growl. Fontaine was kind enough to share her best

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How I Write: Tips on the Craft from Biographer Marshall Terrill

Biographer Marshall Terrill has written 20 books chronicling the lives of famous people, from a definitive biography on Steve McQueen to his most recent book, Zora Folley: The Distinguished Life and Mysterious Death of a Gentleman Boxer. Terrill pulled away from his busy writing schedule to share how he approaches the process of writing a book.

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Writing Tips for When Creativity Is Work

The biggest secret of writing (and almost all creative pursuits) is that creativity work is just that: work. Sure, every once in awhile, you’ll reach a blissful state in which creativity just flows magically into something cogent on the page. That’s a feeling you want to replicate, but most of the time, you can’t expect

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Simplify Your Self Publishing Process and Get Inspired Writing

Help With Self Publishing  Tips and resources to simplify your self publishing journey Writing a book can be agonizing. Publishing one should be easy. These resources will help. Self Publishing: 10 Things to Know & More Self publishing is easy. As long as you know certain things going in. Check out 10 things you may not have

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Writing Tips for Creativity: Working With the Flow

By Lilliana Rose For years, I pushed myself forward with my writing, found myself getting burnt out, then writing anyway. Putting in long hours writing would get the story out on the page, help me meet deadlines and build my ‘published list.’ But the approach was also leaving me exhausted. Then I realized it wasn’t just

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