The 5 Best Book Publishers For New Authors
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by Sarah Rexford
15h ago
Today, there are countless publishers for new authors who don’t want to wait for a traditional publishing contract. Perhaps you, like many writers, have a book inside you and want to share it with the world. You feel the importance of your message and can’t wait to impact readers. Based on our research, the best publishers for new authors are Self-Publishing School, Dzanc Books, TCK Publishing, Skyhorse Publishing, and Morgan James Publishing. However, lacking the answers to crucial questions can be a detriment to your writing journey. Where can you find a good publisher that walks you th ..read more
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How to Write a Biography: 5 Steps to a Captivating Story
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by Celeste O'Connell
1w ago
Have you ever wondered how to turn someone’s life story into a page-turner? Writing a biography can be both exciting and challenging. Using examples from some of the best biographies out there, we’ll show you step-by-step how to research, write, and publish a captivating biography. Let’s get started! Biography Writing Steps: Biography Basics Step 1 – Choosing Your Subject Step 2 – Doing Your Research Step 3 – Structuring Your Biography Step 4 – Writing the First Draft Step 5 – Revising and Editing Conclusion Book Outline Generator Choose your Fiction or Nonfiction book type below to get ..read more
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Parallelism In Writing: How To Improve Your Craft Today
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by Sarah Rexford
1M ago
You may not realize that parallelism in writing can take your creative prowess to the next level. One of many literary devices and grammar principles, writers use parallelism in writing for diverse reasons.  Some characters may contribute many lines of dialogue that focus on parallelism. Some writers may exclude this device from all dialogue and instead, subtly weave it into the narration.   No matter why you choose to use parallelism in your writing, it’s crucial to understand exactly what it is. While you can use literary devices without knowing their technical term, understan ..read more
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42 Negative Character Traits: Tips To Compelling Heroes
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by Sarah Rexford
1M ago
Creating characters with negative character traits builds believability and relatability for your readers. As much as we like to think we’re full of positive character traits, every individual possesses traits we’d rather ignore.  Because of this, crafting your protagonist with specific character flaws allows your readership to empathize with your hero at a deeper level. In this article, I provide a list of negative character traits for you to draw from and dive into the importance of this type of trait in your characters.  Negative character traits: what’s covered Negative characte ..read more
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Pathetic Fallacy: How to Effectively Use It in Your Writing
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by Zara Choudhry
1M ago
Ever felt as if the sun was smiling down upon you on a beautiful occasion, or perhaps the clouds were weeping with you during a difficult day you were experiencing? This is what we call the world of pathetic fallacy.  It is when nature, inanimate objects, or even animals mirror how you’re feeling on the inside – as if the world is understanding our moments of happiness and sadness.  Coined by John Ruskin in the 19th century, writers often use pathetic fallacy to add depth to their character’s state of mind and create an entire atmosphere within a scene.  Let’s uncover how we, as ..read more
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Direct Characterization: A Fantastic Way to Entice Readers
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by Sarah Rexford
1M ago
Many of the authors behind the classics you know and love today used direct characterization to establish their characters. While readers don’t have the attention span for excessive description today, there is still a place for this type of characterization in your fiction. In fact, direct characterization allows you, the author, to act as a detective as you write your story. After all, you are the one in charge of wrapping up the plot and you know how you’re going to do so.  Using this type of characterization is a way to engage your readers in the details they need to know now, while st ..read more
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How To Write A Dissertation: 8 Great, But Simple, Steps
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by Sarah Rexford
1M ago
Learning how to write a dissertation is a complex journey that many academics must take. In this article, I break down the complexity of how to write a dissertation into eight actionable steps.  Whether you are in your first year of undergrad and preparing for the future, or your professor just assigned you your dissertation, this guide is for you.  A brief note: if you are not currently a student but writing in other capacities, learning how to write a dissertation effectively can greatly benefit you. You can apply many of the following steps to your writing, fiction or nonfiction ..read more
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Educational Publishing: 4 Great Companies To Discover 
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by Sarah Rexford
1M ago
Wish you could discover companies that specialize in educational publishing? Look no further! In this article I share the top companies that specialize in this genre, as well as an additional option to consider.  Whether you are a leader in your field of thought, a college professor who wants to publish your own textbook, or specialize in a specific aspect of education, I have you covered.  Did you know that the US educational publishing market generated over $8.96 billion in sales revenue in 2022? If you’re looking for a lucrative genre, educational publishing is worth considering ..read more
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51 Types of Poetry Explained and Explored
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by P.J McNulty
1M ago
Are you curious about the timeless written art form known as poetry? Many of us encounter the beauty of poetry early in life, often through school. Sadly, we eventually lose our familiarity with poetry and its unique way of expressing truth through language in a beautiful and memorable style. If you want to rediscover the joy of poetry, you’re in the right place! We’ve gathered over 50 types of poetry for you. Feel free to delve deeper into any of these types, either from the perspective of a poet or an admirer of verse. This guide delves into various types of poetry, including: What is poetr ..read more
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Deep POV: Great Tips to Implement
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by Sarah Rexford
1M ago
Deep POV is one of several different points of view writers can use to communicate their story. Whether you choose to write in first or third person point of view, or even multiple, you can employ deep POV to connect with your readers. But what exactly is deep POV, how do you use it in your writing, and what are famous examples? I cover all of this, and more, in this article. Let’s find out why. Deep POV: what you learn What is deep POV? How to write it: 3 tips What are famous examples of deep POV? Errors to avoid in deep POV What is deep POV? Deep POV (or deep point of view) is a viewpoint ..read more
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