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Writing For Your Audience

Identifying your audience as a writer is often a challenging part of the job. While it may be tempting to overlook this detail and write your piece without an audience in mind, the tone of your writing can vastly differ depending on your reader. Understanding your target audience helps you to better gauge how to get your point effectively across while holding the attention of your reader. This will also aid you in sharing the information most imperative to move your piece forward in a timely and engaging matter.

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How To Find The Right Printer For Your Book

Self-Publishing means making a lot of decisions and putting a lot of effort into your success. As a self-publishing author, you need to be constantly marketing, gauging your audience, and making yourself visible in the field. You don’t get to take a day off; you’re always writing, marketing or finding a way to take your next step. As you ship your book out to the editor, you should already be researching and considering who you’re going to trust to print your piece. Here are some tips to help you find the right printer.READ MORE

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Finding the Right Editor

When you’re publishing your own book, there are some areas where you can’t afford to cut corners; editing your work is one of these places. You’ve spent unbelievable amounts of time on your book, and you want to put your best foot forward when you release it to the public. Remember that a well-edited book speaks volumes about your professionalism and your place in the publishing world.

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How Does Writing Fit With My Life Goals?

Setting priorities can be very difficult for many people. As you start to really think about writing a book, it may be hard to envision where you’re going to find the time, or how writing a book is going to fit in with your bigger goals in life. One of the best ways to decide whether or not your desire to write a book is in line with your life goals is to sit down and take a good long look at your life goals and decipher what it is you’re doing on a daily basis to achieve them.

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Marketing Your Book With Your Social Network

As an author, you’ve got a few choices when it comes to publicizing your book. You can rack up huge bills to get your name into well-known best-sellers lists for publicity, though admittedly most of us are trying to save money or make money rather than spending it. You can also spend time creating a well-engaged social network of people who will hopefully potentially buy your book. Many authors who have become widely successful have decided to hire publicists and virtual assistants to do their social media outreach and build a community for them, but nearly everyone realizes the benefits of creating a loyal following on Social Media platforms and the way that this easily translates into sales later.

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Creating A Blurb For Your Book

One of the key points of selling your book is to create interest in it in order to draw in readers and sales. The blurb is an extremely important part of grabbing attention and encouraging sales. This style of writing is a necessary and useful skill to your line of work, as it allows you to write short and concise copy for anything you might need.

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Finding your Writing Passion

Writing is hard work. While most people who take on writing a book have a love of language and expression, we also realize that writing is very often a struggle. Writing each day doesn’t necessarily ignite the passion in us; that’s something that’s kick-started only by finding the topics that light us up.

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Which is Right for Me; Print or Digital?

When you’re reaching completion of your book, you start to feel as though you’re crossing the finish line. There is pride in the completed project, as there should be, after so many laborious hours spent writing, proofing and editing. As you approach the moment you’ve been waiting for and your ability to truly cap your piece off with a figurative ‘The End’, you may become annoyed or overwhelmed when realizing that the task is not yet over. While the end is in sight, you have one very important decision to make; do you print your book, or release it in digital format alone?

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Is Today A Good Day To Write?

Writing is not always an easy job, despite what the rest of the world may think. Many people with very little experience in writing love to romanticize the idea of becoming a writer. For those of us who struggle day in and day out to write words on the page, it can feel as draining, frustrating and difficult as any other job. A writer often faces self-doubt, a lack of ideas, procrastination, and the feeling that nothing is coming out the way they really intend it to. With so many struggles stacked up against us, it’s hardly a wonder that writer’s block is so prominent.

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Creating Engaging Characters

In any piece of fiction, characters are one of the most important parts of grabbing your reader’s attention, and keeping it. When creating a main or supporting character, it is extremely important to make these people the kind of people that your readers are going to want to follow. Are you feeling unsure of the qualities that make for an engaging character? Here are some ideas for creating engaging characters within your stories.READ MORE

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