Non-Fiction Writing

Overwhelmed by the Thought of Selling Your Writing? Help is Here

Overwhelmed by the Thought of Selling Your Writing? Help is Here

If you’re a writer who gets overwhelmed when you think of marketing and selling your writing, you’re not alone! Not wanting to promote my writing is why I hesitate to pursue a literary agent and get my books published. Here’s how a fellow writer describes it: “The thought of all the details I must be […]

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How to Use Speech Recognition Software – 5 Tips for Writers

How to Use Speech Recognition Software – 5 Tips for Writers

Using speech recognition software is a great way to become a more productive writer. These tips for writing with voice recognition software will help you to get the most from this tool. Before the tips, a quip: “The good writer, the great writer, has what I have called the three S’s: the power to see, […]

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Writing Obstacles Be Gone! 3 Ways to Keep Falling Forward

Writers, no matter what your genre, you will face obstacles to writing. Use these tips to keep falling forward. In fact — say it out loud right now: “Writing obstacles, be gone!” And check out one of my all-time favorite quips: “It’s a sad day when you find out that it’s not accident or time […]

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Selling Poetry? 5 Ways to Market Your Book of Poems

Selling Poetry? 5 Ways to Market Your Book of Poems

You’ll find selling poetry much easier if you know how to spread the word! These five tips for marketing your book of poems are from author Cherie Burbach. Let her help you sell your poetry in low-key, fun, easy ways… Before the tips, a quip: “Happiness is sharing a bowl of cherries and a book […]

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How to Write a Chapter of a Book – What Authors Need to Know

How to Write a Chapter of a Book – What Authors Need to Know

There isn’t one secret to knowing how to write a chapter of a book – there are many! Here’s what authors need to know about writing chapters – because writing a book is more than putting words to the page. Writing a book is about organizing your words into a compelling and interesting series of […]

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How to Write a Query Letter to a Literary Agent

How to Write a Query Letter to a Literary Agent

Written by on December 14, 2010 in Literary Agents, Non-Fiction Writing, Publishing Tips with 8 Comments

These query letter tips are from a must-have book on how to find a literary agent – which I contributed to! The Complete Guide to Hiring a Literary Agent was written by Laura Cross, and it’s packed full of tips and tricks, do’s and don’ts, trials and tribulations. “Well-known writers such as Stephen King, J.K. […]

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Basic Writing Tips – 6 Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

Basic Writing Tips – 6 Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

Even the most successful writers need to review the basic writing tips occasionally! These six ways to improve your writing skills will keep you grounded and in touch with what really matters (a publishing contract is exciting, but doesn’t really matter. What really matters is that you’re constantly, happily, improving your writing skills!). Before the tips, a quip:  “There […]

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How Do I Write a Book? Fiction Writing Tips From a Bestselling Author

How Do I Write a Book? Fiction Writing Tips From a Bestselling Author

Asking “How do I write a book?” is the first step to getting published! These fiction writing tips are from bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford. She’s written dozens of books, and her advice applies to writers of all genres — including freelance writers, bloggers, and web writers. Here’s what Bradford says about getting published: “Basic writing ability is […]

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How to Fix Writer’s Block and Make Your Writing Sparkle

How to Fix Writer’s Block and Make Your Writing Sparkle

Knowing how to fix writer’s block is the first way to make your writing sparkle! These writing tips are inspired by writer’s coach and author Daphne Gray-Grant. Are you ready to claw your way back to smooth, happy writing? Before the tips, a quip: “When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.” ~ Enrique Jardiel Poncela. The […]

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How to Edit Another Writer’s Writing – 7 Editing Tips

How to Edit Another Writer’s Writing – 7 Editing Tips

How do you edit another writer’s writing? Not by following the Golden Rule! (“Do unto other writers…”) These editing tips will help you edit someone else’s writing and help you ask other writers to edit your own work — and the first tip explains why writers should avoid the Golden Rule. Before the tips, a quip: […]

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