Category Archives: Writing

Amazon Short Reads: How Many Words Equal A Page?

Kindle Short stories are increasingly becoming popular on Amazon. These are stories that range from about 1 to 100 Kindle pages. They can be read in about 15 minutes to 2 hours or more. If you are publishing, you must … Continue reading

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7 Best Practices for Writing Listicles

A listicle is a web article or blog post in the form of a list and which is outlined in a numbered or bullet point fashion. Why listicle best practices? Well, because listicle writing is actionable, it is imperative to … Continue reading

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An Author’s Introduction to RSS Feed/News Sites

The information age is fantastic, but there’s only one problem: too much information. It’s very difficult to keep track of your favorite blogs, sports, and news without some help. One of the ways to achieve this is by using RSS … Continue reading

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The overlooked marketing value of the Other Works page

The ‘Blank’, ‘Ad card’, or ‘Other Works‘ page is an often-ignored marketing and book sales opportunity.  This is especially true in the eBook area, where most articles on eBook formats don’t even mention them.  For the independent publisher it nearly … Continue reading

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Should you have your own writer or book website?

Every author, published or unpublished, needs a platform to reach their target audience. An author website is one among the many platforms available today. If you’re looking to pursue a professional, long-time career in writing it’s important, you start building … Continue reading

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Why keep a consistent writing schedule?

A lot of people think that being a writer is such a super easy profession. All you need is a few skills, a good amount of talent and creativity topped up with some inspiration. Easy, right? No, not that easy. … Continue reading

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The Parts of A Printed Book

It’s important to know that there’s a set order in the elements that make up a book. Books have standards which one should follow in order to have it published via the traditional or self-publishing route. You’ll need to prepare … Continue reading

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eBooks and DRM: Should eBook Authors Use Digital Rights Management (DRM)?

What is DRM? Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a term that refers to a set of control technology approaches that restrict unauthorized access and use of proprietary hardware and copyrighted works in digital media. While the applications are endless, the … Continue reading

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The Struggles of a Self-Published Author

  When it comes to writing, many people worry that they are not going to make enough to live on. This is especially true when it comes to self-publishing your book. Now while it is the easier option, there are … Continue reading

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How To write like it is your job

How to Write Like It Is Your Job Many new writers come in the field with the mindset of “writing when inspiration strikes” or “writing what you understand.” Such myths deceive writers into thinking writing is not a job. Well, … Continue reading

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My Writing Approach

In a recent comment for one of my blogs, I was asked what my writing approach was and I honestly don’t think I had previously described the way I write.  So here goes. My approach is straightforward and very old school. My … Continue reading

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The Marketing Value of a Good Book Cover

An author may invest all the time, effort and fortune for writing, editing and publishing a book, but leaves very little for the cover design forgetting that the cover is the reader’s first impression of the book. For well-known authors, … Continue reading

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The Parts of an eBook

Over the years, I have learned more about eBook structure and components of an eBook. When it comes to the parts of an eBook, you need to do a little research on what readers expect from a standard eBook and … Continue reading

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Blogging – Blog Writing Style Tips

 Blog Writing Style Checklist While finishing another post, I stumbled across this Blogging Writing Style Guide, which I started once upon a time. So, I have made a few quick updates and thought I would share this checklist, in case … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Having a Project Cart

I never really thought about how to make my home office more convenient even though I have worked from home for several years. However, I recently purchased a nice three-level cart and have found it extraordinarily useful. Especially, for writing … Continue reading

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The line of a people

It is in the fullness of the journey of our life that we begin to understand the true meaning of the smallness of our place in the lineage of life.   As we look forward and back, it becomes apparent that … Continue reading

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Blogging – What is a Pinnable Blog Picture?

Whether you are just starting with blogging or have been doing it for years, you must know by know that images are critical elements of your posts. Online we are focused on visuals. The text comes second. How can this … Continue reading

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Poetry – Guardian

  Guardian A storm forced sea batters Kelp obscured cliffs. The frosty mist, Deluge the whistling rock And mortar cone walls. In the distance, A single powerful light is seen, Flooding the sapphire blues of the water. Like a mother’s … Continue reading

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How Using Speech Recognition Software Can Increase Your Writing and Blogging Productivity

    Speech Recognition and Your Productivity The use of Speech recognition software is fast becoming one of the finest ways to improving your Writing and Blogging Productivity. The beauty of using speech recognition software is boundless. With Speech recognition … Continue reading

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Blogging – How To Write Your Blog Post To Be Easily Scannable

  Write Your Blog Post To Be Easily Scannable Yоu’rе thе busy type, right? You’ve gоt a whole lоt to do аnd very little tіmе tо dо them. Sо whеn you соmе асrоѕѕ a blоg роѕt оr аrtісlе thаt looks … Continue reading

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