35 Of The Best Short Story Ideas To Grab Your Readers

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So, you want to write a short story — and not just a mildly entertaining short story but one your readers can’t put down until they’ve finished it. You want a story that gets reactions like “Wow!” and “How did you do that?” and “Do you have more like this?” What writer doesn’t want that … Read more

Are You Ready To Test Your Proofreading Skills?

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Even the most grammar-savvy amongst us benefit from a thorough proofreading of our work. You may rely on an editor to check your work, or like many writers, it might be tempting to do a quick scan of your writing without thoroughly proofreading it. But proofreading is as essential to your writing as writing is. … Read more

252 Of The Best Writing Prompts For All Writers

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What separates the casual writer from the professional one is the commitment to daily writing. But sometimes it’s more of a challenge to get the words flowing.

If nothing triggered you today, and if your mind is playing hopscotch with ideas, writing prompts can get you past the brain block into full writing mode.

The following lists are creative writing prompts for adults, and while there’s nothing NSFW ahead, the writing ideas are best suited to books written for mature readers.

You’ll find prompts for nonfiction, fiction, and short story writing.

Here’s how to use these writing prompts:

  • Choose a prompt that inspires you to write.
  • Feel free to alter the writing idea to suit your creative writing needs.
  • View the prompt as an idea to kickstart your writing.
  • Begin writing and allow your ideas to flow and lead your writing wherever it might go.
  • Write as little or as much as you wish to prime your imaginative juices.
  • Don’t judge or critique what you’ve written — just enjoy the process.
  • Once you’ve completed the prompt writing, move on to your book writing, or use the prompt writing as part of a book you might decide to write.

Here are 252 Writing Prompts to Inspire Your Book Ideas

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Book Marketing 101: 37 Ways to Launch and Promote A Book

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Book marketing is a phrase that’s sure to get an author’s attention, mostly because the avalanche of conflicting information about book promotion makes it hard to know just how to market your book.

What will the most successful authors be doing to market their books in 2020?

Ultimately, you want to be one of those authors who know how to increase book sales through focused and consistent action. You want clear, reliable advice on how to advertise your book so you earn far more than you spend.

We hear you. And helping authors create and sell more books is basically our whole thing. So, let’s dive in.

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17 Things to Write About For Your Next Nonfiction Book

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You’re sitting at your computer (or with a pen and paper) making a list of things to write about for your next nonfiction book — which will be even better than the last one.

No pressure finding a topic.

But you’re still stuck on book idea number one. And your renegade brain is still working on that last conversation you had and what you should have said.

Or maybe you’re thinking, “Just ten good ideas — any ideas — and I’ll pour myself a glass of something nice and watch another episode of Superstore.”

But the writing idea machine is jammed again. And you’re still wondering what topics to write about.

What should I write about?

You know how Google works when you type in a word or phrase. A drop-down menu appears with suggestions based on your browsing history and that of other Google users.

So, ask yourself, “What am I thinking right now?” or “What is bothering me?” or “What would I love?” and just start randomly writing whatever comes to mind.

You might be surprised at how much you end up writing — and how many writing ideas you can draw from it.

What to do when you don’t know what to write?

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27 Powerful Writing Tips For Your First Book

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When you’re writing your first book, it’s normal to wish your favorite authors could magically appear at your elbow with game-changing advice that both encourages you and shines a light on your path to becoming a published author.

Alas, there is no magic pill they can give us that will guarantee the same success for our books. Not that we need one. Because we don’t.

But many of these authors have been generous with their insights, and this post has a list of 27 tips on writing carefully picked out for courageous new authors like you.

27 Writing Tips For Your Next Or First Book

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15 Tips to Help You Write Better And Attract More Readers

If the title “how to write better” caught your eye, I’m guessing you’d like to get more enthusiastic reactions to your writing.

Do you catch yourself looking at your number of book reviews and wondering how many people actually read your stuff to the end?

You’re not alone.

Fortunately, you can learn how to write better than you do now. I hope you’ll follow the steps in this article to transform your writing from cluttered to captivating.

Your readers will love you for it.

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