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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How To Write A Good Book Review On Amazon

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Imagine this. You have just finished the last page of a great book and that familiar feeling of emptiness runs over you. You stop for a moment and think to yourself, “What now?” because the book that has really hit home with you is now over. How can you reflect on your experience and share … Read more

How To Find Writing Inspiration To Finish (Or Start) Your Next Book

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As a writer, I am sure you are familiar with that dreadful feeling of staring at a blank screen and having nothing happen.

No words. Crickets in your brain. The dreaded writer’s block.

That feeling of being stuck and losing motivation may make it tempting to walk away from your writing and make up excuses to procrastinate.

However, if you want to be a writer, you can’t wait for inspiration to find you.

You have to be proactive and find the inspiration yourself.

You have to generate your own momentum to write.

Once you’re able to do that, you have to work to keep the momentum going and find ways to write even when inspiration is on strike.

So, how do you find writers inspiration?

What inspires you won’t necessarily inspire another writer and vice versa.

As a writer and as a person, you have your own unique experiences and triggers. But one thing you should know by now is that inspiration isn’t something you wait around for.

You go after it. If inspiration were a person, she’d like to know she’s worth the effort.

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How To Use The Blinkist App To Become A Better Writer


In this post, we’ll do a review of the Blinkist app.

According to Stephen King, one of the world’s most prolific and successful writers, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.

As an author, you’re probably doing plenty of the latter, but how much time are you devoting to the former?

After months of working on your book, you can get burned out on the written word. Picking up a book while writing one might not be your go-to relaxation activity.

If you don’t read much, you aren’t alone. Only 5% of people in first world countries read, and only 2% of that 5% read with any frequency.

But read you must if you want to become a better writer. It isn’t optional. Why? Because reading . . .

  • Improves your vocabulary
  • Increases your knowledge
  • Improves your writing style
  • Stimulates creative thinking
  • Enhances your memory
  • Excites your curiosity
  • Affords you new and different perspectives
  • Inspires you to take risks with your writing
  • Helps you overcome writer’s block

One of the most frequently cited reasons for not reading is a lack of time.

As writers, our lives are busy and demanding already, and making time to read books on a regular basis might be daunting.

But there is a way to add more books to your reading list without committing hours of your time to each book — the Blinkist app.

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Grammarly Review: Is This the Best Grammar Checker?

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Even though I was an English major in college, and I have focused on writing for a large part of my life, I still overlook some errors in my writing.

Some grammar rules have changed over time, and it can be challenging to relearn what was ingrained in your brain when you were younger.

Because you can make mistakes so easily, and it is more difficult to notice them in your writing than in the work of others, it’s important to carefully proofread your writing with an editor and/or a software program that catches your errors.

The truth is, everybody makes mistakes in their writing. Even if you feel like you have the basics down, advanced grammar and style nuances may overwhelm you at times, even if you write professionally.

I have been using Grammarly which is an online grammar and spelling assistant, and I want to share the pros and cons of the software with you.

In this Grammarly review, I will give you enough information for you to decide if this is the right app for you.

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How To Create A Back Cover Blurb That Sells Your Book

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Walk into any bookstore, and you’ll see thousands upon thousands of book spines staring at you.

For the average person who is “looking for a good read,” that means they’ll be scanning titles to see which ones appeal to them (usually with their head cocked to the left, to read those titles).

When they come across one that sounds interesting, they’ll pull it off the shelf and examine the cover.

What do they do next?

You guessed it: they flip the book over and read the back cover blurb.

A similar experience takes place online, too, although readers are often seeing the cover and title at the same time. But, once they find a book that looks interesting, they click on it and look for the back cover to read the blurb.

How to Write Compelling Book Back Cover Copy

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