Everything You Need To Know About Self-Publishing A Board Book

self-publish board book

Interested in self-publishing books for babies and toddlers?

If so, and your target market is infants and toddlers, you’ll need to read up on the “board book business.”

What is that?

Board books are the colorful first readers with thick pages found in preschools and daycares — aka, the books friends and family shower you with the moment you give birth. (Because every newborn is the next Albert Einstein.)

How does one go about creating and publishing one?

Below, we’re breaking it all down — from board book printing to writing to marketing to distribution logistics.

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Writing With Irony: 15 Examples Of Irony In Literature

examples of irony in literature

People throw around the word “irony” a lot, but its exact definition eludes many.

In their seminal work, The King’s English, the Fowler brothers (aka, the GOATS of grammar) define irony as something in which “the surface meaning and the underlying meaning of what is said are not the same.” 

As a literary skill, irony adds tantalizing dimensions to plots and characters. Moreover, using it makes for clever and engaging writing. 

So today, we’re examining the nuts and bolts of irony and how to incorporate it into your work.

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The Difference Between Empathy vs. Sympathy With Examples

Empathy vs. Sympathy

As a writer, infusing your work with sympathy and empathy is a significant part of developing relatable characters and believable situations. 

Without them, stories are about as engaging as 60 Minutes to a 6-year-old kid.  

Both emotions are grounded in compassion, but how does empathy differ from sympathy?

In short, having sympathy for another person amounts to expressing genuinely kind sentiments in the wake of a bad event. Showing empathy for someone is an act of service, typically rooted in shared experiences or emotions.

Below, we’re dissecting both concepts through a literary lens, complete with sympathy vs. empathy examples. 

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257 Funny Adjectives To Describe Someone Or a Character

Funny Adjectives To Describe Someone Or a Character

Have you ever struggled to find just the right word to describe someone’s unique, hilarious, or eccentric qualities?

Look no further! 

We’ve put together a fabulous collection of funny adjectives covering every letter of the alphabet. Get ready to expand your vocabulary and add a touch of humor to your conversations!

From “absurd” to “zestful,” these funny words are perfect for describing the amusing characters you will write about. 

Whether you’re talking about quirky mannerisms or wacky antics, these words will help you paint a vivid and entertaining picture.

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Your Guide To Third Person Omniscient Vs. Limited Points Of View

Third person omniscient vs limited

Every story is written using a particular point of view.

The story might be from the point of view of one or more characters, like first person or third person limited, or from a narrator’s point of view, like third person omniscient. 

It can be daunting to decide what point of view to use for a story and even harder to get it right.

The problem is that if you make a mistake and switch points of view mid-chapter or even mid-paragraph, you will knock the reader out of the story. 

You need them to suspend disbelief and become involved in the story. 

But the point of view is such an essential part of the story that readers can’t ignore it if you get it wrong.

Are you confused about point of view? we’ll talk you through limited vs. omniscient viewpoints, the pros and cons of both, and how to choose the right viewpoint for your story.

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Breaking It Down: How To Write A Good Fight Scene + Examples

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Writing a good fight scene is one of the hardest things an author can do. 

You’ve got so much to keep track of, especially if it’s a fight between multiple, or even hundreds of, characters. 

And you’ve got to keep your eye on everything from how your characters react throughout to the rhythm and pacing of the scene.

But getting it right is highly satisfying for you as a writer and your readers.

Read on to find out what to do when writing fight scenes, including what makes a good fight scene and how long a fight scene should be.

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What Is The Difference Between A Plot-Driven and Character-Driven Story?

character-driven vs plot-driven

Most stories tend to be predominantly either character-driven or plot-driven. 

That’s not to say that plot-driven stories ignore character-building altogether or that character-driven stories have no plot, but you’ll usually find that most stories lean one way or the other.

When it comes to choosing to write a character-driven vs. plot-driven story or vice versa, you have some things to work out before you can make your decision and get writing.

In this article, we will talk about the differences between character-driven and plot-driven stories and give you our best tips on how to write both types of stories.

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