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With mobile and voice device usage increasing, answering customers’ questions is the key to relevancy. Here are some tips on sourcing the best questions to answer.Read More »
The apostrophe, when used correctly, can add clarity to a piece of writing. But when misused, the results can be confusing. We take a look at getting it right.Read More »
We’re covering one of the most challenging genres to read and write: dystopian. What happens to our world when everything goes wrong?
Speculating about the future, which usually has turned for the worse, creates some of the most dysfunctional dystopian worlds that stick in our memory for years. In this article, we examine our top dystopian picks.Read More »
People sometimes think they can use "home in on" and "hone in on" interchangeably, but the truth is much more gray. Let’s look at when to use each.Read More »
As creatives, writers are more susceptible than most to needing downtime to replenish and refill our brains with fodder for the mill. Let’s face it—you don’t get your best ideas staring at your computer screen. More than likely, an amazing idea pops into your head in the shower, on a walk through the woods, or while playing with your dog. It’s those times when we’re not actively thinking that our brains put together new ideas in astounding ways.Read More »
Simply selling your book on Amazon is an imperfect solution. By self-publishing through an e-commerce platform, you can more directly reach and capture your target audience.Read More »
Our plagiarism checker is designed to help you detect unoriginal content in your writing. Once you have detected unoriginal content you will be able to add proper citations to your document.Read More »
This article is a guide for the author who has decided to follow the self-publishing route and should hopefully take the terror out of launching your novel on Amazon i.e.Kindle Direct PublishingRead More »
Fiction writers don't start from scratch. They can utilize existing character and story archetypes, personality and emotional types, and the goals and the fears of each type. Combining them in a strong storyline is almost a guarantee for creating best-selling works.Read More »
Getting tripped up on the differences between “to” and “too” happens often. When do you use a single “o” and when do you use two? While this is one of the most common grammar mistakes, the rule is easy to master.Read More »
Here are a few tips to help you build a portfolio that maintains your ghostwriting clients’ confidentiality while still proving your abilities.Read More »
ProWritingAid has customizable reports that help you find any manner of technical or stylistic gaffes in your work. Besides the 25+ reports that help you polish your work, you can use the House Style or the Combo Check. But what’s the difference between these two?Read More »
Twitter is a great way to follow commissioning editors, contact fellow writers and search for case studies. Here we show you nine ways to network on Twitter.Read More »
Writers are in an interesting position to leave a tangible legacy—words others will remember us by for years to come. Even though tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, you still have time to create an amazing legacy. We take you through questions to ask yourself when considering what written legacy to leave behind.Read More »
Not all characters are created equal. We teach you the techniques you need to grab your readers by the emotional coat-tails with these three character types.Read More »
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a disruptive force that is changing how we understand readers, select genres, write, and publish books. Authors and publishers that master AI-based tools are likely to succeed professionally and financially. This article discusses how AI can be integrated in any publishing project.Read More »
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