What’s the Right Length for My Book?

What’s the Right Length for My Book?

A guide to book length by word count for standard book genres broken down by genre. Here's why book length matters.

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How to Edit Your Manuscript

How to Edit Your Manuscript

You wrote a novel! Well done. Reaching the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words in a month is an impressive feat. What's next? The technical writing edit.

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Action Beats: The Author's Multi-Tool

Action Beats: The Author's Multi-Tool

Action beats are often used in lieu of dialogue tags to show body language and to denote who is talking. But action beats are also useful for showing characterization, setting, and even world-building!

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Are You a Gamer? The Best of Plotting and Pantsing

Are You a Gamer? The Best of Plotting and Pantsing

You can outline a story in great detail... but should you? What happens when you have a new idea in the middle of writing? Instead of having to retool your whole outline, learn to craft your story to allow for surprise—both for you and for your reader.

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Inspiring Podcasts for Writers to Help You Learn and Improve

Inspiring Podcasts for Writers to Help You Learn and Improve

If you are one of those busy humans who count themselves as part of the writing profession, here are the best podcasts to help revamp your style, give you some tips for publishing on multiple platforms, and inspire you to rededicate yourself to your craft.

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Essential Reading: the Best Books of All Time in Each Genre

Essential Reading: the Best Books of All Time in Each Genre

The best way to learn about great writing is to read great books. Writers need to read differently from other people. They can't just sit back and let the story wash over them. They need to be studying the work of their favorite authors and constantly asking themselves questions.

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Check out our review of The Novel Factory.

Check out our review of The Novel Factory.

This month we look at The Novel Factory, a writing app that will appeal to all the planners out there.   The app walks you through 16 highly-detailed steps that include: defining your basic premise; setting out your plot points; fleshing out your characters; building your world; generating scenes; weaving your plot details together; and so much more. It even takes you through the submission process. What makes this program so incredibly useful is that you learn about the process of writing a novel as you go.  

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Villain vs Antagonist: How to Use Each in Your Book

Villain vs Antagonist: How to Use Each in Your Book

Know the difference between antagonist and villain. Read this article for tips on how to use them in your story to create obstacles for your protagonist and build tension for your reader.

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How Many Words Should an eBook Be?

How Many Words Should an eBook Be?

What is the perfect length for your eBook? The truth is, there is no right or wrong answer. Your eBook should only be as long as it needs to be to cover all the important and relevant information.

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Increase Your Productivity: How to Make Big Goals Manageable

Increase Your Productivity: How to Make Big Goals Manageable

You can't knock out your novel in one pass. If you want to get things done, you have to narrow your focus. Here's how to take it one step at a time.

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A Professional Editor Reveals the Dos and Don'ts of Writing Your Query Letter

A Professional Editor Reveals the Dos and Don'ts of Writing Your Query Letter

Writing a query letter can be a daunting task. We're here to help make it a little easier.

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Time Saving Tips for New Novelists

Time Saving Tips for New Novelists

Are you a new writer? Discover why planning speeds up your writing time, and check out these steps for planning your novel.

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Plotting Your Novel Down To The Scene

Plotting Your Novel Down To The Scene

Plotting your novel down to the scene can help with plot holes, flow, and pacing. Find out how to create a scene chart as part of your planning process.

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5 Signs You're Writing in the Wrong Genre

5 Signs You're Writing in the Wrong Genre

You don't always choose the right writing genre the first time. That's okay! In this article, we'll explain how to tell if you're in the wrong genre, and what to do about it.

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