Blog

20 Tips For Writing A Self-Help Book

20 Tips For Writing A Self-Help Book

Books for Dummies and Idiots You’ve seen the Dummies books— Lawn Care for Dummies, Adoption for Dummies, Gluten-Free Baking for Dummies. You’d think there were a lot of dummies out there. But actually, it’s the opposite---there are a lot of clever people who figured...

read more
A Self-Publishing Tale: Part 1

A Self-Publishing Tale: Part 1

Online self-publishing There are three reasons to self-publish a novel: (1) You don’t want to go through the rigmarole of pursuing traditional publishing. (2) Your novel blends genres, or otherwise falls outside enough conventions to not meet the criteria of...

read more
Elements Of A Manuscript Critique

Elements Of A Manuscript Critique

Manuscript critique services The three primary reasons you want to hire a book editor for a manuscript critique and evaluation: You want to know: 1) Is it salable? 2) Is it good enough to offer to a literary agent or publisher? 3) Should you go through the expense of...

read more
3 Must-Know Tips For Selling Books On Amazon

3 Must-Know Tips For Selling Books On Amazon

Back in the days of typewriters and carbon copies, publishing was a riskier financial business. Books were typically printed in runs of thousands for economy of scale, and then all those copies had to be stored somewhere, requiring renting or buying warehouse space....

read more
3 Writing Tips For Novel Writers

3 Writing Tips For Novel Writers

In the first phase of editing fiction—some call it “development editing”—I focus on the structural issues in the crafting of the novel, such as point-of-view; character development; plot and subplots; and balance among action, interior monologue, and dialogue. I hope...

read more
6 Best Young Adult Books Of 2019 … so far

6 Best Young Adult Books Of 2019 … so far

My grandfather, my father, and my uncle wanted to be writers. My grandfather snagged the boat from Ireland and became a Boston shoe salesman instead. My father ended up a stockbroker in New York City, foregoing his novelist intentions. My uncle---my father’s only...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest