• Writer’s block is one of the biggest obstacles you will face as a writer. I know because I’m probably a lot like you.You see, I spent twenty years writing my first novel in the nooks and crannies of my busy day while I was working, going to school, raising a family and all the things […]
  • Story writing can seem to be a very illusive thing when you are just getting started; something akin to catching a ghost in your hands. But you need to realize that there are a number of structural elements to writing a story that you need in place for it to actually be a good story. […]
  • How to write a story can sometimes be a confusing thing.You need to understand how to use plot and dialogue and point of view and so many other things.Here you will get a step by step plan to simplify all those things and make your life easier.Start With An IdeaSince you are wondering how to […]
  • Dramatic monologue can be a very powerful literary device.It is frequently used with points of view where the narrator cannot possibly know the thoughts of another character.Sometimes it becomes necessary for a character to expound upon his thoughts as if he were standing behind a podium.But let’s face it. In reality how often does this […]
  • People look for creativity techniques because they seem to think creativity is an elusive ghost.Some people have it and some people don’t. Or, if you have it, it comes and it goes when it wants.Not true.Everyone can learn to harness their own creative juices. Here are a couple insights into creativity and tips to help […]
  • Creative writing prompts are things that get the juices flowing when you just can’t seem to get started.One reason you may have trouble getting started is that you feel overwhelmed with the task of writing an entire novel.Well, you don’t have to write the whole thing at once.How Do You Eat An Elephant?One bite at […]
  • Here are some great creative writing ideas to get you started, make the most of your time and maximize your productivity.Rewriting? No, Prewriting!Rewriting is very important. But, just as important is…prewriting.This is just what it says.Before you write a scene write out some notes about what you want to achieve in the scene.Who are the […]
  • Book clubs have always been a great resource for writers to reach their readers. But now, just like everything in the age of the internet, marketing to these clubs seems to be on steroids.In days past people in the same geographical location used to meet once a month to discuss a book.Now, people from around […]
  • Automatic writing is a way of harnessing your creativity by actively tapping your subconscious mind.Your subconscious is that part of your mind that generates all the answers to the questions you have about your novel. Or, anything else for that matter.Say You’ve Been Working on A NovelYou want to portray the frustrations of an old […]
  • How to write a novel and market it online

    The days of querying agents and editors and waiting years to get your big break are over. Now you can write the novel you’ve had inside you and then self publish your book in minutes!
Posted by Jim Conway
July 1, 2015

Recording Conversations : What Is The Difference Between Fiction And Reality?

Recording conversations is one of the best ways to get an in depth understanding of the difference between a real conversation and written dialogue.When you’re making these recordings you will likely find that there are long pauses in the dialogue…the conversation will change topic and direction abruptly…new conversations will pop up like weeds in a […]

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A Marketing Plan Template For E Books
Posted by Jim Conway
July 1, 2015

A Marketing Plan Template For E Books

Use this marketing plan template as the foundation of a highly focused marketing plan for your e book.Step 1: People Do Judge A Book By Its CoverYour cover art must be intriguing and indicative of your subject matter. Click here to find a wide variety of cover artists for your book.Closely related to the book […]

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