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June Writing Series: Writing Realistic Conflicts

how to write conflictEvery Friday in June, we’ll be posting a blog in our series on how to improve your writing. From how to write dialogue or conflicts to how to improve your grammar, our June Writing Series is dedicated to livening up your story so that it’s ready for self-publication. 
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How Do Bestseller Books Become Bestsellers?

bestseller booksEver wonder how bestselling authors actually write bestseller books? Every writer does! It’s every author’s dream to hit it big: to write that book no one has thought of yet, to revolutionize a genre, to get movie deals, spin-offs, loyal and dedicated fans, etc. Any and every bestseller list is desirable. It’s a dream, and like any dream, it is achievable but only through hard work and understanding what makes a bestseller a bestseller.
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June Writing Series: How to Write Compelling Dialogue

how to write dialogueEvery Friday in June, we’ll be posting a blog in our series on how to improve your writing. From how to improve your writing skills and grammar to how to improve writing style, our June Writing Series is dedicated to livening up your story so that it’s ready for self-publication. Stay tuned for more blog posts on how to write your novel. 
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Following a Summer Reading List and What Makes Something a “Beach” Read

summer reading listIt’s June, and even though summer doesn’t officially start until the summer solstice—June 21—it’s basically already summer. So get on that swimsuit, hit the pool or beach, and don’t forget to bring along the first book on your summer reading list!
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Write On: How Using Writing Prompts Can Keep You Active Over the Summer

writing promptsSummer is here! It’s finally warm out, and the pool/beach/lake is beckoning. The next three months promise suntans, sunburns, and, if you’re anything like me, laziness. Don’t fall behind in your writing just because warmer days are upon us: start using writing prompts! Writing prompts are a superb way to exercise those writing muscles and stay on top of your craft. They’re fun, easy, and effective!
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So, You Want to Publish Your Own Book? How to Tell if Your Book is Ready to be Self-Published

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Struggling with Writer’s Block? Feeling Uninspired? Here are 6 Ways to Jumpstart Your Creativity

writer’s blockWriter’s block happens to the best of writers. It can feel incredibly debilitating at times, lasting for days or weeks. Or it could only last a couple of hours. Writer’s block is nothing to be ashamed of, but there are steps you can take to fight back against it. All a writer wants to do is write; it is more than a job or a craft, it is a need, a compulsion. When that is taken away from them, it can be so difficult.
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7 Cliches to Avoid When Writing Romance Novels

romance novelsRomance novels are the most popular in self-publishing. There is an estimated $1.08 billion in romance sales per year. Self-published authors can make serious money writing romance novels. Romance readers are fiercely dedicated to their genre, but one thing is for sure: if you rely on romance cliches, you won’t get very far. Here are seven romance cliches to avoid when writing romance novels.
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5 Ways Writing a Novel is Harder Than You Think – And 5 Reasons Why You Should Do It Anyway

writing a novelSo you’ve decided you’re writing a novel. It’s an exciting time, brimming with possibility. Once you get to work, though, you may find that it’s harder than you thought it was going to be. Don’t let this deter you. Yes, it’s a hard job. But someone has to do it.
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