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    How to Balance Writing with your Day Job

    How to Balance Writing with your Day Job

    One of the crucial things that writers require and lack is time. With an incomplete novel idling at the desk, writers go through a tremendous pressure of completing it on time and getting it published as well. Now, most first-time authors are not celebrities; they are aspirants who have a powerful story in hand and ...

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    How to write when you don’t Feel Like Writing

    How to write when you don’t Feel Like Writing

    “Just ten more minutes and I’ll definitely start writing, I swear!” said my writer-friend when I pushed him to complete his sixth chapter. I texted him thirty minutes later and he replied stating that his friends got him a ticket for a movie and that he was on the way. I wasn’t surprised as I’ve ...

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    The Guide to understanding and avoiding Plagiarism

    The Guide to understanding and avoiding Plagiarism

    Although this term was invented and used since the roman era, plagiarism seems to be a buzzword these days. From authors to artists, we see a lot of people tweeting and re-tweeting about plagiarism. One of the most recent plagiarism outrages was when the veteran reporter of The Washington Post, Lisa Rein, was accused and ...

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    9 Websites every writer should know about

    9 Websites every writer should know about

    A writer must always be open to learning new things, be informed about the latest in the industry and improving his or her skill set with respect to the art of writing. In the past, they had to rely on books and other mediums to do that. But the Internet, the savior of all, has ...
    How to Self Publish a Book in India

    How to Self Publish a Book in India

        Writing a book is not an easy task. It involves one thing: Work. A lot of work goes behind writing a book, but that is just writing. Publishing & Distributing the book that you wrote is even harder. Finding a publisher, convincing them to publish your book, and if you are lucky your ...

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    How to Avoid Short Dialogues in Fiction

    Writing dialogues is the second most difficult part of writing novel, the first one being avoiding them. There is no single rule as to how to write dialogues. However, it’s always a good practice to avoid short dialogues. Oftentimes short dialogues annoy the readers especially when they are excited to continue with the story. Here ...

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    How to deal with Writer's Block

    How to deal with Writer’s Block

    Writer’s block, the inevitable brain fry that happens to every writer. The symptoms include, staring at the computer screen, fingers hovering over the keys and you feel like you have selective amnesia and have lost it all. If it happens to you, don’t worry, this is a completely curable case. Every author hits a blank ...

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    Parallelism What Writers need to know

    Parallelism What Writers need to know

    Recently, I happened to meet an aspiring writer, who wanted to talk and discuss the book he is planning to write. We spoke over the phone, exchanged some ideas, and ultimately decided to meet at a coffee shop to sit down and talk about his plans and intentions. On meeting him, I noticed that he ...

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    How to write an Autobiography

    How to write an Autobiography

    Let’s begin with the blatant truth. Before you embark on a journey to write an autobiography, you will need to ask yourself one question – Why would someone want to read your autobiography? An autobiography is a self- authored story of a person’s life. Unlike a book, an autobiography is steeped in the truth. Fiction gives ...

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    Top Writing Tools for Authors

    Top Writing Tools for Authors

    In the past, authors were known for their stints with typewriters and bundles of papers .Times have changed and today, everything is automated. From distraction free typing to brain mapping, take a look at the top writing tools for authors.

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    Why You Should Write a Book

    Why You Should Write a Book

    We live in a world of 7 billion people; a beautiful planet that is home to amazing diversity. With thousands of languages spoken around the world, with people from different cultural and diverse backgrounds living together, and with so many things diversifying us at so many different levels, the world is indeed huge and not ...

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    Top Book Writing Software for Authors

    Top Book Writing Software for Authors

    In the past, authors were known for their stints with typewriters or for bundles of papers and the trademark fountain pen. Times have changed today. Laptops have replaced the likes of typewriters, papers, and pens. This transformation is due to the advancement of technology and the advent of innovation in all fields, fostering the overall ...
    The Definitive Guide to Book Genres

    The Definitive Guide to Book Genres

    Everyone has a type. Be it people, music, movies or books. With music and books especially, the “my type” is more evident, which we call, the genre here. The genre is defined by Google as “A category of literary composition determined by the tone, technique, and content”. That is Google for you, but to simplify, ...
    Famous authors who chose self-publishing

    Famous authors who chose self-publishing

    Writing a novel and finishing it is hard, however getting a publisher to print the novel is harder. Unable to find publishers, there have been many authors who have taken the self-publishing route. With various self-publishing programs and websites that allow writers to publish their own stories, more authors are moving towards self-publishing. Here is ...

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    6 Tips to Write a Bestselling Romance Novel

    6 Tips to Write a Bestselling Romance Novel

    Love is a universal feeling that transcends regions, boundaries, languages, ethnicity, and now even gender. It’s the feel that everyone, throughout the world, can relate to. Perhaps, that’s the reason why romance-fiction is one of the most popular genres in writing. So, if you’ve chosen to write a romance novel, there may be just two ...

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    A Definitive guide to structuring your story

    A Definitive guide to structuring your story

    Check out some of the fiction books lying in your bookshelf and you’ll see that every story has a definite, basic structure to it. Structure is the building block for your story, without which your book will collapse. Imagine reading your favorite book from random chapters – you start from chapter 10, then go on ...

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    Clichés to Avoid while Writing

    Clichés to Avoid while Writing

    Let’s come to terms with reality – readers no longer like to read stuff that has been washed, rinsed, and soaked n number of times. Readers are looking for something new to read; something that’ll enchant them and enlighten them. So, if you want to steer clear from accusations on cliché, follow some of the ...

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    Surefire Tips to Writing an Engaging Blog Post

    Surefire Tips to Writing an Engaging Blog Post

    Remember we mentioned that having a website or a blog is one of the most essential things to building an author platform? If yes, have you created a blog for yourself? If it’s a yes again, you need to know how to differentiate your blog from tons and tons of blogs out there. For that, ...

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    Infographic: Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

    Infographic: Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

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    Writing a captivating Cover Copy

    Writing a captivating Cover Copy

    The importance of an attractive cover design cannot be overstated. The cover design will attract the reader to pick up your book from the stand. However, the next thing they will do is flip it over. No matter how attractive your design is, the content at the back of your book is what will convince them ...