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    How to Write a Horror Novel

    How to Write a Horror Novel

    Here’s the ironic thing about horror novels: They are actually fun to read and even more so to write. Thinking up ideas for hair-raising scares and grotesque plot points may be easy but the tricky part is cooking up the formula that can blend all your scare tactics into one cohesive, terrifyingly terrific novel. Like ...

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    How to Inculcate the Habit of Reading in Children

    How to Inculcate the Habit of Reading in Children

    The excitement of sitting on grandpa’s lap and listening to his age-old stories is something that will live long in your memory. Today’s generation of kids have so many resources available at hand when it comes to reading, but inspiring and encouraging them to read is where the challenge lies. Here are some interesting ways ...

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    The Handy Guide to Format Your Book

    The Handy Guide to Format Your Book

    Completing your book is a euphoric feeling. It feels good to see months of writing and re-writing finally set into place as one complete novel. Hold your horses though, as there is still one herculean task left. Yes, we’re talking about that seemingly complex task of formatting a book which is making the elements in ...

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    Top 9 Bedtime Stories You Must Read to Your Child

    Top 9 Bedtime Stories You Must Read to Your Child

    As a child, didn’t you love it when your parents tucked you into bed, read you a book and kissed you goodnight? Reading a nice book to your child ensures they get a sound sleep and sweet dreams; it is also a great way to introduce them to pictures, words and if you can put ...

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    Pulitzer prize winning books you must read

    Pulitzer prize winning books you must read

    Honouring excellence in journalism, arts, fiction and novel writing, the Pulitzer Prize is a recognition that American authors aim for. Renowned internationally for its success and significance in the literary circle, many critically acclaimed authors including Ernest Hemingway and Harper Lee have won this prestigious award. The award, which is named after a Jewish-Hungarian immigrant ...

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    How to Write an Adventure Novel

    How to Write an Adventure Novel

    When it comes to adventure novels, the world is your oyster – primarily for two reasons. The first one being the startling amount of types of adventure your creative juices can quench. From periodic plots with oodles of drama (Read: Game of Thrones) to gripping fantasy novels with cover-to-cover excitement such as Harry Potter, there ...

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    Top 10 Online Dictionaries for Writers

    Top 10 Online Dictionaries for Writers

    If there is one thing us writers should be proud about, it’s our way with words. Writing is considered a skill that is developed naturally, especially in the flow of words that ultimately stitch a complete story together. However, there may come times when you will find yourself lost for words and unable to string ...

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    How to Turn Your Book into a Movie Script

    How to Turn Your Book into a Movie Script

    How to Turn Your Book into a Movie Script Books vs Movies, Movies vs Books- the classic argument between avid readers and movie buffs is one that will last for an eternity. For authors, seeing their books get converted into movies is an incredible feeling. Writing a movie script is different from writing a novel; ...

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    How to Create and Publish a Coffee Table Book

    How to Create and Publish a Coffee Table Book

      A picture speaks a thousand words. This is especially true when it comes to a vibrant and appealing coffee table book. Typically, a coffee table book is a high-quality, large book of illustrations and photographs meant for casual reading. As the name suggests, it’s usually placed on a coffee table in a lounge, so ...
    How much will it cost to publish a book

    How much will it cost to publish a book

    Publishing a book these days can be easy. What you don’t know is, it can also be easily expensive. Publishing a book can cost you more than you can handle, if you aren’t careful. But first of all, how do you know what constitutes as a ‘cost’. Apart from the money you directly spend, there’s also your ...
    Top Ten Design Resources for Authors

    Top Ten Design Resources for Authors

      Getting your book published is a dream in itself. The transition from a writer to an author is a magical journey which is both uplifting and inspirational. Many writers, who do not have much knowledge about publishing, conventionally opt for traditional publishing methods, where many of the well-known publishing houses are seen offering the ...

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    Ten Classics You Must Read Before You Turn 30

    Ten Classics You Must Read Before You Turn 30

      There are millions of books and it is impossible to read all of them in this lifetime. While this is undeniable, there are some books which must be read before you turn thirty. These books might have been written many, many years ago, but are still read and enjoyed by people around the globe. ...

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    How to Convert Your Book into an Ebook: Useful Conversion Tools and Apps

    How to Convert Your Book into an Ebook: Useful Conversion Tools and Apps

      No matter the generation gap, reading remains to be a habit that is timeless. Perhaps, the one thing that has changed, or is slowly changing with time, is the way people are reading books. The classic paperback or hard-cover version of books continues to have a steady interest among avid readers, but for a ...

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    Seven Quotes to Inspire You to Write

    Seven Quotes to Inspire You to Write

    Being an author might not be the highest-paying job in the world, but it definitely is satisfying. Despite writer’s block and the competition out there, it is a wonderful feeling to be an entrepreneur and take control of your life, and writing allows you to do that. Whether you aspire to write a thriller, an ...

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    How to Make your Book an International Bestseller?

    How to Make your Book an International Bestseller?

      One of the most common questions that writers ask bestselling authors or aspiring authors ask publishers is, “How to make my book a bestseller?” Let’s accept it – who doesn’t want to market and sell their books to a huge audience? Apart from getting the obvious sales profit, having a bestseller to your credit ...

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    Seven Rules of Working with an Editor

    Seven Rules of Working with an Editor 1

    What is the most important process that needs to be done before one publishes a book? Is it finalizing the manuscript, designing the book cover or planning marketing strategies? Actually speaking, the most important process is editing a book, and at the same time, learning how to work with an editor in a cordial manner. ...

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    History of Publishing

    History of Publishing

    From clay tablets to audio books, the publishing industry has come a very long way. While books vs. eBooks continue to be the biggest debate among the bibliophiles, the book publishing medium as we know it is entirely different from the ones that were in place thousands of years ago. We now have access to ...

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    The Ten Commandments of Fiction Writing

    The Ten Commandments of Fiction Writing

    Writing is an art. A writer is similar to a painter who sits with an easel, a canvas, and a paintbrush in hand, trying to put his ideas on paper. Writing a book involves tons of research, but in fiction, that is not the only pre-requisite to produce a bestselling novel. Here, we list down ...

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    How to Effectively Turn your First Draft into a Complete Manuscript

    How to Effectively Turn your First Draft into a Complete Manuscript

    The feeling you experience when you  complete a novel could be anything from exhilaration or relief, to even anxiety. Yes, you will be relieved because you finally completed that novel. However, the thought of what’s next could scare you a lot. Most writers, especially first timers, think that the first draft is the final version ...

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    Book Clubs in Ahmedabad That Every Bookworm Should Visit

    Book Clubs in Ahmedabad That Every Bookworm Should Visit

    Ahmedabad is developing fast; this gorgeous city is now considered one of the best places to live in India. In our journey to find book clubs across the nation,we halted here and its dedication to spread the love for reading impressed us. Here’s an overview of the book clubs you can check out: Ahmedabad Book ...