Jane De Suza

Jane De Suza, Author of 5 Books, Shares Her Success Journey

[Music] Kiruba: Hello and  welcome to the First Book Podcast, India’s first and only Podcast dedicated to helping first-time authors. In this podcast series, we have conversations with bestselling authors and business leaders to understand how they successfully crack their first book. This conversation helps us to get a sneak peek into their journey as an author. This podcast isdonein association with Notion Press, one of India’s largest publishing  ecosystems.  In ...

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9 Questions To Ask Before Using Copyrighted Material

Everyone knows the secret of creative ideation and writing; ideas don't just pop out of your head, they formulate out of inspiration. Inspiration can come from anywhere and at any time, and once you get inspired, your writing prowess will take center stage. At certain instances, while you are writing the story, you may want to include a quote or reference - a character/scenario that exists in the world of ...

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25 Inspiring Pinterest Boards For Writers

Many of us have a preconceived notion about Pinterest. We think Pinterest is only beneficial to designers, photographers, fashion bloggers, artists and the like. However, Pinterest boards are an amazing platform for writers too. Writers can use creative Pinterest boards not only to promote their articles or books and establish a brand for themselves, but also for the great platform of inspiration that it is. You will find a treasure trove of fascinating pins ...

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Book Cover Design Trends 2017

Everyone knows the old saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover”. While the quote is a metaphor that relates to human emotions, it doesn’t work too well in a literal sense. A book, regardless of how well-written it could be, will never be read unless it attracts a reader’s attention. Book cover designs have become a fashionable thing. From simplistic calligraphy to quirky design patterns, book covers are getting ...

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5 Ways To Stop Procrastinating When You Cannot See What Is Ahead

When one decides to be a writer, they are treading uncharted waters. They must be responsible and must complete the work their book demands, while meeting a set target. Bestselling author, Stephen King, writes 2,000 words per day and allows himself to not meet his target only under dire circumstances. He completes a 180,000 word novel in three months! Before becoming a successful author, it can be hard to keep ...

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How To Write Stories That Children Will Love Reading

  Stories are an integral part of one’s childhood. Most of us grew up reading and listening to tales of valour, courage and bravery, such as Ramayana and Mahabharata, and they are still engraved in every child’s memory. A well-written story will capture one’s imagination and stay in their memory for a long time. Children usually remember the stories from their childhood for the rest of their lives; hence, story writing ...

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Five Mistakes to Avoid While Writing a Literary Series

  A literary series is a celebrated form of literature that millions of readers around the world enjoy. A series can belong to any genre from science fiction to fantasy or romance to crime fiction. There are some books that pop into your mind the moment you hear the word ‘literary series’ – Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The Lord of the Rings, Twilight, Divergent or A Game of Thrones series ...

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Literary Events Across India You Cannot Miss!

It’s time to celebrate what you love! Writing, storytelling sessions, digital marketing, poetry sessions – anything and everything related to the world of literature! While it was extremely difficult to narrow it down from the plethora of events happening in the metropolitan cities in India, here is a list of the literary events you must not miss in the month of May and June 2017.     1.CHENNAI Script Writing: Write a movie ...

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Seven Things One Should Know About Self-Publishing

  This activity is a bucket list staple. Most people hope to achieve this at some point in their lives. Statistics show that 80% of people in the USA want to write a book, but only a tiny fraction of them actually write one. Becoming a published writer seems to be the dream that most of us hope to magically accomplish. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to crack the secret code ...

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Five Things Every First-Time Author Should Know

Congratulations! It’s wonderful that you have decided to write a book. Writing is unlike other careers, as one usually does not pursue it for money or fame. One chooses to become an author, for it is a dream they want to see come true. Words are magic – they give you the power to weave a new world, characters, and scenarios and allow the reader to experience them in their ...

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How to Write a Novel – The Definitive Guide

Do you have loads of interesting stories to tell and a way with words? If so, you’ve already crossed two of the biggest hurdles on your road to becoming an author. If you’re passionate about self-publishing a book, don’t just jump the gun and start putting pen to paper. Take your time and educate yourself on how to write a novel. There are many elements that go into making a ...

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What is a Book Launch and How Does it Help Market Your Book

  This is it! It’s the most exciting day in your life and career as an author. After months, even years of writing the manuscript, it now rests in the palm of your hand. What do you do next? Launch it, of course! Now that you have solid evidence of your writing efforts, it’s time to let the avid readers out there know that there is something more to add to ...

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How To Write A Book Series

As a writer of fiction, you know you’ll know how to write a book that can incorporate the thousands of ideas stuck in your head. The urge to tell more stories never ends, even after you publish your first novel. Of all the stories you wish to tell, there is always that one story that is worth converting into a book series. From extensive research on deep characterization, learning how ...

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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 most other genres, good horror novels require the right mix and match of ingredients- in ...

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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 your novel flow together in an aesthetically pleasing way, so readers can get a comfortable ...

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How to Write an Adventure Novel

When it comes to write an adventure novel, 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 is an ocean of concepts you can get inspiration from. Find the right ...

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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 that perfect sentence together; That's when some of our oldest friends - the best online ...

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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; even if you have the flair for writing, there are many elements of a script that ...

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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 visitors can browse through the book to get inspiration or start a pleasant conversation. With evolving ...

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