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7 Best Selling Books That Were Rejected

Hearing the word “rejected”

An author never wants to hear the word Rejected.  After spending what may have been many years, working on a manuscript, being told your novel has been rejected can affect your self-esteem and confidence. Many writers begin to question their ability, labeling themselves as failures, not good enough, a bad writer or I don’t have what it takes.  

Some will toss their manuscript in a closet, out of mind, out of sight until they find the courage to re-submit it to another publisher. Others sadly will quit writing altogether. The pain was just too much and they don’t want to experience it again.

Surprisingly, many best selling books were rejected Continue reading “7 Best Selling Books That Were Rejected”

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The Grueling Task Of Editing A Book – How to Edit Your Book And Make The Task Easier

How to Edit Your Book And Make The Task Easier

When you reach the editing stage in your book

I received the 1st round of editing on my manuscript back from the publisher a few weeks ago,  (Yes I said 1st. There will be more.) I now have the grueling task of spending many hours going through it in depth, noting any additional changes I would like to make. If you want to be absolutely thorough in your editing, plan on this taking a while. Don’t expect to have it done in a week.

Every writer has their own way of editing. I’ve been at this now for two weeks and through trial and error, I’ve discovered what works for me. The process I use keeps me organized and makes the task much easier. Continue reading “The Grueling Task Of Editing A Book – How to Edit Your Book And Make The Task Easier”

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Tips for holding a successful book launching party

Tips for holding a successful book launching party

 

Why hold a book launching party?

Now that my book is completed and is currently in the editing stages, this is a question that comes to mind frequently and I’m sure other authors ask the same question. So I will give you some answers on why you should have such a party. Below I have added some Tips for holding a successful book launching party without stress. Continue reading “Tips for holding a successful book launching party”

Weekly 7-day writing prompts

Monday’s Weekly 7 – Day Writing Prompts # 2 Theme Animals

Writing prompts tips for writers

      Writing prompts tips for writers. The theme this week is Animals.  How it works

I will be posting a 7-day calendar with challenging writing prompts to help stimulate your mind and get the creative juices flowing.

Sometimes we just need a break from our current writing projects and explore other avenues of writing. Or maybe you are experiencing writer’s block. Maybe these prompts will help. Continue reading “Monday’s Weekly 7 – Day Writing Prompts # 2 Theme Animals”

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Tips on how to write a good book blurb

Tips on how to write a good book blurb

 

Tips on how to write a good book blurb

 

What is a blurb?

A blurb also referred to as a “Synopsis” or a “Glossary is the summary of the story found on the back cover of a book. Other than the cover, it is the other most important selling feature of a book. Once potential readers are drawn in by the fabulous cover of a novel, their next instinct is to flip to the back cover and read what the book is about. It is at this point that most readers will make the decision to either buy the book or move on. Continue reading “Tips on how to write a good book blurb”

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It takes courage to publish your first book

Finding The Courage To Publish Your First Book

 

Many people have an idea for a book but very few actually write one. Why?

Finding The Courage To Publish Your First Book Can be very hard. We often hear people say: “That would make a great book! I should write a book.” Sadly that is the beginning and end of the book idea for most people. You have to have the passion, the drive, and the commitment and be willing to dedicate hours and hours of your time to write your story. Continue reading “It takes courage to publish your first book”