Category: Writing and Self Publishing

  • Proofreading Your Book

    Print your book on paper for proofreading. You will see things that you will see on a computer monitor. Then, starting with the last page and moving backward, use a ruler to look at each line in the book. This is a tedious process and one for which you can pay a freelance proofreader. You […]

  • Rewriting

    Ernest Hemingway suggested rewriting a book thirty times before it is ready for publication. His reasoning was that each time the writer goes over the book for rewriting, they have a better understanding into the minds of the characters. The more you get to know your characters, the more you will be able to write […]

  • Fiction Or Non-Fiction?

    Most people equate writing a book with writing a novel, which is a fiction story. This is not the case when it comes to writing, especially writing today. There is a very big market for non-fiction books as well. Cookbooks, how-to books, motivational books and biographies are all examples of non-fiction books that sell very […]

  • Research Your Book

    In order to write your book, you are going to have to do some research. Even if you are writing an autobiography you still have to go back in your mind to research incidents that happened and most likely look up dates and names. You want to do research to make your book more authentic […]

  • Getting Started—Know Your Genre

    If you have always dreamed of being a writer, you can live your dreams by writing your own book and then self publishing. Self-publishing is the way that many writers today are choosing to get their book out to the public. Self publishing today is not the same as it was years ago when you […]