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Books and More Worth Your Attention: Who Doesn’t Love a Good Book?

Who doesn’t love a good book?

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Writers: Sources of Inspiration

For writers and authors looking for inspiration for your next book, next story, next blog post, next social post, here are a few sources of inspiration . . . In the music you hear and the songs you sing . . . Through the lens of a camera . . . In a great neighborhood […]

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Ricky Gervais on How He Learned to Write

The key bit of advice that comedian and scriptwriter Ricky Gervais received as a young man is important: Write about what you know. That’s true for nonfiction as well as fiction. That’s true for poetry as well as children’s books. That’s true for social media shares as well as blog posts. That’s true for when […]

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How to Motivate Reluctant Readers

Today’s post was written by MARTHA RODRIGUEZ, a teacher, presenter and expert on bringing the fun back to learning. She runs the blog: http://areelcoolsummer.blogspot.com where she posts about children.

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Ajay Ohri: The 8 Rules of Writing

These rules or observations about writing are worth noting. Any beginning writer should take them to heart. Any experience writer should read them again to remind them where they have fallen down. . . . I could add a 9th rule of writing: Don’t write anything until you’ve sold it. That’s a professional writer. – […]

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David Ogilvy: How to Write

Back in 1982, advertising copywriter David Ogilvy sent out a memo on how to write. As he noted, the better you write, the higher you will go in Ogilvy & Mather (the advertising agency he founded). While these hints are great for advertising copywriters, they are also generally valuable to book authors as well (except, […]

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Book Reading and Book Writing Expands Who We Are

When we read and write, we become superheroes, sports stars, mermaids, angels, grown-ups, and crazy creatures. . . . Cool. #reading #writing

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How Do I Compete with Other Novelists?

The competition is fierce, both for fiction and nonfiction — especially with the new ebook and print-on-demand technologies allowing anyone to publish. But, as you noted, most sell few books. To sell more books, you really have to establish relationships with websites devoted to the genre of your novel (or the subject of your nonfiction […]

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