4 iU titles are finalists for Eric Hoffer awards!

Posted on May 6, 2016 under iUniverse News
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    This year, four iUniverse titles are finalists for Eric Hoffer awards!  The Eric Hoffer Award honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers. …

iUniverse presents four tips for writing short stories

Posted on May 6, 2016 under iUniverse Advice
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      iUniverse loves a good short story. While short stories traditionally do not sell as well as novels, the short story is very important as a concise way of showcasing a writer’s craft. In this digital age, it …

Four Months after Publishing — from iU author Tom McKinley

Posted on May 3, 2016 under Author Blogs
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        I published my book, Winning the Fight to Be Happy, through iUniverse at the end of December 2015. Now, four months later, I’d just like to share some observations and tips for aspiring writers, on being …

Four Stalling Techniques Writers Should Avoid

Posted on May 2, 2016 under iUniverse Advice

          As a writer, don’t consider yourself to be above needing a push or a helping hand now and then. Writing may be a solitary act, but few successful writers make it alone. And sometimes, that …

Time Kills All Plots!

Posted on April 28, 2016 under iUniverse Advice

            A common saying in the world of sales is, “Time kills all deals”, and we can paraphrase this by saying, “Time kills all plots!” When writing a novel, one dimension which is often ignored …

iUniverse presents Tips for Screenwriting Part IV

Posted on April 24, 2016 under iUniverse Advice

              iUniverse has thus far brought you three installments on screenwriting. We have focused on the structure and process of writing a screenplay, though today the focus will be on some of the broader …

Part 3 of iUniverse’s Tips for Screenwriting!

Posted on April 20, 2016 under iUniverse Advice

                iUniverse is delighted to continue our discussion of screenwriting. Today we will address how to create an outline for your film. Thus far, we have been speaking of loglines and how to …

IPPY-winner Mary Willan Mason talks about “The Hivernante”

Posted on April 18, 2016 under Author Blogs
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                  Mary Willan Mason’s The Hivernante has just won the IPPY Gold award for Best Regional Fiction, in the Western Canada region. iUniverse is delighted to congratulate Mary and to talk with …

iUniverse’s Tips for Screenwriting — Part 2

Posted on April 16, 2016 under iUniverse Advice

                    Welcome back to iUniverse’s second screenwriting article. In our first segment, we discussed high-concept pitches and the “logline”, which encapsulates your film in one memorable sentence or three sentences at …

IPPY winner Ismail Rifaat discusses “The Crisis of Islamism”

Posted on April 15, 2016 under Author Blogs

                      iUniverse author Ismail Rifaat has just won an IPPY award for his book, The Crisis of Islamism. Below, Ismail discusses his book, influences, and publishing experience.      My …

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