Fantasy novelist Jay Hume and “The Crowned Rose”

Posted on June 23, 2017 under Author Blogs
 
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    iUniverse’s Jay Hume tells us about his exciting new fantasy tale, The Crowned Rose.   Please briefly describe your book . . . My book is called The Crowned Rose and it is the first book in a …

iU’s Douglas Gardham on why “It’s Never Too Late”

Posted on June 21, 2017 under Author Blogs
 
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Veteran iUniverse novelist and experienced self-marketer Douglas Gardham tells us why “It’s Never Too Late”.  Gardham is the author of The Actor and The Drive In. I was asked the other day whether I was thinking of going back to …

Tips for writing short stories, Part 3

Posted on June 21, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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        In this final installment of our short story seminar, iUniverse discusses the formula behind an effective short story and also provides a reading list of exemplary tales. Formula. The formula for composing a good short story …

Three more tips for writing short stories!

Posted on June 14, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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          iUniverse returns with Part 2 of our short story workshop. As Edgar Allan Poe said, a short story should be able to be read in one sitting. Keeping this in mind, today we will discuss …

iUniverse presents tips for writing short stories

Posted on June 7, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
Short stories

            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 …

William Allen Burley and “MacKenzie’s Farewell”

Posted on June 6, 2017 under Author Blogs
 
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iUniverse at Book Expo America 2017!

Posted on June 2, 2017 under iUniverse News
 
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                Once again, iUniverse has plenty of space for many shelves of its authors’ excellent books at Book Expo America. This year’s BEA events include Neil Patrick Harris talking about his new book, …

Four Stalling Techniques Writers Should Avoid

Posted on May 30, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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                  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 …

iUniverse Celebrates Eric Hoffer Award winners for 2017!

Posted on May 24, 2017 under iUniverse News
 
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                    iUniverse congratulates its recent Honorable Mentions and Finalists for the Eric Hoffer Awards! The Eric Hoffer Award honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient …

Time Kills All Plots!

Posted on May 23, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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                      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 …

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