For Sci-fi Writers: Writing about the Not-so-distant Future

Posted on April 19, 2017 under iUniverse Advice

    Science-fiction writers who are looking for inspiration need look no further than most daily news reports, especially if they wish to write about Earth in the not-so-distant future. The changes that we will see over the next 20-40 …

iU’s Douglas Gardham says, “Don’t Start with the End in Mind”

Posted on April 12, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
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iUniverse’s Douglas Gardham, author of The Actor and The Drive In, gives us stimulating advice on the process of crafting a story. I’ve heard it over and over again, too many times. No doubt, you’ve heard it too—“start with the …

iUniverse presents tips for writing children’s books

Posted on April 5, 2017 under iUniverse Advice

        It is not always easy to put ourselves into the mind of a child, especially as there are generation gaps. Nonetheless, children’s books often focus on timeless themes. There are also other parameters which don’t change …

Writing your book’s back cover blurb

Posted on March 29, 2017 under iUniverse Advice

          Of all the things on your mind when writing a book, writing the back cover blurb tends to rank pretty low. The composition of the story, the painstaking editing process, and even the search for …

iUniverse presents special tips for writing a biography

Posted on March 22, 2017 under iUniverse Advice

            Biography increasingly ranks high among intelligent readers as a favourite genre. A great biography can show a new dimension of its subject or illuminate someone’s life for the public eye. You should choose someone …

Jerry McDermott and his third iU book, “Choices: For Our Eternal Home”

Posted on March 21, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
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              iUniverse talks with author Jerry McDermott, who has just published his third book with us, called Choices: For Our Eternal Home. Please tell us about your book and yourself . . . My …

iUniverse presents tips for writing Autobiographies

Posted on March 15, 2017 under iUniverse Advice

                Today, iUniverse talks about writing autobiographies. Just a quick note on terminology: memoirs and autobiographies are two different things. Memoirs focus on a certain period of someone’s life; for example, if Paul …

Five reasons why 2017 is the year to publish your book

Posted on March 10, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
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                  As 2017 enters full swing, iUniverse presents 5 reasons why this year is the year to turn your manuscript into a published book. One: After a year of political strife, social …

iUniverse Presents Academic vs Creative Writing

Posted on March 8, 2017 under iUniverse Advice

                    In school, especially secondary education and then university, we chiefly learned what is called “academic writing”. This pertains to writing essays, term papers, reports, and even dissertations. iUniverse wishes to …

iUniverse presents tips on travel writing – Part II

Posted on March 1, 2017 under iUniverse Advice

                      iUniverse is pleased to continue its tips on travel writing, with concrete, practical advice that will help your tales stand out. Delight is in the details. As stated in …

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