Making Your Writing “Accessible”

Posted on August 16, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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    Making your writing accessible to readers is arguably the most important quality for an author to remember. When we say “accessible”, we mean “readable and understandable”, rather than “obtainable”. Far too many authors, especially of non-fiction, fall into …

iUniverse presents tips for using the “hook”

Posted on August 14, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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      Creating a good hook is not easy, but it is so essential that it is worth almost any amount of time and energy. The hook is third after front cover and back-cover blurb in the sequence of …

iUniverse presents Writers Lost and Found: Robert Herrick

Posted on July 30, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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        iUniverse is happy to present a new installment in our “Writers Lost and Found” series, this time turning our attention to poetry. British essayist Sir Francis Bacon once wrote that “Histories make men wise; poets, witty; …

iUniverse presents Writers Lost and Found: Sir Walter Scott

Posted on July 23, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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          In our first “Writers Lost and Found” segment, iUniverse discussed the reasons for why some great writers have been forgotten or increasingly ignored over the years. iUniverse believes that excellent writers – particularly successful ones …

iUniverse presents Writers Lost and Found: Somerset Maugham

Posted on July 16, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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            iUniverse recognises that many writers who have been successful in the past unfortunately no longer receive proper attention. However, we believe that every successful writer is worth examining. With this in mind, today we …

More tips on writing a great self-help book!

Posted on July 5, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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              In our previous post, iUniverse looked at three crucial aspects of writing self-help books, and today we continue with more helpful guidance. Include anecdotes and experiences from other people. Stories about yourself are …

Three tips on writing self-help books

Posted on June 28, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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                Books about self-help are one of the five top-selling genres in the world. Revenues from self-help books continue to reach nearly $1 billion per year. So what makes this genre so popular, …

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 …

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 …

iUniverse presents tips for writing short stories

Posted on June 7, 2017 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 …

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