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 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 much …

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 the …

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 that …

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 book, …

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 McCartney …

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 disorder, …

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 call …

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 Part …

iUniverse presents tips on travel writing – Part I

Posted on February 25, 2017 under iUniverse Advice

                      Travel writing represents the blending of those who love self-expression and those who love experience. Not surprisingly, many people possess both qualities! Writing about travel also suits authors who …

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