The Six Sigma approach to writing your book

Posted on January 13, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
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    Those who work in operations departments or logistics will be familiar with “Six Sigma”, a methodology of process improvement and overall efficiency. Developed in the 1980s by Motorola and Toyota, Six Sigma aims to reduce waste and variations …

Tips on writing Regency fiction

Posted on January 8, 2017 under iUniverse Advice

      Over the past three decades, an immense interest has been taken in novels that take place during the Regency period, i.e. the early 1800s in England. Today, iUniverse provides guidance on how to write these types of …

Suggestions on Reading – To Improve your Writing! Part 2

Posted on January 3, 2017 under iUniverse Advice

        In our first installment, iUniverse discussed ways to find time in our extremely frenetic schedules to read and finish a book. Today, iUniverse gives advice on what to read in order to improve your writing. Analyze …

iUniverse presents Suggestions on Reading – To Improve your Writing!

Posted on December 30, 2016 under iUniverse Advice

          It is difficult to think of a writer who doesn’t enjoy reading. iUniverse can quote a myriad of authors who have enthusiastically stated their love of reading, though one of the most succinct statements is …

Five reasons why 2017 is the year to publish your book

Posted on December 27, 2016 under iUniverse Advice

            As 2016 draws to an end, iUniverse presents 5 reasons why 2017 is the year to turn that manuscript into a published book.   After a year of political strife, social disorder, and generally …

Plot-driven vs. Character-driven novels, Part 2

Posted on December 26, 2016 under iUniverse Advice

              iUniverse has been discussing the differences between plot-driven and character-driven novels, and today we give some further examples of each. The earliest novels, and the books we generally read in school, fall into …

Louisa Oakley Green gets recognition from Huffington Post!

Posted on December 26, 2016 under iUniverse Advice

                iUniverse author Louisa Oakley Green’s Sightseeing in the Undiscovered Country has recently been named to the Huffington Post’s Best Self-Published Books of 2016! Here’s Louisa to tell us more about her book …

Plot-driven vs. Character-driven novels

Posted on December 22, 2016 under iUniverse Advice
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                  As we’ve stated before, the genres that sell the most books are Romance, Mystery, Self-help, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and Horror. What you will notice about three of these — horror, sci-fi/fantasy, and mystery …

Reviews and Feedback from iUniverse authors!

Posted on December 18, 2016 under iUniverse Advice

                    iUniverse is proud to list some of the great feedback and testimonials we’ve received! Ariane Page, Love Them Back to LIFE “What I preferred with iUniverse is their dedicated editing …

iUniverse presents Great Christmas Watching

Posted on December 13, 2016 under iUniverse Advice

                      In a previous post, iUniverse discussed several books that we recommend at this time of year, as they are redolent of good Christmas cheer. Today, we take this focus …

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