iUniverse presents tips on writing Romance novels, Part 3

Posted on February 18, 2017 under iUniverse Advice

    Having discussed characters, dialogue, settings, and word counts, today iUniverse turns to conflicts and cultural differences. As you probably know, conflict is an inevitable part of a relationship, and adds a considerable bit of “spice” to your story. …

iUniverse presents tips on writing Romance novels, Part 2

Posted on February 14, 2017 under iUniverse Advice

      In Part One, iUniverse looked at dialogue and setting as important aspects of your Romance novel. Today, iUniverse focuses on characterization and word count. Characterization: Characters: must have depth, and this is especially relevant in a story …

Tom McKinley’s New Book Gives Career Guidance to Teens

Posted on February 13, 2017 under Author Blogs
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        Veteran iUniverse author Tom McKinley returns with his new book, Make the Right Decisions Early. Here’s Tom to tell us more about his book and inspiration. Please tell us about your book . . . Make …

iUniverse presents tips on writing Romance novels

Posted on February 10, 2017 under iUniverse Advice

          With the approach of Valentine’s Day, we at iUniverse thought we would get into the spirit of the season! One of the most popular – i.e. salable – genres in the world of reading is …

iUniverse presents tips for writing a cookbook

Posted on February 5, 2017 under iUniverse Advice

            For those who share a passion for writing and cooking, a cookbook is the ideal combination. It is an opportunity to share your love of food with the world. To help you along, iUniverse …

African-American poets through the centuries

Posted on February 1, 2017 under iUniverse Advice

              We at iUniverse would like to honor Black History month by taking a look at three African-American poets. We’ve chosen one excellent poet from each of the preceding centuries, to celebrate black poetry …

M.L. Shafer and “The House on Crooked Pond”

Posted on January 30, 2017 under Author Blogs
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                M.L. Shafer tells us about her book, The House on Crooked Pond, a family saga spanning several generations. Please tell us about your book . . . The House on Crooked Pond: …

iUniverse presents writing tips from F. Scott Fitzgerald

Posted on January 29, 2017 under iUniverse Advice

                  F. Scott Fitzgerald’s reputation soared in the 1920s’ with novels such as Tender is the Night and This Side of Paradise, and his The Great Gatsby remains one of the most …

C.L. Sherman and her next “Ocean Depths” installment!

Posted on January 24, 2017 under Author Blogs
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                    iUniverse author C.L. Sherman returns with the second book in her Ocean Depths series, Ocean Depths A Time, and also mentions some of her excellent awards! Please briefly describe your …

iUniverse presents guidance on word counts

Posted on January 22, 2017 under iUniverse Advice

                      One of the most daunting aspects of writing a novel is the sheer amount of words required. For most people, the most they’ve ever written has been their final …

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