Creating Characters: The Cornerstone of Compelling Storytelling

Posted on March 13, 2024 under iUniverse Advice

It’s not just the plot that keeps readers glued to a book; it’s the characters and their development. In this post, we’ll delve into the art of character development and what you should think about when writing a book. Character …

Editing is an essential part of the book publishing process, ensuring that your manuscript is polished, professional, and ready to captivate readers. However, the editing process encompasses more than just checking for grammar and punctuation errors. In this blog post, …

Crafting the Perfect Interior Design for Your Book: Key Elements to Consider

Posted on February 22, 2024 under iUniverse Advice

In the world of book publishing, the cover might catch the eye, but it’s the interior design that keeps readers engaged. A well-designed interior not only enhances readability but also reflects the professionalism and attention to detail that every author …

Designing a Winning Book Cover: Key Elements and Considerations

Posted on February 12, 2024 under iUniverse Advice

The adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” may hold some wisdom, but let’s be realistic – we all do it. In fact, a book’s cover serves as the first point of contact for potential readers and can greatly …

Book signing guidance from an expert! (Part I)

Posted on February 28, 2019 under iUniverse Advice
Douglas Gardham

iUniverse’s Douglas Gardham, author of The Actor and The Drive In, has significantly bolstered his marketing presence through engaging in book signings, and recently reached the milestone of selling his 1000th book at a book signing. Here, Douglas discusses how …

More tips on finishing your novel!

Posted on February 23, 2019 under iUniverse Advice

In Part 1, iUniverse discussed the difficulty – and necessity – of finally saying “that’s enough” for your characters. Now, we move on to talking about how to finish resolving your plot while not getting bogged down with too many …

iUniverse presents tips on writing Romance novels, Part 3

Posted on February 17, 2019 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. Cultural differences …

iUniverse presents tips on writing Romance novels, Part 2

Posted on February 14, 2019 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 where readers want …

iUniverse presents tips on writing Romance novels

Posted on February 10, 2019 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 that of Romance novels. Nora …

8 writing tips from F. Scott Fitzgerald

Posted on February 7, 2019 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 canonical works of American Literature. While many view Fitzgerald …

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