10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing An Editor for Your Book

10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing An Editor for Your Book

Have you recently completed your manuscript? Gone over it yourself a time or two? Then it’s probably time to hire your first developmental or line editor—and once you think you’ve found the right one, it can be really tempting to just send your book right to them and forget it for a while. But that’s not how it should work.

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The #1 Reason People Aren’t Reading Your Writing (& How to Fix it!)

The #1 Reason People Aren’t Reading Your Writing (& How to Fix it!)

So you’re having trouble getting people to read what you’ve written?

Bummer.

But unless you’re J.K. Rowling and you’re publishing another Harry Potter novel, every writer ever has to deal with this problem on a regular basis. Not only do you have to get people to want to read your books though; you also have to make people be willing to pay money for them. And that’s a challenging feat.

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7 Ways to Prepare for Online Classes

7 Ways to Prepare for Online Classes

While everyone around you is gearing up for the upcoming semester with new planners, pretty supplies, and gorgeous outfits, if you’re taking classes online this year, you may be feeling a little left out. But have no fear! You, too, can (and should) prep for the fall with these seven tips:

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3 Things to Consider When Deciding Your Book’s Genre

3 Things to Consider When Deciding Your Book’s Genre

Ah, the dreaded genre dilemma. You may start this inner debate with yourself early in the writing process, or wait until after your manuscript is complete, but you’re going to have to address the issue at some point—so I suppose there’s no time like the present!

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The Best Time to Copyright Your Book (For Authors who are Self-Publishing)

The Best Time to Copyright Your Book (For Authors who are Self-Publishing)

The issue of copyright is one of the most heavily-debated in the writing world. Authors, especially young ones, tend to be sort of clueless in this area, and often take advice from those who also don’t know what they’re talking about. So I’m here to set the record straight. (Buckle up—this is a long read!)

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6 Goals for My Final Semester of College

6 Goals for My Final Semester of College

Happy Monday, guys!

It’s officially back-to-school season, and the start of the semester is coming up on us soon! For me, this means graduation is on the horizon, and although I’m not going to any classes this fall (it’s capstone essay time!), I still have some things to look forward to—and if my goal is to make them happen, then I need to post them online for the world to see.

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Why taking notes by hand is better for learning (Guest Post)

Why taking notes by hand is better for learning (Guest Post)

By Lesley Martin, academic success coach, author, and entrepreneur

Over the past ten years, using a laptop to take notes in school has become increasingly popular for a number of reasons. More and more students own laptops, which combined with numerous cloud solutions, means that you can access your notes from any device where you have internet access.

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