Writing is a craft and a discipline, and if you want to be a successful writer you’ll need to develop certain essential skills. Here are ten habits that will see you through any kind of writing that you do—books, magazine or newspaper articles, website content; you name it.
Many people confuse the copy editor and proofreader, but they have different and distinct duties. A look at the two, what they do for your manuscript, and why and when you should use them.
Literary agents are your entrée into the world of standard publishing, to the acquisitions editors at Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and other standard publishing houses. Here’s a list of 100 agents/agencies, complete with links to their sites.
Most standard publishers will not look at your manuscript unless an agent sends it in. These 35 publishers will, so you can send to them on your own. Here’s a listing, complete with links to the sites and descriptions of what they are looking for.
A list of 68 agents you can contact to represent your memoir, biography, or autobiography – with a list to each agent’s website.
Self-published author Kathy Hendershot-Hurd explains what she did right and wrong with her book. Learn from her mistakes in this guest blog.
Are you struggling to write your autobiography? Not sure where to begin and what to include? Here are 6 tips to get your started.
You’ve written an amazing memoir! Unfortunately, you have no idea how to get a standard publisher such as Simon & Schuster to purchase and publish your memoir.… Read More »Having Your Memoir Published by a Standard Publisher
Clear, direct, and readable writing is a must for non-fiction writers. Mastering these 12 rules will help ensure that your words don’t stand in the way of your message.
Examples of how to begin your life story, from the autobiographies of John Denver, Nelson Mandela, Ronald Reagan, and American sniper Chris Kyle.
Learn six bestselling techniques of beginning a memoir, including “make them wonder,” “make them smile,” “make them relate,” and “make they sympathize.” Includes examples of each of the six techniques, taken from popular books.
Do you want to write about your life, but are not sure whether you have a story to tell? Here are 25 different ideas for memoirs, 25 ways of thinking about your life and organizing your thoughts into a great book.
A memoir is a carefully selected “slice” of your life, revolving around a situation, experience, or interaction with others that raised powerful emotions or triggered insights. Keep reading to learn more.
The way ghostwriting works depends on you. You may be the “you do it type” who wants the ghostwriter to do it all, the “I’ll finish it when you’re done type,” or one of three other types. Learning what type you are will make the ghostwriting process much smoother.
You need PR to sell your book, but hiring someone to handle it for you can be expensive. Here are some tips for getting free PR.