Why reading books in print needs to stay


Advanced technology has changed the world in many ways, especially regarding daily life routines. Many gadgets and systems and programs exist to add speed and convenience to everyday tasks. In fact, people can buy “smart” homes now! Modern living includes many people having almost non-stop schedules. They complain that they don’t have time to do … Read more

Should you use a pseudonym as an author?


If someone asks you who J.K. Rowling is, you will undoubtedly know that she’s the author of the Harry Potter series. However, if someone were to ask you who Robert Galbraith is, would you know the answer to that question? If you have read, “The Cuckoo’s Calling” or “The Ink Black Heart,” you might recall … Read more

Format properly before submitting for publishing


If you want a publisher to consider your manuscript, there are several issues to keep in mind before submitting your work. Many publishers have certain requirements that must be met before they will agree to review your manuscript. For instance, Vertu Publishing uses specific guidelines for writers to ensure that their manuscripts are in proper … Read more

Your writing will be clearer if you do these 3 things


Have you ever read a book, report or other piece of literature only to feel you have no clue what the author was talking about? You may read the same lines over and over asking yourself, “Okay, wait. What is he/she trying to say here?” Another frustrating reading experience occurs when you understand what the … Read more

The 4 primary elements of a good query letter

query letter

If you’re trying to get a publisher to accept your manuscript, then you’re a salesperson, as well as a writer. Think of the door-to-door salesmen of the past. They had products to push and a well-rehearsed spiel to help them get the job done. As a writer, your “spiel” is your query letter—the letter you … Read more