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Stories stick and there is science to prove it - Boost! Collective

By Christopher Ross<p>It may be surprising to know that there is a powerful connection between the hormone oxytocin and the bread and butter work of the …

How To Make Money With A Book

It's possible to make a lot of money from a book, but only if you approach it the right way.<p>This is the wrong way: "How do I sell a lot of books?"<p>This is the right way: "How do I use my book as a tool to make money?"<p>Aren't those two things the same? Isn't selling books the same as using a book to …

A Writer’s Guide to Hacking the Reader’s Brain (in 5 Steps)

Question: When you’re lost in a story — any story — what, exactly, is it that has you so mesmerized that the real world seems to have vanished?<p>You may be thinking, <i>Hey, it depends on what kind of story I’m lost in, the genre, whether it’s commercial or literary fiction – sheesh, there’s a long list</i> …

What Fiction Writers Can Learn From A Child's Mind

<i>Guest Post</i><br>Stuck in a rut? Unable to get the next plot of your story together? All that might be missing is a little bit of creativity. <br>Writing is a …

‘Quality Is Worth Paying For’: Rising Star Toby Marshall

Warning of 'an inevitable cheapening of the final product,' DK Senior Product Developer Toby Marshall calls on publishers to think about 'how this …

Writing 101: Discover the Perfect Audience for Your Novel

I’m going to ask you a question that writers loath even more than the dreaded “What is your story about?” Are you ready for this, writer? Brace …

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Fighting the Suck: Writers' Advice for Writers

The intersection of bookish people and people who write is a pretty big center chunk in the Venn diagram of life. As such, many of us know that soul …

There’s Nothing Worse for Plots Than Cellphones

There’s nothing worse for plots than cellphones. Once your characters have one, there’s no reason for them to get lost or stranded. Or miss each …

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …

Tom Waits Writing Inspiration - There's Amnesia In Her Kiss

Writing<p>Updated March 15, 2018 1413 Views 1 Comment<p>Share65<p>Tweet29<p>+1<p>Share<p>Stumble1<p>Pin1<p>Shares 96<p>Good writers avoid common collocations and tired clichés, …