Rae Marie

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How to Create and Use a Character Bible for your Novel

A character bible is the place you collect information about all the characters in your novel. From your heroine to the car wash attendant who says …

Creative Writing

Prep Your Novel For Self-Editing In Scrivener

As an advocate for the Nanowrimo writing process, I firmly believe that a writer should write the rough draft of their novel as quickly as possible …

Writing

LaCroix, Sparkling Ice, Bai and beyond: Are fruit-flavored waters good for you?

Trends<p>We break down what's really in these trendy, enhanced beverages.<p>There's no doubt that drinking lots of water is good for us. The many benefits of staying properly hydrated include glowing skin, enhanced mental function, a healthy immune system and the ability to recover faster after a good …

Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder

16 Incredibly Useful Resources for Aspiring Authors

…You’ll Wish You Knew About These Earlier<p>Throughout the process of writing my book and helping clients with theirs, I’ve curated a list of tools that …

CreateSpace

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

How To Write A Novel: Step By Step

Thinking about writing a novel? Don’t know where to start? It’s not that hard, if you really want to do it. I guess that really is the first step. …

A platform that allows you to write short stories for money, like an Airbnb for writers.

Everyday, for each and every one of us, there are new events that could be another narrative. We tell them in different ways that serve a purpose, …

The 6 Step Blog Process I’ve Used for 7 Years

I’ve been blogging since I was 12. It was my entry to the online marketing world and has played a large part in shaping my career today. A LOT has …

Viral Marketing

Here's How to Create Your Own Metaphors

A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in a way that isn't literally true but helps explain an idea or make a …

How This 25-Year-Old Earns A Passive Revenue of $400K A Year While Traveling The World

It’s been almost two years since I left my corporate life in New York City to work remotely and travel the world. When I first left my apartment, job, and other comforts, I was terrified: I had no idea whether it was possible to build a business on the road, let alone make a decent living from …

Entrepreneurship

Self-Publishing Success Story: Roz Morris, British Indie Author

Roz Morris’s extensive and valuable experience from earlier roles as a ghostwriter and running an editorial department in a trade publishing company …

10 Best Books for Staying In When the Weather is Bad

Scott Hawkins<p>“A missing God. A library with the secrets to the universe. A woman too busy to notice her heart slipping away.” That’s the tagline for Scott Hawkins’ labyrinthine and delightfully bizarre thriller centering on a woman caught in the middle of a supernatural battle with reality itself …

How to Write Posts That Actually Get Read and Shared

I had a call the other day with an entrepreneur who told me that his blog articles are like an echo chamber; it feels like he is talking to himself. …

Writing

12 Books Every Harry Potter Fan Should Read In 2018

With January on the horizon, it's time to get excited about 2018 reading. (Cue fireworks.) And if you're a Harry Potter fan, I'm sure you're itching …

11 Tips For Writing More In 2018, So You Can Finally Finish That Manuscript

As another year drags itself across the finish line, many of us are starting to think about our goals for next year. Sure, 2017 had its horrible …

10 Steps to Self-Publish Your Book Like a Bestseller

People do judge a book by its cover and content, which influences sales and your reputation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Self-published books are springing up all over the place. If you are an entrepreneur, having a book under your belt can boost your income …

Five Books About Writing that Made Me a Better Writer

I started devouring books around second grade and by around fifth grade, I was reading adult fiction along with young adult and middle grade fiction. …

Writing Sequels: 7 Rules for Writing Second Installments

<i>Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in</i> Writer’s Digest<i> magazine. Check out the latest issue here or subscribe.</i><b>Your first book was well</b> …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

4 Essential Innovation Skills That Anybody Can Master

Great innovators aren't prima donnas or glory seekers. They are problem solvers.<p>I spent the majority of my adult life managing organizations and I always felt enormous pressure to innovate, but whenever I went looking for guidance, what I found was a confused jumble. Disruptive innovation, design …

The 5 Simple Habits of Highly Creative People

Many people think creativity is a mystery. The simple reality is that it's more about consistent habits.<p>I teach and write about creativity, and often when doing training on creativity, I hear this statement, "I am just not creative." If someone continually says (out loud and to themselves) that …

Ready to Write a Book? Here are 19 Ideas to Get You Started!

You’re just getting started as a writer. Or you’ve been doing it your whole life. But you’ve never published a book. And you want to; you <i>need</i> to. …

7 Inspirational Quotes, Tailored to Every Day This Week

Morning inspirations ready to queue up, Monday through Sunday<p>We hear them all the time.<p>The things we should do, that is, first thing in the morning in order to get our day off to a productive and focused start. Things like exercise, journaling, and making lists of gratitude and priorities.<p>Those are …

The Appeal of the Dark Side of Fairy Tales

Why write dark versions of children’s stories? Why retell or reimagine those stories at all? I’ve written three books based on classic children’s novels now – <i>Alice</i> and <i>Red Queen</i> were dark reimaginings of Lewis Carroll’s <i>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland</i> and <i>Through the Looking-Glass</i>, and <i>Lost Boy</i> is an …

Books

5 Apps That Will Help You Finish Writing Your Book

Don't let procrastination win. Use these tools to get organized, stay focused, and finish strong.<p>Authors are not immune to procrastination, nor to distraction. To write a book requires dedication and a consistent writing schedule, but any author will tell you that the kind of focus needed to finish …

My Top 7 Tools for Creativity

This year I’ve been thinking a lot about creativity, and I’m getting ready to publish a small book on this subject, something that has occupied me …

5 Lessons Learned Growing My Business From Getting By to Getting Rich

You're already working hard. No learn how to get more results from the work you're doing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've been an entrepreneur since I was 19 years old. My first business was a vacation-relief service for independent vendors. It started with just …

The 6 Best Cities to Start a Business Right Now

Location isn't everything, but it still matters.<p>Silicon Valley, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Austin and more have well-established and booming startup scenes complete with big companies and investors to impress. But all of those cities have another thing in common. They are pricey and …

Thirteen Great Tools That Will Make Your Writing Shine | The Digital Reader

Writing is hard, even at the best of times. Putting down your thoughts in an orderly and compelling manner can be excruciating, so much so that …