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How To Improve Your Writing In Your Sleep…Literally - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Writers of ages past produced their masterworks without a computer, or even a typewriter, for centuries. Chaucer, Cervantes, Shakespeare—each made …

English Skills: 7 ways of saying "I don't know"

In this second post dedicated to life skills in English, I’d like to focus on the different ways you can say <i>“I don’t know”</i> in English.<p>As my clients …

Backstory: How Much do You Use?

Now that you’ve created a character sketch, with your main character’s personality traits, flaws, quirks and secrets, what do you do with it?<p>As …

How Do You Use a Hyphen?

The hyphen, along with its cousins the en and em dash, may be the most misunderstood punctuation mark in English. Hyphens are used to join parts of a …

How to Market a Book and Strengthen Your Author Platform with Goodreads

Imagine a magical place that gathers together 17 million of the most passionate readers who want to talk about, review and buy your book.<p>A place that …

11 Ways to Promote Your Book Year Round

I probably don't have to tell you that marketing your book is a year-round endeavor. Today's digital world provides you with endless ways to market your book and connect directly with your readers. Just like we all build relationships in the real world... with an investment of your time, you can …

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The Great E-book Pricing Question

There’s more guff written about pricing than almost anything else, resulting in an extremely confusing situation for new self-publishers. I often see …

Do You Have What Publishers Really Want?

If you are a writer who dreams of landing a traditional publishing deal, you might have a nagging question in your mind. It’s probably phrased …