Suraj Nair

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10 Excuses for Not Writing - and How to Smash Them

Writers are masters of excuses. We come up with all sorts of awesome reasons we should do be doing everything <i>but</i> writing. If most of us were half as …

Make Your Scenes Real

Very often when I’m reading a manuscript for another writer the scenes will fall flat. The primary reason for this is that I (as a reader) am not …

The one really scary thing every writer should learn to do

Public speaking. There, I’ve said it.<p>Now come on out from that stack of books you’ve just taken cover behind (yes, I can recognise you hiding there, …

Public Speaking

Discussion: Do Short Chapters Make You Read More?

So I’ve noticed something a little peculiar about my reading habits, lately.<p>I read <i>Ignite Me</i> not too long ago, which, like the other <i>Shatter Me</i> books, …

What kind of book editing do I need for my manuscript?

Every author needs an editor.<p>Don’t believe me? Read this.<p>But what KIND of editing does your book manuscript need?<p>Well, there are at least five …

Where do you write from: the head, the heart, or the mouth?

Jimmy Chen created this fun venn diagram for HTMLGiant, saying:<p>I think of all writing being from the <b>head</b> (pros: cerebral, conceptual; cons: didactic, …

How to write your book's first draft like a professional

[This article was written by guest contributor Gordon Burgett, author of <i>How to Get Your Book Published Free in Minutes</i> and <i>Marketed Worldwide in Days</i>.]<p>…

How to Edit Your Own Book: Tips from Authors on the Revision Process

The most helpful bit of editing advice I ever got was from poet Michele Glazer. She said, “<b>revision IS writing.</b>”<p>In other words, there’s no difference …

How to Finish Your Book's Second Draft

The anxiety-relieving, blueprint-building, creativity-unleashing <i>second</i> draft<p>[<i>This article is written by guest contributor Virginia McCullough,</i> …

5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Honeymoons

Few travel decisions are as weighty as deciding where to honeymoon. No surprise many newlyweds choose all-inclusive resorts: Pay one price and leave …

Farm-to-table