Posted on October 30, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There is, of course, absolutely no rule that a book must have a dedication. And there aren't really rules for...

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Posted on September 24, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writing any book is just the first step, but if you're self-publishing a children's book, there's an extra bit of...

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Posted on February 25, 2022 at 9:41 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Jason Hamilton doesn't want to send you into a full-fledged alarm by bringing up the issue of fonts and copyrights....

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Posted on February 3, 2022 at 10:46 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Dave Chesson is correct that typesetting sounds like something that long-ago generations would have worried about, not those of us...

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Posted on January 17, 2022 at 2:26 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You know a professional cover is crucial to your book's success. But that's not the only aesthetic factor to consider...

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Posted on July 12, 2021 at 2:24 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The freedom of being an indie author comes with the power — or obligation — to make all sorts of...

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Posted on June 27, 2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you’re an avid reader — as authors are counseled to be — you will no doubt have noticed that...

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Posted on June 18, 2021 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Good news: writing an epigraph is a piece of cake. That’s because it’s typically less a matter of creating something...

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Posted on June 15, 2021 at 10:33 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Dave Chesson broke down the differences between forewords and prefaces already. Now he has advice on how to write the...

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Posted on June 4, 2021 at 1:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’ve shared plenty of advice on characterization, plot development, language and more on this newswire. And that’s fitting, since this...

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