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Exit Your Narrative Structure And Let Your Characters Breathe

One way to create a memorable story is to take a minute to let your characters breathe. Build a scene where you exit the narrative structure and allow your readers to bond with the characters.
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How Editing Software Helps Improve Your Manuscript

Editing software uses powerful algorithms to compare your content with that of thousands of published authors. It finds where your writing is clunky or awkward and helps you turn your words into dynamic prose that gets readers’ attention.
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Narrative Structure — Why It’s Important

Formulaic stories are never what you're setting out to create, but understanding narrative structure and the three-act construct are foundational to telling a satisfying story.
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Creating An Author Video: Three Paths To Success

Whether you take the reins and make your own video, seek assistance with elements of the process, or outsource the project to a professional firm, an author video can be a great way to connect with your readers — and find new ones as well.
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How To Get Stunning Cover Design For Your Book

Of all the elements that go into a professionally published book, a stunning cover design is one thing that can convince a potential reader that your book is worth investigating.
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12 Authors Who Died in 2020

2020 took a heavy toll in so many ways, but the voices of these writers, poets, and authors will never be silent. We take a moment to pay tribute to 12 authors who died in 2020. May their voices continue to sing.
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Comedy Or Not, Your Story Needs A Good Straight Man

Your story needs a good straight man (or woman) to bring your comedic, heroic, or otherwise unconventional characters into sharper focus.
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Is Your Book Finished?

How great would it be to have a device to stick into the pages of your book to tell you when it's done? It’s the same for new, inexperienced writers and published authors alike: sometimes it’s hard to gauge when your manuscript is truly finished.
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Book Editing Insights From A Professional

Book editing can be daunting and confusing, especially for first-time authors. BookBaby's Sam Sedam talks with Christina M. Frey to gain editing insights in this enlightening podcast.
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Don’t Forget Your Book’s Back Cover

The 250 words you’ll choose to place on your book’s back cover might just be the most important in your entire book project.

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