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Lauren Davish

Lauren Davish
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Lauren Davish is a writer, singer/songwriter, yoga instructor, and voice coach. She received her MA in Creative Writing with a focus on creative nonfiction in 2019. Her favorite types of writing include blog posts and song lyrics, though she would love to one day publish a novel. Lauren lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two cats.
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How to Write a Good Story (6 Tips for Aspiring Authors)

Gain insight on how to write a good story that captivates your audience by developing your characters, plot, and dialogue.
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Novel vs. Book: Three Key Differences

What's the difference between novel vs. book? From genre and category to word count to formats, we spell out the differences and similarities.
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How to Self-Publish a Children’s Book

We lay out a step-by-step process to self-publish a children's book, from writing a compelling story, to preparing your manuscript, to reaching your audience.
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7 Common Themes in Children’s Literature

How do you decide on a theme for your children's book? We look at common themes in children's literature to help you craft a story kids will love.
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What is Copy Editing and Does Your Book Need It?

Copy editing can be time-consuming but is critical when publishing a book. Learn how to speed up copy editing so your book can go to market fast.
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The Ultimate Guide to Book Sizes

Unsure of which book size is best for your book? Our self-publishing experts have all the tips and tricks you need to select the perfect size before hitting the shelves.
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How to End a Story and Keep Readers Engaged

Capture your reader's attention with the perfect ending to your story. Learn how to craft an engaging ending and start publishing your book.

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