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Philip Kinsher

P Kinsher
Philip Kinsher is a writer, editor, and musician with a predilection for YA Sci-fi Fantasy books and rock and roll. And golf and pickleball.
How To Title a Poem

How To Title a Poem

“Fog,” “Song of Myself,” “On the Pulse of Morning,” “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” Poetry titles can be single words or evocative phrases, literal or fanciful, beautiful and intriguing — and a...
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How to Publish a Cookbook or Recipe Book

Publishing a cookbook can be a fulfilling journey for any aspiring chef, food enthusiast, or culinary artist. And thanks to publishing partners like BookBaby, you don’t have to be a famous chef with a...
"How to Write a Nonfiction Book in 7 Steps" Green ball pen crossing off items from a checklist on white paper.

How to Write a Nonfiction Book in 7 Steps

A great nonfiction book can inspire and educate, influence, and heal — but the process of crafting your own nonfiction work can seem intimidating if you’ve never done it before (and sometimes even if...
"How To Write a Cookbook and Get It Published " a picture of a smartphone taking a picture of some just prepared meals

How To Write a Cookbook and Get It Published

You love cooking and you love writing — so the next step seems obvious, right? But … how do you get your first cookbook or recipe book from a state of initial culinary inspiration...
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Plot-Driven vs. Character-Driven Stories

Knowing the difference between plot-driven vs. character-driven stories can help you become more effective as a writer.
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How to Promote A Book on Goodreads

One way to get attention for your title is to promote your book on Goodreads and engage with an audience of avid readers.
is she the main character or the protagonist?

What’s the Difference Between the Main Character and Protagonist?

Your main character and protagonist may not always be the same person. We address the differences and how to develop interesting characters.

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