How To Write

A collection of our most popular BookBaby articles on how to write for both the pro and the novice author.

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Writers’ Stories From Quarantine

I asked the writers in our community how the Covid-19 pandemic was affecting them. The responses range from inspiring to sobering. Here's a sample of what you said.
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Why Chapter Breaks Are A Really Big Deal

Take a fresh look at your draft by studying the space between chapters. If your chapter breaks create an unpleasant surprise, you've got them in the wrong places.
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How To Sabotage Your Self-Published Book (in five easy steps)

Too many self-published authors make common blunders that guarantee their books will receive negative reviews and no buzz. Here are five mistakes that will doom any self-published book.
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Lost Your Work? Don’t Lose Hope.

Unexpectedly losing your writing-in-progress can feel terrible, but your rewrite can be even better. Don't lose hope, use these tips and recover your work.
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Make Readers Stop And Go “Wow!”

Readers will decide what stands out about your writing, but thinking about creating "Wow!" moments helps you focus on writing them. What makes something so special that it stands out?
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Before You Write That Fantasy Novel…

If you are writing a fantasy novel, these five considerations will help put you on the right track to creating a story that will capture readers' attention.
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The Importance Of Editing For The Self-published Author

Frank Moriarty's latest book takes you on a guided tour of Jimi Hendrix’s recorded output and injects history and context to your listening experience. In this video, Frank speaks about the importance of editing, especially for self-published authors.

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