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PR Daily’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective Writers

Promoting your creative writing takes a different kind of skill — more akin to the world of marketing, copyrighting, journalism, or PR. Effective writers, according to Daphne Gray-Grant, have these simple 7 habits.

How to Write a Book in Six Weeks (and Live to Tell About It)

[Note: This post was written by guest contributor Beth Hayden, a social media expert and author of Pinfluence: The Complete Guide to Marketing Your Business with Pinterest.]

When I was writing a proposal for my recent book on Pinterest marketing for John Wiley and Sons, my prospective editor asked how quickly I might be able to write the manuscript.

I thought it over and came up with my most aggressive possible timetable: four months. In reply, the editor asked, “Could you do it in six weeks?” “Six weeks? To write a whole BOOK?” I thought. “Is she insane?” But if the editor of a major publishing house wants to give you a book deal — and you won’t get the contract unless you agree to a ridiculously tight timeline — you say yes. And then you figure out how to write a book in six weeks. So that’s exactly what I did. How did I write 35,000 words in six weeks? Read on for my best tips on writing under incredibly short deadlines.
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10 Tips For Creating Your First Children’s Picture Book

While children's picture books may seem simple, creating a brilliant one is no easy task. How do you make yours smart, engaging, and fun — rather than clichéd, saccharine, and didactic?

Janet Fitch’s 10 Tips That Can Help Any Writer

Janet Fitch is the author of White Oleander (picked for Oprah's Book Club) and Paint It Black. Janet has kindly given us permission to repost her famous 10 Writing Tips article which originally appeared on her blog.

Read on for some great advice!

Author SJ Rozan’s Method of Iterative Revision

Award-winning novelist SJ Rozan and BookBaby president Brian Felsen sat down at the 2011 California Crime Writers Conference to talk about her creative process, how technology has changed the conversation with publishers, and the tricks that create a memorable book. In this segment, SJ Rozan gives advice on how writers can use a process of iterative revisions (similar to the editing methods I mentioned in my article "How to Edit While You Write: 3 Tips to Balancing Progress with Perfectionism") to stay productive and precise in their prose writing.

The 12-Step Cure for Writer’s Block, Pt. 4: Question Your Intentions

W.H. Auden was asked what advice he would give to a young poet. He said he would ask the poet why he wanted to write poetry. If the aspiring poet said, “Because I have...

5 Secrets of Successful Authors: A Guide for Self-Publishing, Pt. 1

BookBaby has just made available (for FREE!) the first in an ongoing series of PDF guides that give you the inside secrets from indie authors who have made it big! In part 1, learn about how...

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