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How to Write Fight Scenes

By Emilee Newman Bowles Fight scenes are some of the hardest scenes to follow in a book, and so they are some of the hardest to write well. Remember that you’re not writing a screenplay, and readers will get bored with page after page of kicks and punches—or they’ll skip over them all together. Even…

How to Get Your Book Done Quickly

A Cautionary Tale by Angela Eschler As a coach, speaker, or business owner, you may have heard that being a bestselling author gives you more credibility than being a doctor these days—that it’s the golden ticket to business success. So obviously, you need to get your book out there quickly so you can use it…

How to Add Humor to Your Book

By Emilee Newman Bowles Waka-waka! Humor has a place in every genre, even if you’re not writing comedy. Using subtle humor can lighten weighty nonfiction topics and engage readers more. And more engaging books could mean more “checks written by editors.” But comedy in writing is tricky because you can’t rely on your tone of voice…

Finding a Marketable Angle

by Angela Eschler and Lindsay Flanagan What’s the number-one thing you should start with if you want to see your nonfiction book successfully published and your message gaining traction? Your angle. Finding Your Angle The way you approach your subject will either draw your ideal clients in or push them away. Your unique angle is your…

Romance vs. Women’s Fiction

Which Do You Mean to Write? by Marla Buttars Cue the lights. Hear the screaming crowd take sides. Because today, people, we’re covering…(drumroll) Romance verssssuuus… Women’s fiction! Okay, while that may sound like a bad episode of WWE, romance and women’s fiction are two genres that seem to cross each other’s lines and consequently appear…