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10 Book Writing Tips From Published Book Authors and Freelancers

These book writing tips are from published book authors, freelance copywriters, and bloggers. Fellow scribes, don’t yawn because you’ve heard these tips before! Instead, I challenge you to actually apply each tip when you’re writing your book.

Before the tips, a quip:

“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.  One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” ~ George Orwell, Why I Write.

Perhaps the most realistic book writing tip is that it’s painful. It takes time, effort, honesty (“Should I take a few writing classes before I write a book?”), dedication, and sacrifice. But the good news is that people write books all the time, and some of those books get published! So don’t give up, my friend. Keep learning how to write better.

To learn about the technical aspects of novel writing, read Plot & Structure: Techniques And Exercises For Crafting A Plot That Grips Readers From Start To Finish.

And here are ten book writing tips…

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Essay Writing Tips – How to Write College Essays and Term Papers

Knowing how to write college essays and term papers can make the difference between passing and failing a college course! These essay writing tips sprout from years of writing practice, and they’re kicked off by a publication coach.

Before the tips, a quip:

“A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out.” ~ Virginia Woolf.

Drawing a curtain ‘round you and your readers takes years of writing practice, so don’t feel overwhelmed at the thought! Woolf was a brilliant writer. The rest of us can only hope to write essays that bring up our course grades (or make a living as a writer 🙂 ). If you’re a college student who struggles with writing, you’ll find How to Write Better Essays helpful.

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6 Editing Tips for Writers From Copywriters, Editors, and Freelancers

To improve your writing, you need to edit yourself mercilessly. These six editing tips are from copywriters, editors, and freelance writers; they’ll help you clean up your articles and chapters, and increase the chances of selling your work to an editor or publisher.

Before the tips, a quip:

“It is perfectly okay to write garbage – as long as you edit brilliantly.” ~ C. J. Cherryh.

Fellow scribes, don’t let your fears of writing or rejection stop you from writing that first draft! Rest in the knowledge that almost any piece of writing — no matter how limp or soggy — can be improved with a few simple editing tips. For more editing advice, read Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers: The Ultimate Frugal Booklet for Avoiding Word Trippers and Crafting Gatekeeper-Perfect Copy (pictured). And, check out these six tips from experienced copywriters, editors, and freelance writers…Read More »6 Editing Tips for Writers From Copywriters, Editors, and Freelancers