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7 Proofreading Tips to be a Successful Writer

Writers need a strong quality control strategy that would enable them to keep the current clients happy and attract more opportunities. Without thorough proofreading of each and every text you write, you might put your career in danger. This is the first thing you need to understand: everyone makes mistakes! Have you ever gone through […] The post 7 Proofreading...

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Self-Publishing v. Traditional Publishing—What is Best for You?

Okay. Your manuscript is completed, it’s been edited (don’t overlook this step), and you’ve decided you are serious about seeing your novel published. Now what? There are really two pathways an author might choose to publish fiction or non-fiction. I say two paths, because the third option, where you pay a company to publish your […] The post Self-Publishi...

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How To Deal with Blogger Criticism

All writers receive critiques. That’s an inevitable aspect of their work. Although they understand that it’s impossible for all readers to admire their publications, it is still difficult for them to deal with harsh or even constructive criticism. How can you surpass this? Is it possible not to be deflated after facing negative opinions about […] The post Ho...

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Top 5 Startup Mistakes All Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

Every startup entrepreneur has some trepidation about the eventuality of his or her business. Running a business can be quite challenging at times. The lack of experience running a business does not make things any better. Inadequate experience leads to doubts, questions, and confusion. Apprehension might lead to mistakes – avoidable mistakes, unfortunately. The tru...

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Making Your Character “Pop”

Think for just a minute – who is the most popular fictional character from your state? If you are from Missouri, for example, you probably immediately thought of Tom Sawyer. Now consider this: What made this and every famous fictional character so memorable? First of all, they are not really fictional – they are combinations […] The post Making Your Characte...

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What to Look for in a Publishing Contract

There is a certain amount of intimidation that goes along with anything legal, and contracts are no exception. But there is nothing mysterious about contracts, and absolutely no reason why any author should believe they cannot understand a publishing contract. I have worked most of my professional life as a small business owner and inventor […] The post What to ...

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Top 10 Books For Learning Language In 2015

By Hilda Simpson When man first started communicating, it was with an array of gestures and incomprehensible sounds. Over time, there has been a massive evolution in the methods of communication. The development of appropriate languages, that are a definitive way to communicate, has facilitated effective exchange of ideas and thoughts. Be it Science, technology, [R...

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You Are Writing a Book – Whom Do You Tell?

Deciding to write a book is a very personal matter. You have probably thought about this for long time and have even researched and read articles and blog posts about how to start writing a book; you have perhaps agonized about putting so much time and effort into a project about which you can ultimately […] The post You Are Writing a Book – Whom Do You Tell? ...

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Kindness is in the Air

In April 2015, I enjoyed the pleasure of having breakfast with my friend, Elke Govertsen, Publisher of Mamalode. As mothers, daughters, entrepreneurs, and soul-sisters, we talked for just over an hour about stuff that really mattered to each of us. Among other conclusions to our discussion, Elke decided that Mamalode’s editorial theme for the month […] The pos...

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