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Should I Copyright My Novels Myself or Have My Publisher Do It?

Is it better to have a publisher or self publish? But…it’s only complicated for about 2% of authors. For 97% of authors, the answer is very clear: self-publishing is the right choice.Self-Publishing. Advantages Disadvantages Fast to market (6 months) If you hire excellent professionals to help you, it’s expensive. Does the publisher own the copyright […]

Re-phrasing help

How do I get better at rephrasing? Steps to effective paraphrasing and summarising: Read your text/paragraph and ensure that you understand it. Write down your ideas without looking at the original. Use synonyms or change the word order of your sentence. Compare with the original to see whether you are conveying the same meaning. How […]

Find: Children’s book illustrator

Where To Find Children’s Book illustrators Instagram (try hashtags like #illustrator or #illustratorwanted or #kidlitartist to start) Facebook (Join groups like Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators or just search “illustrator”) Fiverr. Upwork. GetYourBookIllustrations.com. 1000Storybooks.com. Sep 3, 2021 Where can I find an illustrator for my children’s book? Two great places to start are the Society […]

How to cite multiple chapters from same book in Vancouver style?

How do I cite multiple chapters from the same book? You can cite multiple chapters from these types of books as separate entries in your reference list. Where the same author/s wrote the entire book (i.e. authors aren’t listed for the individual chapters), then you should cite the entire book, not the chapter/s.Aug 12, 2022 […]

What do you do when you think of two different scenarios that can happen in a certain scene in your story and you don’t know which one to choose?

How do you show not tell in a short story? Here’s how to show don’t tell in writing: Understand what show don’t tell means. Learn from examples of showing versus telling. Cut the “sensing” words to show don’t tell. Avoid emotional explaining when showing not telling. Describe body language. Use strong verbs to show don’t […]

Too much exposition in my full-length play: how to fix it?

How do you avoid too much exposition? How to avoid exposition Backstory. People in real life don’t tend to stand around summarising their pasts in their heads, or thinking about their entire life history. … Events and second-hand reporting. … World-building and history. … Descriptions. … Emotions and traits. … Dialogue. Apr 18, 2020 What […]

Is my novel Fantasy or Sci-Fi?

At first glance, it can seem like a simple question. Science fiction often takes place in a dystopian society sometime in the future and contains elements of advanced technology. A fantasy story, on the other hand, is usually set in the fantasy realm and includes mythical creatures and supernatural powers. How do you know if […]

Where should I go with this short story?

What should I do with my short story? 4 Ways to Publish a Short Story Online submission. Digital publications and contests are ways any writer can submit their fiction in hopes of getting it published. … Audio fiction podcast. … Traditional publishing route. … Self-publishing route. Where is the best place to submit short stories? […]

What are the possible driving factors of betrayal scenes?

What drives a person to betray another? The first is excessive ambition, greed, lust or passion. When a person cannot control is overcome with these vices, he’s liable to betray. A drug addict will betray the trust placed on him because his addiction is overpowering. It is greater than any sense of loyalty, integrity or […]