In this day and age self-publishing has become quite commonplace. Just a few decades ago, self-publishing was never really considered an option, because it was deemed too expensive and work intensive to be effective. But due to new publishing technology, it is now possible to self-publish a book of your very own. And with the rise of this new option, self-publishing companies have started to come out of the woodwork.

One such self-publishing company is Writers Republic. And ever since its creation Writers Republic has helped authors achieve their publishing dreams. But despite these successes, the company has gotten bad…


making a noteworthy book proposal
making a noteworthy book proposal

When it comes to getting a deal with the publishing house of your choice, you should always put your best foot forward. Remember that there are a multitude of other writers out there, and you will have to compete with them. This is especially true if you are a newbie writer, because most traditional publishing houses don’t really want to take risks with unknown writers. So you will need to stand out. One way you could do this, is to create a noteworthy book proposal. A book proposal is your way of introducing yourself to the publishing house. It is also a great way for you to show off your work and make an impact with them. Here are some tips for making a noteworthy book proposal.


using semicolons properly
using semicolons properly

If you want to improve your writing skills, it is imperative that you utilize all the writing tools at your disposal. One such tool is the semicolon. To the less experienced writer out there, the semicolon might seem like a complete unknown.

In layman’s terms, the semicolon is written as a period stacked on top of a comma. The most basic use of semicolons is to connect two independent clauses without using conjunctions. Aside from this, there are other ways to use semicolons. Here are 5 tips for using semicolons properly.

1. They link closely related topics

One of the…


great-books-every-writer-should-read
great-books-every-writer-should-read

If you are just starting out as a writer, you will need to start on the right track. Remember that writing is a learned art, and if you don’t put in the time and practice, you will definitely not improve. However, aside from the practice, it is also important that you get the best writing advice possible.

You can’t really contact the greats through the phone and ask for their two cents on the writing process. However, you could get the second best thing, and read their books on the writing process. By doing so, you will be able to…


expository writing
expository writing

If you want to be as multi-faceted a writer as possible, it is important that you know the many kinds of writing. One particularly effective writing style that you should know, is expository writing. Expository writing is predominantly used to explain, report, give information and inform. This type of writing is by far one of the most widely used writing style. Aside from news articles and academic books, expository writing comes in other forms, such as textbooks, how-to articles and even information from pamphlets. Overall, expository writing is a very effective writing style, and you should know how to utilize…


magazines that pay very well for articles
magazines that pay very well for articles

Being a professional writer could be a tough prospect, because it is not really a stable occupation. A majority of professional writers earn their money through book sales, royalties, and book signings. However, not all writers have a best seller or thousands of dollars in royalties to collect. So if you are a professional writer, who has yet to gain success in the literary industry, you should find a sideline job. Luckily, there are magazines out there that are willing to pay well for articles. Here are well-known magazines that pay very well for articles.

1. The Sun Magazine

The…


elements-of-plot
elements-of-plot

If you are planning on writing a novel of your very own, you should plot out every aspect of it first. Writing a book without plotting out your book, is like going in blind. Think of the plot as a blueprint for your work. However, before you do plot out your book, you should know the 5 key elements. Here are the 5 elements of plot and how to properly use them in your writing.

1. Exposition

Exposition is one of the most necessary aspects of plotting out your writing. Some writers love to write it, while others find it…


how to reach out to online influencers
how to reach out to online influencers

When it comes to marketing your book, you will need to be as multi-faceted as possible. You will also need the help of online influencers. In this day and age, most of the marketing is done online. Most people also do their shopping online, and they look up to personalities such as online influencers for confirmation whether or not a product is worth buying. So it makes sense that you reach out to online influencers for help. However, you should first know which online influencers you should reach out to, and more importantly how to reach out to them. Remember that these influencers are under no obligation to help you. So you will need a plan. Here are some tips on how to reach out to online influencers.


Whether you’re a professional or amateur writer, you should know how to write as efficiently as possible. One of the best ways to attain efficient writing is to set a word limit for yourself. By doing so, your writing will have less fluff, and you’ll get to the heart of the matter. This is easier said than done, though. So you will need a set strategy to follow. Here are 6 Tips for reducing your word count.

1. Keep your writing short and concise

If you want to reduce your word count, then you should make your writing as short…


self-publishing your very own ebook
self-publishing your very own ebook

In the past few decades, eBooks have been gaining a great deal of popularity. This is understandable because some readers prefer to read in the eBook format. There is also the added benefit that eBooks are environmentally friendly. Little to no trees need to be cut down, if you read eBooks. So if you are planning to self-publish a book of your own, you should really consider publishing in the eBook format. However, before you do, you should at least know what you are doing. Here are 7 Tips for publishing your very own eBook.

1. Finish your eBook first

Flynn Hannan

Bibliophile , Senior Indie Editor at Writers Republic

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