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…


kinds-of-conflict-in-writing
kinds-of-conflict-in-writing

When it comes to being a truly complete writer, it is important that you know how to utilize conflict in your writing. Conflict is an essential aspect of writing. It is a moving force within the story. Without conflict, there will be no progress in your story. Your conflict is the struggle, obstacle or opponent that your main protagonist will have to overcome. Aside from being a moving force in your story, it is also necessary in your main character’s progression throughout the story. Overall, if you want your story to have as much impact as possible, it is important that you know how to effectively use conflict in your writing. It is also essential that you know the kinds of conflict in a story. Here are the 7 types of conflicts you could use in your writing.


ways-to-handle-criticism-as-a-writer
ways-to-handle-criticism-as-a-writer

Being a writer is a great endeavor that gives you a chance to make your mark on the literary world. However, if you are going to become a professional writer you should steel yourself for a lot of criticism. Remember that when you show your work to the world, you will also be opening yourself up to the world. Whether you are publishing a book, or writing an article, you will sooner or later get reviews from other writers. While you could get good reviews, there is also a chance that you will get criticism as well. For a newbie…


ways-to-create-a-fan-base-for-your-book
ways-to-create-a-fan-base-for-your-book

When it comes to releasing a book of your very own, one of the most difficult things to do, is creating a fan base for it. Remember that there are already a lot of established authors out there, so if you want your book to have a fan base of its own, you should have a set strategy. Here are 7 ways to create a fan base for your book.

1. Set Up An Author Website

Before you could even think of setting up a fan base for your book, it is important that you set up an author website…


writing-a-strong-rough-draft
writing-a-strong-rough-draft

When it comes to writing a book of your very own, you should be as systematic as possible. However, before you start on the writing process, you should write a strong rough draft. What is a rough draft?

A rough draft is the initial draft of your book. It is nowhere near the final draft. It is instead, the earliest stages of the book writing process. In your rough draft, you will be putting together all your writing ideas. It is where you will be experimenting with various concepts. Here are 7 tips for writing a strong, rough draft.

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tips-for-hiring-a-competent-ghostwriter
tips-for-hiring-a-competent-ghostwriter

Are you thinking of writing a book about your life or a significant experience? However, you lack the writing skills to give it full justice? This is where a ghostwriter comes in handy. A ghostwriter is a professional writer who writes for another person. The ghostwriter understands that credit for the book will not go to him or her. Although the ghostwriter will not receive credit for the published work, he or she is a professional and will do the utmost best to achieve your goals. However, not all ghostwriters have the same level of skill. Some are great writers, while some are sub-par at best. So if you are going to hire a ghostwriter, you will need to be as discerning as possible. Here are tips for hiring a competent ghostwriter.


unnecessary-phrases-you-should-eliminate-from-your-writing
unnecessary-phrases-you-should-eliminate-from-your-writing

If you want to make your writing more efficient, it is important that you cut out any unnecessary words. Remember that content does not need to be overly long or superfluous to be effective. Your writing could be shorter, as long as it hits the right buttons. One way to do this, is to eliminate unnecessary phrases from your writing. Here are some examples of these phrases, and the reasons why you should cut them out.

1. In order to

If you want your writing to be as clear and concise as possible, you should avoid using the phrase in…


choosing-a-nonfiction-genre
choosing-a-nonfiction-genre

If you are just starting out as a writer, one of the most difficult choices you have to make, is what genre you are going to write for. There are many nonfiction genres that you could choose, and they all have the potential to make your writing career a success. However, before you start writing, you should choose a genre that you will focus on the most. Remember that you only have a finite amount of time and energy to devote on a genre, so you should choose one to specialize in. …


gaining-confidence-as-a-writer
gaining-confidence-as-a-writer

If you just started out as a writer, you will understandably have trepidations about your work. You might feel insecure about your skills, and unsure whether you should publish any type of content. A lack of confidence is understandable, but you should never let it stop you from achieving great things as a writer. Here are 7 tips for gaining confidence as a writer.

1. Reach out to veteran writers

One of the best ways to gain confidence as a writer is to have a writing mentor. A writing mentor is a veteran writer who has seen it all. These…


If you are going to publish a book of your very own, you should make sure that it is as well-edited as possible. Remember that a badly written sentence or a misspelled word, could annoy your readers. Editing a book is a tiresome and meticulous process, and it pays to know the types of editing involved. The two most common editing techniques are copyediting and proofreading. They are used in separate phases of the book editing process, and they each have their own specific characteristics. So if you want to edit your work effectively, you should make sure that you know the characteristics of copyediting and proofreading. Here are the main differences between copyediting and proofreading. By knowing the key differences between the two editing methods, you’ll be able to edit your work effectively and efficiently.

Flynn Hannan

Bibliophile , Senior Indie Editor at Writers Republic

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