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…


Whether you are writing a standalone novel or a book series, it is a good idea to use cliffhangers. These writing tools are meant to create a sense of intrigue and get readers interested in reading the book or the book series even further. However, you should be careful with your cliffhangers, because if not used properly, you might end up annoying your readers or lose their interests in the long run. Here are 6 great cliffhangers that you should use in your writing.

1. A race against time

This type of cliffhanger pits your main character against time. This…


write-what-you-know-method
write-what-you-know-method

If you want to enhance your writing repertoire, it is important that you try out a wide variety of writing methods. By learning other writing methods, you will be able to make your writing more multifaceted. One method that you should learn is the write what you know method. This method entails the writer to use his or her life experiences to add a level of realism and character to the content. However, before you even think of using the write what you know method, you should learn how to properly use it first. …


If you are thinking of self-publishing a book of your very own, you should know a little bit about self-publishing as a whole. Contrary to common belief, self-publishing is not really a new concept. Before the invention of the printing press, the very first authors wrote the books themselves, and they had to write each book by hand. Before self-publishing became a widespread practice, though, it had to go through many transformations through the years. Here’s a quick history of self-publishing.

· Oral Tradition

Before the creation of the written word, every bit of knowledge was memorized. Tribes had wise…


george-orwells-six-rules-of-writing
george-orwells-six-rules-of-writing

George Orwell is known as one of the greatest novelist of all time, and he has written great works such as Animal Farm and 1984. His writing is often characterized for its efficient prose, and insightful concepts. So if you want to develop your writing style, you could really take a feather out of George Orwell’s cap. Luckily for you, the great author took the time to write down six rules on writing. Here are George Orwell’s six rules of writing and how to use them in your own work.

1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of…


enhancing-your-discipline-as-a-writer
enhancing-your-discipline-as-a-writer

If you are thinking of becoming a professional writer, it is imperative that you develop your discipline as a writer as much as possible. Remember that writing great content takes a great deal of work, and if you lack discipline, you’ll have a hard time staying the course. However, it could be a bit difficult to develop your writing discipline. So you will need a set plan on how to enhance it. Here are 8 tips to get you started.

1. Have a set writing schedule

One of the best ways you could develop your discipline, is to follow a…


j-k-rowlings-writing-principles
j-k-rowlings-writing-principles

If you want to improve your writing style, it always pays to get pointers from the best in the business. J.K. Rowling is considered one of the best writers of her generation, and if you want to improve your writing, you should take a feather from her cap. Here are some of J.K. Rowling’s writing principles, and how to use them in your own writing.

1. Be ruthless about protecting writing days, i.e., do not cave in to endless requests to have “essential” and “long overdue” meetings on those days. …


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…

Flynn Hannan

Bibliophile , Senior Indie Editor at Writers Republic

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