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What’s in a name? Unless an author writes science fiction set on another planet, or fantasy in a fantasy world, he has to set his story in places and countries on...

When we stayed for a week in a cottage in a secluded cove last year, I was glad to discover there was no reception for mobile phones, nor was there a...

A baby has been born and the parents cannot decide upon a name. Neither can the author. Choosing a name for a new baby is often difficult and the considerations to...

Ever read a book that just made you stop and re-read a section a few times trying to figure out what on earth they meant? Or one that had such complex...

Four Tips from an Editor There are several things you can do before you submit your manuscript to your chosen editor that will make life a whole lot easier for everyone....

There are a few components that go into making a good book. First is making sure you’ve got a great, well established story that you LOVE. Second is a professional book...

Writer’s Blockage A Guide To Writing The World Wide Web is filled with advice on how to beat writer’s block. You could beat it with a large stick, for example. Go...

Part of the polishing process of your book requires you to read and re-read your book. It’s a good idea to spread this out and leave some time between the reads...