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Marketing and Publishing Your Book the Modern Way – Free of Literary Agents and Publishers

Today's guest post in the series How to be an Author is a highly amusing and engaging take on the experience of marketing and publishing a book, tracking down a literary agent - only to find that the book was picked up by a publisher who specifically didn't want to deal with one!

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The Christian Author: The Journey to Faith as Story

Writing as a Christian author, leading readers rather than appearing to coerce them, provides a challenge to any writer. How to approach the subject without immediately putting off the non Christian reader?

Here, in today's how to be an author guest post, Robert Zinnecker rises to the challenge with gentleness and aplomb. Continue reading The Christian Author: The Journey to Faith as Story

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Inspiration for Writing | The Old Curiosity Shop

Inspiration for writing sometimes comes like a bolt out of the blue, but more usually, as Bentley Gates and today's How to be an Author guest writer, Judy Leslie, describe, it is more usually a long research project with many parts to it.

Judy is clearly a born story teller - as many who visited her shop would no doubt testify! Continue reading Inspiration for Writing | The Old Curiosity Shop

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Writing Genres | Changing Genre from Fact to Fiction |

Writing Genres

Writers write, yes? Yes, certainly ... but at the same time, no. As a person who has made her living writing articles for government publications, R L Morgan has vast experience of writing for both sides of the coin. In today's How to be an Author guest post, she outlines the challenges in switching writing genres from factual commentator to writer of fiction.
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Ideas for Books: Where do Good Ideas for Novels Come From?

Ideas for books to write are often elusive, as any writer will tell you, which is why so many authors carry a notebook around with them so they can catch any fleeting inspiration before it disappears. A word, a phrase, an apt reference - all grist to the writer's mill.

In today's guest post in the How to be an Author series, Robin Wolstenholme tells how she dreamed her first book and finds inspiration all around her. Enjoy. Continue reading Ideas for Books: Where do Good Ideas for Novels Come From?