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How to Deal Yourself a Royal Flush: Removing the Risk from Writing and Publishing by Michael Larsen

How to Deal Yourself a Royal Flush: Removing the Risk from Writing and Publishing by Michael Larsen

Lady Luck smiles on writers who play their cards right. These five hearts guarantee you a winning hand: YOU ARE THE ACE: Heartwork: Make reading, writing, and communicating a labor of love. Headwork: Learn about books, writing, publishing, technology, and your field. Goals: Have literary and publishing goals and a plan to achieve them. CONTENT […]

Writers to the Rescue: Changing the World One Book at a Time by Michael Larsen

Writers to the Rescue: Changing the World One Book at a Time by Michael Larsen

It is always the writer’s duty to make the world better. – Samuel Johnson Now is the most exciting time to be alive and the best time ever to be a writer. More than ever, we need the vision, guidance, understanding, and inspiration writers provide. Despite its flaws, the United States is the best hope […]

19 Actionable Writing Tips [Infographic]

19 Actionable Writing Tips [Infographic]

Writing and publishing a book can help grow your business and position you as a thought leader in your space. But writing and publishing a book is no simple feat. It’s easy to sit down and find that you have writer’s block. To help you write better we are sharing 19 writing tips from Mary […]

10 Top Tips To Help Beginning Writers Get Started by Rachel Summers

10 Top Tips To Help Beginning Writers Get Started by Rachel Summers

As an aspiring writer, it can feel rather intimidating getting started. After all, there’s so many writers out there, how can you get noticed? It’s easier than you’d think. Here are some top tips to help you start out on your writing journey, and start flexing those creative muscles. 1. Read As Much As You […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: How do you carve out time for writing?

Round-Up Question of the Week: How do you carve out time for writing?

This week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: How do you carve out time for writing? Here’s what they had to say: I carve out time for writing in the same way I get myself to the gym – with a grimace and a groan – then an epic battle of […]

8 Key Tips For Success When Freelance Writing Non-Fiction by Mary Walton

8 Key Tips For Success When Freelance Writing Non-Fiction by Mary Walton

Becoming a freelance writer is not the easiest career to start up, especially in such a competitive industry. You’ll need skills, determination, motivation and the drive to go out there and get things done. However, there’s a lot more to it than just these attributes. To help get you started, here are eight key tips […]

If you were launching your writing career today, what would be your top three priorities?

If you were launching your writing career today, what would be your top three priorities?

We asked Mark Schaefer, marketing consultant, speaker, and author of six books, this question. Here’s what he had to say! NFAA: If you were launching your writing career today, what would be your top three priorities? Mark Schaefer:  My three considerations would be: 1) Is this the right time? Writing a book is an enormous […]

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How to Improve your Efficacy: 7 Ways to Write More by Laura Buckler

How to Improve your Efficacy: 7 Ways to Write More by Laura Buckler

Stumbling into a brick wall when writing is no fun, and there are several ways that you can improve your writing skills to be able to write more. You’ll see that you can have an avalanche of words at your disposal and you won’t be able to type them out fast enough when you keep […]

The S Theory of Storytelling: Compelling Fiction Readers to Turn the Page by Michael Larsen

The S Theory of Storytelling: Compelling Fiction Readers to Turn the Page by Michael Larsen

The beginning is the most important part of the work. –Plato  The first page sells the book. The last page sells the next book. –Mickey Spillane The first page of a chapter sells the chapter; the last page sells the next chapter. Agents, editors and book buyers only read far enough to make a decision. […]

Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for Young and Smart Writers by Tom Jager

Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for Young and Smart Writers by Tom Jager

When Gutenberg printed the first Bible back in the 15th century, books laid a stepping stone for the evolution of mankind. Many things have changed drastically since then, but the number of books printed has been growing steadily. More than 2 million books are published worldwide each year, with thousands of young writers riding on […]