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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…


Ways to write the conflict in your story
Ways to write the conflict in your story

Writing a story is a multi-faceted process that has various stages. One particularly important aspect of story writing is the conflict. In layman’s terms, the conflict is the trouble or challenge in a story that needs to be overcome. It usually comes in the form of an unforeseen event that changes the entire feel of the story. It goes without saying that the conflict is a necessity for any story to thrive. You will need to make sure that the conflict fits perfectly into your overall story. Here are 7 Ways to write the conflict in your story.

1. Slowly…


tips for writing a powerful memoir
tips for writing a powerful memoir

Writing a memoir is a bucket list for most writers. It’s understandable because memoirs allow you to write about key moments in your life. Your memoir also allows you to inspire and enlighten readers with your own unique outlook on life. But as enjoyable as it is to write a memoir, you will need to write a truly powerful one. This is because there are a myriad of memoirs out there, and if your memoir cannot capture your reader’s attention, it may get overlooked. So you should make it a priority to write a powerful memoir. …


how to write a book description
how to write a book description

The potential of book descriptions can be overlooked at times. But truth is, it is as important as the book cover and title that catches your readers’ attention by the time they decide which book is worth their time.

What is a book description and why does it matter?

A book description is a pitch that determines if your readers pursue in buying your book or not. Aside from your title, cover image, your pen name, and good reviews, the next thing most readers first notice is the book description. This is why book description is a crucial part of…


tips for a great book launch
tips for a great book launch

When it comes to releasing a book of your very own, it is imperative that your book launch is as perfect as possible. Although it may seem a bit excessive, perfection should really be your main goal. Remember that your book launch is the very first instance that your potential readers will see your book. So it is during this time that they will form their first impressions of you and your writing. If your book launch is boring or fails in any way, this will ultimately damage your overall book marketing campaign. So before you set out and launch your book, you should make sure that you have a set plan. Here are some tips for a great book launch.


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Perhaps one of the authors’ biggest challenge is getting their book out to the market successfully after the long haul of putting it together. There a few who are contented with the idea of earning the ‘author’ title regardless of them not gaining the same success as other bestsellers out there. The rub is, most authors nowadays would rather settle to less than a hundred book sales because marketing is just absolutely a tough job they can get into. While that is true, then what’s the purpose of starting something when you don’t go all the way out anyway?

We…


how to end a story
how to end a story

Getting to the bottom of how to end your story is crucial. You run the risk of disappointing your readers and finding that key piece to the conclusion that pays off. The pressure is real to get your ending right and arrive at a finale that satisfies your audience. There are no right and wrong endings. However, writers should always consider reader expectations.

There are a few factors to consider in establishing audience expectations — genre, plot structure, target audience, and the overall theme. …


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Writing a fantasy book of your very own is a joy because you could create entire worlds, and bring readers along with you. It is also an incredible feeling to see your story unfold, along with its own world, histories and unique characters. However, actually writing a fantasy book is both a complicated and arduous undertaking. Remember that fantasy novels are very multi-faceted, and it takes a lot of preparation and research before you could get started on it.

If you are not willing to put in the work, you might never finish It. So before you set out in writing your fantasy novel, you should have a set plan. Here are 4 tips that will make writing a fantasy book a lot easier.


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As an author, doubts, and timidity love to play around with your thoughts: Am I doing good enough with my craft, or is my dream of becoming a writer too far-fetched? Each writer is wired differently with their own set of strengths and weaknesses. Rather than looking at the skills you don’t have, focused on what you are capable of while saving the harder ones on the latter part, or you can also start learning these traits of successful authors and find out which one you think holds great potential in you.

Keen to details

One trait that successful authors…


effective tips to create a literary villain
effective tips to create a literary villain

When you write a story, there are two characters that you should pay extra attention to. First and foremost, there is the protagonist. He or she is the main character, and the entirety of the story is seen through the protagonist’s eyes. The other most important character is the antagonist, or in other terms the villain. Throughout the story, the villain should have an effect. Like an all-encompassing shadow, the villain should make his or her presence known. It is the villain who instigates the conflict within the story. By doing so, the villain is technically moving the story forward. So if you are going to create a villain, you should do it right. Here are 5 fiendishly effective tips to create a literary villain.

Flynn Hannan

Bibliophile , Senior Indie Editor at Writers Republic

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