Useful Information For Those Writing a Book

Article by Wendy McCance







While I have been busy writing my first book, I have searched for articles about the book industry and the writing that goes into creating a successful story. I have found many articles that have helped me out quite a bit and want to share what I have found with you. If you are interested in knowing what the latest publishing trends are, where to get help formatting a book or what options are available when you get ready to look for a publishing house, you will want to look over the list of articles below. Hopefully there will be an article or two that really answers a question that was on your mind.

Please take a moment to share in the comments below what article you have read about writing a book that helped you out or what you have found in the list below that you are looking forward to reading about.

Book Formatting for EBooks and Print by The Creative Penn

Top Ten Publishing Trends Every Author Needs to Know in 2018 by Written Word Media

Publishers Accepting Unagented Manuscripts by Published to Death

Guide to Literary Agents by Writer’s Digest

Grow Your Author Success Story in 10 Action Steps by BookWorks

3 Tips for Writing Heavy Emotional Scenes by Jami Gold

Lines to Leave Us Hanging by Donna Galanti

Diversifying Your Characters’ Voices by Becca Puglisi

How to Write Your Own Memoir by Abigail Thomas

Editing Hacks – A New Series to Transform Your Writing by The Future is Red

What Writers Think about How to Start Writing by The Writing Pal

How to Format a Book: 10 Tips Your Editor Wants You to Know by Blake Atwood

Top 5 Ways Writers Screw Up Their Characters by Lucy V. Hay

Getting Published: The Basics For Book Writers by Glen C. Strathy

A Word Count Guide to 18 Different Genres by Blake Atwood

Wendy McCance

Wendy McCance is a Michigan based freelance writer and social media consultant. Wendy has gained attention as the founder of the popular blog Searching for the Happiness which can be viewed in 9 local papers online, including the Oakland Press. The combination of writing skills and social media knowledge is what makes Wendy such a powerhouse to work with. Stay tuned for opportunities to advertise, guest post and as always, have your questions answered.

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4 thoughts on “Useful Information For Those Writing a Book

  1. Non-fiction or fiction, Wendy? Either way, congrats on your endeavor. My novel More Than You Think You Know about a trio of renegade women running the Mississippi in a 44-foot yacht (think Thelma, Louise and Louise) was released by Beating Windward Press in July 2017. What a feeling! I wish the same joy to you and everyone else on the author journey. Looking forward to checking out some of these links, especially 2018 publishing trends. I have two more novels (for sure) and non-fiction ideas on my plate. Dreams come true. Happy 2018!

    • Cyndi, your book sounds amazing! Wishing you the very best. It must be so exciting to have it published and floating out there in the world. I hope you find the articles as helpful as I did. By the way, I started working on a memoir. I am 62,000 words in so nearing the end of the rough draft. For NaNoWriMo, I began working on a woman’s fiction book. Only a few chapters so far.

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