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Book Design and Writing: How to Research Your Subject Matter…

I know this sounds hard but think about it.
— Ask yourself why you are interested in this subject and where have you found your information to get you feeling this way. Magazines, TV, internet, social groups, book, newspapers, seminars.

— Gather all your notes from any of these Continue reading

Book Design & Writing: Using Stories in your writing…

When you are in the process of collecting resources and data, don’t forget to write about yours or others experiences, stories leave a profound impression on your readers minds. Your stories will influence them more because they are able to relate to them. Some ways to Continue reading

Idle thoughts: 10 rules for fiction and non-fiction writers

I know there are more rules about writing than one can shake a stick at… and I’m sure you can suggest a few in the comments box to share with us all… the below are just 10 that seem to hit home to be attentive to.

Here are just 10 rules to follow? (Thanking Janet Fitch from a post in the LA Times)

1. Write the sentence, not just the story
2. Pick a better verb
3. Kill the cliché.
4. Variety is the key.
5. Explore sentences using dependent clauses.
6. Use the landscape. Continue reading

Book Design and Writing: Using Stories in your writing…

When you are in the process of collecting resources and data, don’t forget to write about yours or others experiences, stories leave a profound impression on your readers minds. Your stories will influence them more because they are able to relate to them. Some ways to use stories: open the chapter with one that best illustrates the point of the chapter; insert within the chapter a story as a teaching aspect. You might even solicit stories from friends to use, be sure to have them sign a rights to use statement for you.

When you get the hang of using stories you won’t want to be without them, they will move your book along in ways that you’ll never believe until you write it.

Remember, do something every day toward your book and promotion.

Karrie Ross
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https://www.bookcoverdesigner.com

Book Design & Writing: Happy New Year! It's Time to Write…

May the new year bring you many new experiences.

What was last year about for you? What was the most exciting experience? Did you write about it? Is it part of your existing book?

Books come from all around us, the places we go, the things we do, the people we know.

Start that book today!

Remember, do something every day toward your book and promotion.

Karrie Ross
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https://www.bookcoverdesigner.com

Book Design & Writing: How to Organize Your Materials…

Sounds simple enough…maybe. When I started writing my books I gathered all the ‘stuff’ I’d been collecting for years and put it in stacks. That didn’t work. So I wrote up an outline and separated the stacks into each of the chapters and created subheads. This worked for a few books, then I got stuck…so someone suggested I dictate because they felt it was easier for me to talk it and once it was transcribed I was able to take it and create the chapters and such.

Another way is to put together a notebook with pocket dividers for each chapter and start filling them up with data that pertains to the chapter. Then you can write any chapter out of sequence and fill in the joining prapgarph after you get them written.

And another way is to create a board with your outline, chapters etc. bullet points and go from one to the next dictating again and this you can hand off to a ghost writer to create continuity.

I’m sure there are more ways, these are just a few I’ve come up with and tried bits and pieces that have worked for me.

Remember, do something every day toward your book and promotion
Karrie Ross
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https://www.bookcoverdesigner.com

Book Design: Can writing the back cover help write the book?

For all of you who are struggling with either writing a book or the back cover copy… the answer is yes, I believe if you write the back cover copy first it can help with your book outline as well as the book outline helping with the back cover copy… they help eachother.

Think about it… the back cover consists of a headline that is targeting your niche. Next it contains a paragraph stating the sell points in the book followed by bullets of the most important learnings and finally a paragraph to sum it all up and then there are a few testimonials, make them up at first, which give you more information to talk about because it’s another’s opinion. Finally your bio.

If you take all this and begin your outline or table of contents, or  the backcover headline… you are off to a bright beginning.

OR

Another way to write your back cover copy is to take the outline you already wrote and edit and consolidate the points into appropriate sell copy. Either way these are strong in getting you going.

Book Design: 5 Things to Know About Picking Your Book Subject…

First to be a writer ask yourself…What are your taltents? What do you want to do or what interests you? Do you enjoy writing or are you looking for a ghost writer to help you along? What motivates you? How will you use this book you will be writing and why? Once you’ve figured out your motives move on to this next step.

Here are 5 things to consider when writing a non-fiction book.

1. Do you have a subject you are just edging to write about and share your experiences?
2. Do you have the expert knowledge to write on this subject.
3. Is this a broad subject or does it pertain to a niche audience
4. Do you know how to reach this niche? Is it easy?
5. Do you know how many people are in this niche and it’s close interest groups?

Once you can answer these questions, you’ll know if this is a subject that will bring you want you are looking for… oh, yes another question…What are you looking for from this book?

Remember, do something every day toward your book and promotion
Karrie Ross
Your Book Designer
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https://www.bookcoverdesigner.com