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When to Turn a Short Story Idea or Fanfiction into a Novel

There are times that you will be writing a short story or fanfiction and the more you write the more you realize there is to write. A good writer will recognize when this is the case and take a step back to decide whether or not this story is just going to be a really long short story or whether some more research should be done to try to turn it into a novel. In this article, we will take a look at that entire process so you can decide whether the story is deserving of a full-length novel treatment and then how to expand parts of the story that you already written to fit into the chapter by chapter format of a novel. So, how do you recognize when…
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How to Copyright a Book

A lot of new writers ask whether their ideas are protected by book copyright. The short answer is usually no, but the writer is usually asking more questions than just whether or not of US copyright protects her ideas. They may be asking about the world that he or she has created, certain elements their story that no one else has such as an original creature or character race. So, how do you make sure that all of the elements that you come up with are protected so that people don’t use your in the work in the future and therefore diminishes the integrity of the work that you’ve written yourself? That’s exactly why people worry about copyrights and rights that they hold to their worlds that they create and…
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Why Children’s Books do not sell in eBook Format

If you are a self-published author that works in children’s books, or you are an aspiring author or just moving into this genre, then there definitely some things that you want to know. Self-publishing children’s books is unlike anything else out there. The big benefit of self-publishing has always been the e-book. The e-book can be sold very cheaply, costs almost nothing to produce and is instantly available via download to the users Kindle or other device. This is led to the revolution in publishing companies and the reason that most people read electronic books more often these days. But that is just not the case with children’s books, and that runs the gamut from picture books that you would read to your toddler to middle grade books and teen…
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The Pros & Cons of Print-on-Demand Publishing

There are a lot of publishing models out there for those who are interested in self-publishing. Print-on-demand is a publishing model that only principled when someone orders it. This means that authors no longer have to print hundreds of books and then go out and try to sell them themselves at book signings and various other venues. It means that authors are able to publish a book without having to put money up front to print the book. This was not something that was available 10 or 15 years ago because it simply cost too much to print a single novel or nonfiction book instead of 1000 at once. But the technology and the methodology has changed drastically. There are both advantages and disadvantages to print-on-demand. Let’s brew some coffee…
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Characteristics of Getting the Best Blender

What to Make with Your Blender A blender can make so far more than simply smoothies, but you might not always have this in mind as you buy one. You also require a blender that can clean up rather than be too tricky to use throughout the authentic soap making process. The blender doesn't have to be super sophisticated and doesn't have to have a abundance of features. Along with making smoothies and sports beverages, you might also use the blender to get a food processor. You will see that you generally get what you pay for, the very best blenders are definitely the most expensive. Some blenders are less challenging to store than others, which might be an actual concern if you've got a tiny kitchen. They include additional…
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