The Write Blog

31 May 2019

MASTER OF GRAMMAR

While the finale of the Game of Thrones last week left many fans feeling upset and disappointed, there is one thing that we can all agree on: Ser Davos being dubbed “Master of Grammar” by Bronn was pure magic! As writers who are frequently accused of being “grammar police,” we found this title to be […]

30 May 2019

HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY SELF-EDIT YOUR NONFICTION BOOK

Your book draft is finally finished! Congratulations! Give yourself a pat on the back and a much-needed break – at least for a few days, anyway. You accomplished something most people will never do! But the work isn’t over yet. It’s time to move on to the next stage of the process – the editing. […]

29 May 2019

5 REASONS NONFICTION IS IMPORTANT FOR CHILDREN

We all know that learning to read is an important step in brain development and language acquisition. Whether it be a novel or a fashion magazine, reading of any kind helps us to understand the world we live in and learn how to function in everyday life. Unfortunately, though, there are many countries in the […]

28 May 2019

MANAGING THE RFP PROCESS — BEST PRACTICES FOR WRITING PROPOSALS

Congratulations! The RFP seems like a perfect fit. Your company has decided to submit a proposal and you’re the project lead. Whether you’re managing the process in-house or working with a team of professionals like The Writers for Hire, here are some tips to help you maneuver the process successfully. FIRST, DO YOUR HOME WORK […]

27 May 2019

HOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR NONFICTION BOOK PROJECT IN 4 EASY, PRACTICAL STEPS

Now that you’ve decided to write a book and have identified your book’s angle, the real work begins! Make this work easier by using the four steps below to create a clear schedule for your project. Schedule Your Book Project in 4 Steps Step 1: Identify what needs to be done and how long it […]

24 May 2019

TOP 5 STRATEGIES FOR USING YOUR NONFICTION BOOK AS PART OF AN EFFECTIVE BRANDING OR MARKETING CAMPAIGN

Many new authors find that once they have their book written and published, they rarely see a return on their investment simply by book sales alone. While frustrating, it’s certainly not uncommon. In fact, hardcopy book sales have been on the decline since digital publishing was introduced and has grown in popularity. For authors publishing […]

23 May 2019

8 GREAT WAYS TO FIND TIME TO READ

You wish you could read more, but you just can’t seem to find the time. Does this sound familiar? According to this article from Harvard Business Review, you actually do have time to read. In fact, a study done by the University of California shows that the average person is actually reading more than 100,000 […]

22 May 2019

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY ROLL OUT AN SOP

Rolling out a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is a big deal. You are, after all, changing the way employees handle the processes in your company. A successful SOP rollout includes testing the SOP and troubleshooting it, training your employees, and updating it as needed. But as complicated as the process can be, any growing […]

21 May 2019

IN WRITING, THE ADVERB IS NOT YOUR FRIEND

If you ever played Mad Libs as a kid, you probably have a fond recollection of adverbs. They are the words (usually ending in -ly) that modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs: slowly, contemptuously, angrily, mysteriously… Well, according to famous horror author, Stephen King, adverbs are NOT our friends. In fact, King believes that adverbs, […]

20 May 2019

LOST IN A THICKET: HOW TO AVOID OVERWRITING

In 1964, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart acknowledged that certain words and concepts – in this case, pornography – were difficult to define in a precise manner. He hastened to add, though, that he could rely on his gut feeling, declaring: “I know it when I see it.” Likewise, defining overwriting is not simple. It’s […]

Top