The Write Blog

25 Apr 2019

TWFH TEAM REVEALS OUR FAVORITE NONFICTION BOOKS

Every writer knows that the key to honing their craft is to read, read, and then read some more. After all, the only way to know what good writing looks like is to study the works of good writers. So, in order to find out where our writers get their inspiration, I sat down with […]

24 Apr 2019

WORDS THAT WERE BROUGHT TO US BY WORLD WAR I

Language is a fascinating and ever-evolving thing. It has been said that the average person speaks upwards of 16,000 words per day. And the average book is somewhere between 50 and 100,000 words long.  Yet, we rarely stop to think about the words we use and how they came to be. In honor of the […]

22 Apr 2019

THE 15 BIGGEST MISTAKES MALE AUTHORS MAKE WHEN WRITING FEMALE CHARACTERS

One of the biggest challenges for a writer is the task of trying to authentically write from the perspective of the opposite gender. After all, it is nearly impossible for a woman to know exactly how a man would feel in a certain situation, and vice versa. While there are definitely some authors who are […]

19 Apr 2019

HOW TO PITCH YOUR NONFICTION BOOK TO THE RIGHT PUBLISHERS IN 4 EASY STEPS

You’ve put your heart and soul into your book, and it is a great achievement to celebrate! But now that you have it completed, what do you do with it? Your book is written and edited to perfection…now what? Most likely, you will want to get it published and have it become successful, whether to […]

18 Apr 2019

HOW TO CREATE A FILE-NAMING SYSTEM THAT WORKS

If you needed to find a specific document on your computer, in less than a minute, could you do it? Consider this scenario: You are sitting at your desk, hard at work on your team’s latest project, when the boss walks in with a panicked look on her face. She needs the final version of […]

16 Apr 2019

AMAZON AUTHOR RANK: THE WHAT, THE HOW, AND THE WHY OF THIS PURSUIT

Amazon Author Rank is a listing of the top 100 titles overall or the top 100 titles in a browsing category.  A book’s “Product Details” section is where it lists its Amazon Bestsellers Rank. A #1 means that the title is selling more copies than any other in that category, on that storefront. You see, […]

15 Apr 2019

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED TODAY? HOW LEARNING NEW THINGS AND WRITING ABOUT THEM CAN IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

It has been scientifically proven that learning something new every day can improve both your brain function and your overall well-being.  After all, our brains are muscles, and just like all other muscles, they must constantly be used and strengthened. Whether it be through learning a new language or working on becoming a better writer, […]

12 Apr 2019

USE THE BOSS SYSTEM TO SAVE TIME AND REDUCE FRUSTRATION WHEN WRITING YOUR NEXT RFP

Writing a Request for Proposal (RFP) doesn’t have to be stressful. No really, stick with me. Some corporations and all governmental agencies issue RFPs when they are looking for a company to fill a need. For example, a city may issue an RFP when they need medical staffing companies to create and bid on emergency […]

11 Apr 2019

COPYWRITER Q&A: SUZANNE KEARNS TALKS THE INS AND OUTS OF E-BOOK PUBLISHING

The Writers For Hire (TWFH) team member Suzanne Kearns is our very own e-publishing guru. She’s written and ghostwritten more than a dozen e-books and her extensive list of published works includes a variety of genres, from how-to and business books to Christian fiction. In this installment of Copywriter Q&A, Suzanne answers all of our […]

10 Apr 2019

PEN NAMES AND THE FAMOUS WRITERS WHO USE THEM

If you have ever read a book and found yourself thinking that the style and way of writing seemed very familiar, it is possible that the book you are reading was actually written by your favorite author —only under a pen name. A pen name, also known as a nom de plume or a pseudonym, […]