Authors Podcasts

How to Write a Dedication

Given the opportunity to thank those who have helped you achieve a milestone in your life, it can be difficult to know what to say and how to say it. This podcast details how to write a dedication, including how to identify the people and how to address the dedication details. Continued...


How to Get Published

Getting published is a big step and should involve a lot of research. If you are wondering how to choose a publisher, or agent, and what to do next, this podcast will be a helpful resource. Continued...


How to Copyright a Book

This podcast examines the realities of copyrighting when using traditional publishing methods. Rights and subsidiary rights, such as paperback reprinting rights and first rights, which may be requested with the offer to publish, are detailed. Continued...


Golden Rules for a Good Plot

If you are having trouble creating a good plot, take the time to listen to this podcast. The five golden rules discussed, such as creating a plot skeleton, will help you organize your story ideas into a successful design. Continued...


How to Avoid Telling Writing in Fiction

When writing fiction, you want your reader to travel to your written world and see the characters and surroundings the way you do. However, this can be difficult when an author uses "telling" writing instead of "showing" writing. This podcast gives you tips on how to avoid telling writing, such as making use of the five senses and dialogue. Continued...


Short Stories: Wondering How to Fit Your Big Ideas into a Small Space?

Do you have great ideas for a story, but don't have the time to write a full-length novel? Maybe you should consider writing a short story. This podcast details how to turn your ideas into a narrative for a short story, outlines what to include, and provides suggestions on how to organize your thoughts. Continued...


Seven Ways to Stay Awake

Do you find yourself falling asleep in situations where you shouldn’t, perhaps during class or a business meeting? In this podcast, we suggest various tricks, such as stretching, to help you stay awake! Continued...


How to Write a Book Review

When writing a book review, it is important to know the difference between a review and a report or summary—reviewing means discussing the strengths and weaknesses of a book. This podcast details ways to keep your review critical and how to support your argument. Continued...


Finding Time to Write

Whether you work a second job, go to school, have a family, or all three, it can be hard to find the time to write. In this podcast, Scribendi.com editors provide time management techniques to help you maintain a schedule and keep you on top of your writing goals. Continued...


Editing Versus Proofreading

If you are looking for professional help with your writing, it is important to know what you need help with. The differences between editing and proofreading are outlined in this podcast. Knowing these differences will help you obtain the most appropriate service. Continued...



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