Resources: Authors

Understanding the Change to ISBN-13 Podcast
Understanding the Change to ISBN-13 Podcast

If you want your work sold worldwide, you need an International Standard Book Number. In recent years, various changes have been made that affect authors. We explain these changes in this podcast.

Five Habits to Avoid in Academic Writing
Five Habits to Avoid in Academic Writing

Everyone wants to sound smart and professional in their academic writing, but there are instances when an attempt to do so can come off as unappealing or difficult to follow. If you are a student or academic, this podcast can help you determine what to avoid in your writing.

The Plot Skeleton Podcast: How to Write a Plot Outline
The Plot Skeleton Podcast: How to Write a Plot Outline

A plot skeleton can also be called a plot outline—the structure or bare bones of a story. How to write a successful plot outline that incorporates characters, plot, and climax is the subject of this podcast.

Quotation Marks Podcast: When to Use Double or Single Quotation Marks
Quotation Marks Podcast: When to Use Double or Single Quotation Marks

If you need some clarification on whether to use single or double quotation marks, this podcast is for you. Knowing the appropriate way to use these quotation marks is critical for clearly articulating what you want to say.

Five Habits to Avoid in Fiction Writing
Five Habits to Avoid in Fiction Writing

Five habits every writer of fiction needs to break.

How to Write a Query Letter Podcast
How to Write a Query Letter Podcast

A query letter is a way for you to attract the attention of an editor who may not otherwise read your unsolicited manuscript. Editors read query letters to find new content, and writing one that uses a business format can help. Of course, having a good hook is critical!

How to Write a Preface and a Foreword Podcast
How to Write a Preface and a Foreword Podcast

If you have decided to write a preface or have been asked to write a forward, you may require some guidance. In this podcast, we explain a preface and a forward, as well as what to include in them.

How to Write a Dedication Podcast
How to Write a Dedication Podcast

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.

Why Hiring a Copy Editor Is a Good Idea
Why Hiring a Copy Editor Is a Good Idea

Find out why hiring a copy editor is a good idea that can actually save you money.

How to Get Published Podcast
How to Get Published Podcast

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.

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