101TIWIK #81: Three Paths Through Writing

In the last post, Why Do You Write, I introduced the idea of three categories for why we write; Art, Community, and Business. Today I’m going to show you how to use these categories to shape the path through your writing journey with a brief introduction to each category. I’ll elaborate more on each category in […]

101 TIWIK #78: Cover Design

Judging a book by its cover has a bad rap, but how else is a potential reader supposed to judge it? In a glance, a good cover can tell you everything you need to know about a book. Genre, author, whether it’s part of a series, what the book is about, maybe an inkling of […]

101 TIWIK #76: Structuring Your Novel

The final phase of formatting your book and turning your manuscript into a novel will involve a great many questions. How should you title your chapters? Should you title your chapters? Should your chapters be individual scenes, or a collection of several scenes? What about putting a quote or something at the beginning of each […]

101 TIWIK #75: Front Matter Matters

Front matter matters. So does back matter, for that fact. But front matter matters more. This is because front matter is what readers of your book will almost certainly see first, especially if they are browsing using Amazon’s Look Inside feature. It makes the first impression on your readers, and in order to make that […]

101 TIWIK #73: How Should I Publish?

Yesterday I offered some perspective on what may be the most important question a writer can ask, when is my book finished? Today, I’m going to take a step back and ask what is most likely the second most important question: now that I think my book is ready, how should I publish it? Full […]