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The (Secret) Way Bestselling Authors Edit Their Writing

At Book in a Box, we use an editing process that's not commonly taught, but is a secret trick of numerous bestselling authors, including myself, Neil Strauss, and Tim Ferriss. And I'm going to share it with you. The conventional way to edit a book is to sit at your computer, read your manuscript in your head, and make edits as you read. Show More Summary

A Writer's Best Question: What Next?

Music was a big part of my life growing up. Though I would come to love classical music as a teenager and young adult, my first love was popular music. I was particularly interested in those musicians who wrote and performed their own songs. Show More Summary

Jodi Ellen Malpas: The Protector

Jodi Ellen Malpas is the number one, New York Times best-selling author of the This Man and One Night trilogies. Her character, Jesse Ward, from the This Man series became an instant alpha-male archetype in the erotic-romance genre and catapulted her into the public eye. Show More Summary

Finding Your Voice: An Interview With Natalie Grant

Natalie Grant is a woman who wears many hats: mom, wife, artist (one of our favorites, we might add!), writer, and abolitionist. Despite the impressive resume, though, she used to struggle to keep up with the appearance of perfection...Show More Summary

Repainting the world of Rainbow BriteĀ®

Lately I've found myself in need of some color and happiness as earlier this month, I lost someone very close to me. In this person's absence I have found myself returning to the things that have brought me comfort over the years and one of the main sources of that comfort is Hallmark's Rainbow Brite property. Show More Summary

3-Minute Markting Makeover for Freelance Writers

The humble email signature is one of the overlooked workhorses of your marketing efforts as a freelance writer. You are more likely focusing on the brilliant idea you're developing and pitching, but the contact details you provide give...Show More Summary

Bryn Greenwood: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

Bryn Greenwood is is a native and fourth generation Kansan, who holds two undergraduate degrees in literature as well as an MFA. Her latest work, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things (St Martins Press, 2016) has captivated romance readers...Show More Summary

Keep on Scribbling - Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Writing on Track

SEPTEMBER, 2016 ? A Weekly Blog by Author Jody B. Miller WEEK ONE ?I am starting this weekly blog so that you can follow along with my specific progress as a writer and to garner tips and tricks for your own writing career. I hope you...Show More Summary

Book Review Correction - China Through a Glass of Wine

A big part of my peace message is honesty and openness, which includes revealing my mistakes. For whatever reason: I had too much going on and missed a detail, communication got crossed, Mercury is in retrograde... I made a mistake - a BIG one by writing the title of the book in my review wrong. Show More Summary

Romance and 'Sex Scent Signals'

Meeting someone who turns you on or gets your attention is at least partly because of "sex scent signals." "Airborne chemical messengers" that, well, demand a reaction, despite our best efforts to remain cool. ABC News reported Using...Show More Summary

Super(natural) Markets

Review of The Market as God. By Harvey Cox. Harvard University Press. 304 pp. $26.95. True faith, St. Paul once wrote, "is the evidence of things unseen." These days, according to Harvey Cox, such faith is lavished on "free market" capitalism. Show More Summary

Writing Without Bullsht: An Interview with Josh Bernoff

The state of business writing is generally dismal today. If I had a nickel for every poorly written article or blog post I've seen, I'd have quite a few nickels. Passive voice, horrible jargon, and run-on sentences make much if not most text confusing at best and downright inscrutable at worst. And I'm hardly the only one who feels this way. Show More Summary

The Gonzo Prose of Ciara Shuttleworth and 4,500 Miles: Taking Jack Back On The Road

Book cover of 4,500 Miles: Taking Jack Back On the Road and the author photo of Ciara Shuttleworth. Photo courtesy of Humanitas Media Publishing and Drew Perlmutter. Book cover photo edited by Pamela Theodotou. Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. Show More Summary

Surprise: Readers Still Love Printed Books

The New York Times just reported that even though more people are reading books on their smart phones, our taste for printed books hasn't diminished. In fact, most people prefer them. I know I do, even though I own an iPad and an Android tablet (it's complicated). Show More Summary

China Through a Wine Glass

On a journey of joy through the pallet, I encountered China Through a Wine Glass by Noel Shu. This 130-page book grabbed my attention with the idea of the pleasure of wine espoused with an adventure into a somewhat mystical ancient culture. Show More Summary

Theodore Roosevelt: The Original War on Terror

By Michael Wolraich Read the article on The History Reader Theodore Roosevelt and Terrorism Some years ago, an unstable young man committed one of the most notorious terrorist acts in U.S. history. He was American-born, but his parents were immigrants, and his allegiance to a radical ideology with foreign origins terrified the public. Show More Summary

The Best Writing Advice Changes Everything

This summer I was invited to the Mendocino Writers Conference, where at the opening reception in downtown Mendocino (where one can't help but evoke Jessica Fletcher of Murder, She Wrote) each presenter was asked to come to the microphone to share their best piece of writing advice. Show More Summary

Writing is the Opposite of Thinking

Writers often behave like smart people. When they're not reading a lot of books, they're sitting alone somewhere staring at a blank piece of paper or a computer screen or a wall. It is a very active kind of staring, meaning it looks like thinking, which is what smart people supposedly like to do most of all. Show More Summary

9 Page-Turners You'll Finish Over the Long Weekend

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Exploring Amazon Kindle's Marketing Tools

In my last column, I talked about dipping my toe into the frothy waters of self-publishing after years of relying on traditional publishing houses. At the beginning of that process, I decided to sell exclusively though Amazon, as opposed...Show More Summary

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