In this step-by-guide to formatting a book, we’re going to give you tips for producing a professional-looking final product, and explain how our very own free book formatter — the Reedsy Book Editor — can make the job simple for you.
Learning how to write a memoir is like studying to be an archeologist. Not only do you have to dig deep and sift through the sands for fragments on the past, you then have to piece it all together and discover what the story is. To help you tell a compelling story based on your own life, ... read more »
Even if you've already polished your chapters to perfection, you still need to prepare various other parts of a book before publishing — namely, the front matter and back matter. If you haven’t come across these terms before, don’t be intimidated! They simply refer to the first and last sections of your book: the bits ... read more »
If you’ve got a cookbook, self-help manual, or piece of creative nonfiction in the works, you might just be asking yourself how to find the right nonfiction editor for your project. Scouting one can be as tough as online dating — a process filled with equal parts anxiety and hope. You want an editorial meet-cute ... read more »
Learning how to hire a ghostwriter for your project can be a daunting prospect. Working on a book with another person means that you're going to be sharing thoughts and opinions, solving problems, and trying to mind-meld — all at the same time. It all adds up to a pretty intimate experience. Needless to say, it's ... read more »
Let's admit it: “What is a motif and how do you use it?” is a much less sexy question than, “What’s your book about?” But it’s just as necessary. If the theme of a book is its heartbeat, then motifs are the vessels that keep the blood coursing through the narrative. Among other things, motifs ... read more »
From viral essays to acclaimed biographies, creative nonfiction is one of the fastest-growing literary genres — even if its name sounds like a contradiction in terms. Called CNF for short, this rich and capacious form marries the elegance of poetry with the rigor of reportage, recalling the famous Keats quote: Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that ... read more »
Writes faster than a speeding bullet! Words more powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap from one metaphor to the next in a single bound! It’s a bird… it’s a plane… no! It’s Super Writer! 🚀 As great as that sounds, the truth is that writing quickly is no superpower, but a skill that takes ... read more »