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What is a Tragic Hero? (plus 8 Heartbreaking Examples)

Jan 12, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

What makes a tragic hero, tragic? In this post, we'll tell you everything you ever wanted to know about this literary archetype: from its ancient origins, to the characteristics of a tragic hero, to examples of heroes and heroines from literature. Read more →


How to Write a Graphic Novel in 8 Action-Packed Steps

Jan 12, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

Learn how to write a graphic novel that readers will want to read (and illustrators will want to illustrate). Read more →


8 Self-Publishing Success Stories Every Author Should Know

Jan 05, 2021 – Understanding Publishing

If you’re on the fence about going the indie route and need some inspiration before you take that leap, we’ve got 8 self-publishing success stories to share with you. Though the obstacles they faced were different, each of these authors took their writing career into their own hands —  and it paid off. Read more →


The Ultimate List of Book Genres: 35 Popular Genres, Explained

Dec 29, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

The tropes and expectations of a book’s genre will inform its content and style during the writing process, as well as fundamentals such as word count. In this post, get familiar with dozens of the most popular genres in today's publishing landscape. Read more →


How Much Do Authors Make? Figures + Tips to Earn More

Dec 29, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

“How much do authors make?” is one of the most pressing questions for those considering a career as an author, or hoping to earn more. Here you'll find all the relevant facts and figures, plus tips on how to make money as an author! Read more →


Freytag's Pyramid 101: Dramatic Structure Explained

Dec 14, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft

Freytag’s pyramid is a term that any writer obsessed with story structure will inevitably encounter. Conjuring up notions of dark, ancient tombs, this intimidating-sounding theory is actually very easy to understand. The pyramid, also known as ‘Freytag’s triangle’, is a straightforward way of organizing narrative Read more →


20 Royalty-Free Stock Image Sites to Source a Book Cover Picture

Dec 10, 2020 – Book Design

Looking for the best places to find book cover pictures that won't break the bank? We've got you covered, with our hand-picked list of 20 sites with royalty-free stock images you can incorporate into an amazing book cover. Read more →


2020's Best Book Covers: 45 Designs to Feast Your Eyes On

Dec 09, 2020 – Book Design

To cap this eventful year, we've put together a list of the best book covers of 2020. There's something for everyone, from fiction to non-fiction! Read more →


BookBub Reviews: Are They Worth It?

Dec 04, 2020 – Book Marketing

The conversation around BookBub mostly revolves around what it is and what its most popular services do. But a less discussed aspect of this notable website is its reviews function, which gives authors another way to get testimonials and promote their book. In this post, we’ll see what BookBub’s reviews actually look like, how they’re different to other review platforms, and whether they’re actually worth it. Read more →


How to Write a Mystery: The 7 Secret Steps Revealed

Dec 02, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft

There’s nothing more satisfying than a good mystery novel. Gripping, surprising, sometimes cripplingly complicated, and yet they allow you the pleasure of that delicious “a-ha!” — you knew it all along. A clever trail of clues is thrilling to read and even more fun to pen, so why not learn how to write a mystery of your own? Read more →


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