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June 6, 2016

There are approximately 200 days until Christmas. And why, when summer is just around the corner, is this important? For writers wishing to release a book in time for Christmas sales, this is the time to finish the writing and finalise the tweaking before the publishin...

December 31, 2015

 

 

Have you made a resolution for this year? Like most people, my resolutions of the past were always to eat healthier and exercise more, but like most people, I didn’t make it past the first week. I believe it was because I did not have a plan. I have since set realist...

April 19, 2015

 

Writing a book is like having a baby. You conceive the idea, then nurture and pamper this creation through its development with gentle care. There are days when you want to pull out your hair, impatient for the process to be done and the day of delivery to arrive. And...

January 10, 2015

 

Should I self-publish or prospect a publishing house? That has been the million dollar question for every new writer. Before you can answer the question, you have to understand that there are many companies that fall under “publishing” and offer very different service...

July 14, 2014

 

July, a month known for its hot weather, weekends at the cottage and yard sales. Every weekend you can find colourful signs on telephone posts advertising the local yard sale.

 

As I see these signs, I find a similarity between preparing for a yard sale and preparing a...

April 4, 2014

 

I was prompted to write this article based on an experience that I had recently with a new writer, publishing for the first time. Something that I hope other writers will benefit from. For anonymity, I’ll call this writer Jerry.

 

Jerry had written a book to promote his...

August 8, 2013

 

Grammar is around us everywhere, whether we like it or not. It’s in our emails, business reports, school work and our conversations. Some people say that I’m a fanatic with grammar. I agree. Now I don’t profess to be an English Major by any means, but bad use of simpl...

May 8, 2013

 

The easiest and cheapest way to protect your work while writing it is to send yourself a copy via registered mail. This applies in Canada. For outside of Canada, please refer to the Copyright office in your city. It is wise to do this every time there is a significant...

January 28, 2013

 

 

Quite often I’m told by would-be writers, “I’ve always wanted to write, but I don’t have time,” or “I have a story to tell, but I don’t know where to begin.” The first step is often the hardest, but not impossible. It is not necessary to jump all in when doing someth...

October 3, 2010

 

Approximately two years ago, Alexandra Villaroel Abrego decided that she had a purpose to fulfill – that being to share her knowledge with young women of how to be smart, successful and beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. Alexandra has counselled and inspi...

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