When you walk into a bookstore or browse an online library, what catches your eye first? Often, it’s the title of a book. A title is more than just a label; it’s the first handshake between the author and the reader, the first invitation to step into a new world. In the journey of publishing, […]
Let’s be honest, sharing your personal journey isn’t just about getting words down on a page. It’s like letting someone into your private world— spilling the good, the bad, and the ugly. How do you weave your life experiences and spiritual journey into a story that not only inspires but also uplifts and strengthens others’
One of the most crucial elements to selling a book is also probably the most difficult element for authors to create: the book description. Your book description is your first impression, your chance to hook readers and secure a purchase. A great book description will get people interested, and it’s also your opportunity to get
If you don't write when you don't have time for it, you won't write when you do have time for it. —Katerina Stoykova Klemer How do you write a book when you don't have time? Most books aren't written in a weekend. No, this work requires the will to plug away at it every day, even
By: Jonathan Hayashi Until recently, I never thought I would write a book. In fact, I almost did not write Ordinary Radicals because I was afraid people would assume I was simply trying to build a platform for my own popularity. The seeds of inspiration for writing were planted while I was a doctoral student at
If you’re a writer—of books, essays, scripts, blog posts, whatever—you’re familiar with the phenomenon: the blank screen, a looming deadline, and a sinking feeling in your gut that pairs poorly with the jug of coffee you drank earlier. If you know that rumble all too well: this post is for you. Maybe it’ll help you
The worst mistake that you can make when writing for young adults is to oversimplify the material. Although young adults are complex human beings with intelligent minds, blog writers and pop psychologists will often try to boil an entire demographic down to a singularity, causing writers to err into a realm of unauthentic and oversimplified
Pastor Mike Larsen took on some tough questions asked about the Bible and about God in his book Thanks for Asking. These were hard questions his church congregation had and were also difficult questions his congregation heard from people they encountered. 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV) became his guide for the book: “But in your hearts
When they think about writing, most people don't think about the importance of practice. Practice is a discipline associated with athletes, artists, craftsmen, or any other skilled activity but, for some reason, people usually assume that great writing just pours out of writers like water. This assumption is simply not true. Great writers practice, they
Attempting to write a book without avidly reading is like trying to pull water from a dried-up well. There’s nothing there.
If you want to write anything—whether it’s a tweet, blog post, or book—you need to have a storehouse of words to pull from. You need to have in your possession a robust vocabulary, stories to help you illustrate your point, and the only way to build such a repertoire is by reading.