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Articles in this category help you improve your creative writing, either by providing exercises and methods for training your creative muscles, or by providing advice to improve the quality of your polished work.

Why Choose Draft2Digital?

Tweet Unstressed Syllables has been on something of an unannounced summer hiatus. I’ve been unremarkably busy, and our Contributing Editor has just gone and had herself a baby. But don’t think I’m done with Unstressed Syllables. In fact, we’ve got grand plans for the site that we intend to roll out this fall. We’re hoping […]

How to Write a Helpful Book Review

Here’s the whole guide: Tell the world what you enjoyed about reading this book.

Book Reviewers Wanted!

Tweet I’ve posted recently concerning the importance of fans in the success of a new writer’s career. More specifically, I gave a laundry list of ways to support your favorite writer. Near the top of the list (and repeated more than once before the list was done) is the simple act of recommending the book […]

Five Ways to Support Your Favorite Writer

I’ve found self-publishing success without spending a dime on any kind of advertising. I’ve done it with a good story, some good sales copy…and good friends. This is a brief overview of the many ways my fans have contributed to my success.

Some Simple Advice for the Novice Storyteller

Tweet Part of my job these days–my actual job, for which I get paid–is being a writing coach. Obviously that’s most of the motivation for this site, too. And now that I’m finding some success as an indie writer, I even have fans contacting me to ask for tips on getting started as a storyteller. […]

My Books and the Public Domain

Tweet I’ve been kinda silent here for a while, mainly because I’ve been so busy finishing up my Master’s degree and then planning a KickStarter campaign to change the world. Is this the first time I’ve mentioned the KickStarter campaign around here? Well, hang on to something, because I’m about to blow your mind. You […]

On Self-Publishing: What to Start With

Tweet I’ve been talking lately about the publishing revolution. Last time, I drew it up in pretty dramatic terms and finished with a heartfelt call to action. If you can be satisfied with the promise of an income and an audience, you should be self-publishing. But there’s a big difference between deciding to self-publish and […]

On Self-Publishing: Who Should Start

Tweet I started a brief series back in March on the topic of self-publishing. Those first two posts weren’t really planned, but they did fall neatly into the beginnings of a pattern: Where to Get Started in Self-Publishing How to Get Started in Self-Publishing That asks for the obvious journalist’s progression — who, what, when, […]

On Self-Publishing: How to Start

Tweet Last week I started a series on self-publishing with a little bit of advice on where to start. It was primarily a list of links to the major digital distributors. I also promised to follow up with a post on how to start. The inspiration for that one came from an email my sister […]

Unstressed Syllables and

Tweet I’ve been talking a lot about my self-publishing success lately. The story of my experience is (I hope) interesting to all my readers. But one thing I’ve talked about often here is audience analysis. Every good writer needs to know to whom he’s talking, and thanks to my recent success, my audience is starting […]