Category Archives: How-To Articles

Good Story: 10 Elements to Creating a Great Story

Coming up with a good story idea is just the first step in writing a book. Bringing together characters, writing plot actions that build tension, and developing actions that will resolve the major conflict all play a part in creating … Continue reading »

Writer Journal: A Great Way to Kickstart Your Creativity

Are you looking for a way to get more focused and better able to pursue your writing goals? One method to consider is using a writer journal. Journaling is a long-recognized practice for anyone who wants to be more mindful … Continue reading »

Christian Writing: How to Become a Successful Author

Are you interested in Christian writing? Whether you want to inspire others or be sure your writing reflects your faith, you can become successful at Christian writing. Here are some pointers to get you started. Understand the Types of Christian … Continue reading »

Church Bulletins: Ultimate Guide to Printing Effective Bulletins

In most faith communities, when a member or guest arrives for service, church bulletins are offered to attendees. These print communications from the church to its congregation and visitors can be a single black-and-white page with minimal content all the … Continue reading »

PDF Benefits: 8 Benefits of Using PDFs for Printing

If you regularly create print-ready files, you probably use PDFs regularly. There are many PDF benefits when it comes to printing. Here’s how to use these helpful files to get the best results. What Is a PDF? The term PDF … Continue reading »

Book Business Plan: How to Create a Successful One

Thinking about a book business plan? Your perfect vision of being a writer might be sitting in a coffee shop with your laptop out, busily typing away at the next Great American Novel you’ve always wanted to write. Writing is … Continue reading »

Plagiarism Checker: How to Avoid Serious Issues

Why do you need a plagiarism checker? Using someone else’s words as your own is known as plagiarism. It’s dishonest, and it could have serious consequences, even if you did it unintentionally. Claiming someone else’s work as your own could … Continue reading »

4 Ways (and 4 Tips) To Make Money as a Writer

Writers hone their craft in a variety of ways. Some writers jump right in and publish a book as soon as they can. Others take on whatever writing gigs they can find to pay the bills or to just get … Continue reading »

7 Ways to Jumpstart Creativity and Overcome Writer’s Block

Some days, writing comes easily. You feel inspired as you sit and type or write what feels like an endless flow of words. On other days, you struggle to get out even one sentence. You wonder if you should just … Continue reading »

Book Formatting Tips

Writing a book is an accomplishment that many people dream about but coming up with the stories, plot lines, characters or information to include for a self-published book is only part of the work. Authors that are creating a manuscript … Continue reading »

Your Marketing Plan for Your Self-Published Book

Who knows your book better than you? That’s why you are the perfect person to market it. You should sit down and write a marketing plan to keep you focused. It will take a lot of concentrated work, probably as … Continue reading »

Children’s Storybook Printing: How to Go from Concept to Dazzling Printed Book

Children’s storybooks have always been a useful and creative tool for teaching children about the real values in life. Throughout the years, the choice of interesting storybooks available in bookstores has increased significantly. However, there will always be stories that … Continue reading »