Inside the Process of Writing a Novel – RealtimeBoard


A lot of us have thought about becoming a writer and some have started (and even completed!) a novel, a poem or a book. Writing is a great way to share your experience and knowledge, inspire people to do great things, unleash their imagination using letters, words and sentences. Writing is attractive, but it is hard. We have a lot of writers among our users and they use RealtimeBoard to improve their writing process. We talked to one of them and In this post we are happy to share John Robbins tips and tricks on improving the process of writing a novel with RealtimeBoard. Read the story and get inspired!

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Kindle Scout


This is pretty cool, we know Amazon has been a major source for eBooks and indie authors having a way to self publish.

Submit your book to Kindle Scout and be considered for a publishing contract with Kindle Press in 45 days or less. We welcome submissions for English-language books in Romance, Mystery & Thriller and Science Fiction & Fantasy genres. Any adult with a valid U.S. bank account and a U.S. social security number or tax identification number is eligible

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FocusWriter


I ran into this writing software. It does Multi Document, Goals, Live stats and even type writing sounds.

FocusWriter is a simple, distraction-free writing environment. It utilizes a hide-away interface that you access by moving your mouse to the edges of the screen, allowing the program to have a familiar look and feel to it while still getting out of the way so that you can immerse yourself in your work. It’s available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X, and has been translated into many different languages.

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Terry Pratchett’s advice for writers


One of the things I have been trying to do is read more. I got a Kindle Paperwhite 2 years ago. Ever since, I have been reading way more books. More indie as well which I think has been good. There are so many unknown authors with new fresh ideas. I found this article from Terry Pratchett who created an awesome world around his novels. One of my favorite authors.

4) Read a lot. Read so many books that you overflow.

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20 Writing Tips from Fiction Authors


Here is an article I found that has some good advice on writing. It’s worth a read.

Writing success boils down to hard work, imagination and passion—and then some more hard work. iUniverse Publishing fires up your creative spirit with 20 writing tips from 12 bestselling fiction authors.

Use these tips as an inspirational guide—or better yet, print a copy to put on your desk, home office, refrigerator door, or somewhere else noticeable so you can be constantly reminded not to let your story ideas wither away by putting off your writing.

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StoryBundle


StoryBundle has been my place to go for books for the last year. They do a new event just about every 2 months and sometimes more often, right now they are doing four bundles, pay what you want!

Most of the books I have gotten on there have been Indie authors and have been good. If you are looking for books to read this is your place.

What is StoryBundle?

Glad you asked! StoryBundle is a way for people who love to read to discover quality indie books written by indie authors. You know how it’s always hard to find something good to read? StoryBundle hopes to solve that.

We take a handful of books—usually about five or so—and group them together to offer as a bundle. Then you, the reader, can take a look at the titles we’ve chosen and decide how much you’d like to pay. Think of us like a friend that scours independent books for undiscovered gems, then bundles these titles together for one low price that you decide. Yeah, we mean it; you get to set the price that you want to pay!

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Build Your Own World!!!


World building is an important part for fantasy novels. Here is a website i found that has great lessons on it.

  • has step by step information and hundreds of links to help you design your world
  • supports a university distance education course, EDIT 472 World Builders (January – March)
  • is a resource for teachers who want to teach their students how to build worlds
  • is a model course using constructivist and project-based learning
  • welcomes home schoolers, science fiction fans, and anyone who shares our interests
  • provides rubrics to guide  projects in PowerPoint and web page authoring programs

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