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On Using #Hashtags

Do you even know where to start? Or what words or phrases you should be using the hashtag to increase #traffic? The number one rule to follow when using hashtags, do not overuse them ever. The rule of thumb is to use … Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed…

We are in need of volunteer reader/editors for the PTP Book Division. Be the first to read and evaluate new submissions of our fiction and nonfiction departments (you choose which you’d rather read). We do not publish pornography or other … Continue reading

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Basic Rules for Writers

Are there simple basic rules for all writers? I’ve been asked that question many times. There are books written to help writers write. Some are very good. The Chicago Manual of Style and A Handbook for Scholars are invaluable resources. … Continue reading

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Foreshadowing, a Useful Writing Tool

First, foreshadowing is hard, and it’s a tricky concept to grasp which doesn’t help matters. This should help you overcome this struggle. So what is foreshadowing? Simply put, foreshadowing is like “clues/hints” put in place BEFORE an event happens or … Continue reading

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Writing Nonfiction

Eight preparatory steps necessary to successfully write a nonfiction book. Choose your topic. The first thing you want to do as you prepare to write a nonfiction book is choose a topic for your project carefully. This may seem like … Continue reading

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“To Be” or not “To Be”

How to Eliminate “To Be” Verbs Identify−Students need to memorize the “to be” verbs to avoid using them and to revise those that they have used in essays: is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been. Teach students to self-edit by circling … Continue reading

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Using the BISAC Subject Codes

What does BISAC stand for? BISAC is an acronym for Book Industry Standards and Communications. What are BISAC subject codes? The BISAC Subject Heading List (BSHL for short) is an industry-approved list of subject descriptors (or headings), each of which … Continue reading

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