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Book Writing 101: The Blurb

When you scout out a book on any book sale site, the one or two paragraph description is the “blurb”. On a print copy it is also called “the back cover blurb”. It sums up the story, except for the ending. The blurb is like a salesman pitching a product in hopes of...

Writing Advice from C.S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis, commonly known as C.S. Lewis, was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. “I would not know how to advise a man how to write. It is a matter of talent...

Three Key Elements of Writing

Three of the most important elements of what you want to accomplish as a writer can be summed up from what I learned in high school English class: Look, Hook and Took. You want to begin your book with a compelling reason for your reader to “look” at...