Believe it or not, there is a science behind choosing the best fonts for books. Think about all the places you see type today. Whether it’s a phone, a computer screen, a book, an ad, a magazine or a menu, almost every minute of the day is spent reading something.
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Self-publishing is booming, and with this transition comes a plethora of organisations worldwide offering author services to writers. But what if your budget doesn't extend to a professional editor, typesetter, cover designer, and so forth? Does this mean your book will not meet industry standards, be of poor quality, or sadly never be published? Absolutely not. Read or download PDF (5 pages, A4)
We will teach you everything you need to know about writing and formatting your dialogue. We will go over grammatical points, punctuation errors, and basic tips to help your dialogue sound better. As per usual, there will be examples throughout the post to show you what it should be like. So, without further ado, let’s go on to how to format dialogue! (by Kotobee). Read or download PDF (8 pages A4)
Conventional English grammar rules tell us that you should always start a new paragraph when someone speaks in your writing.
Sometimes, though, in the middle of a narrative paragraph, your main character needs to speak.
I couldn’t find any hard and fast rules that govern how to use dialogue in the middle of a narrative paragraph. It all depends on what style manual your publisher or editorial staff follow. (by Hayley Milliman). Read or download PDF (3 pages A4)
Why do we make such a fuss about dialogue? Dialogue requires a different mindset from prose writing. Many of us have difficulty switching between the two—even experienced authors. We write descriptive scenes, back story, or the other narrative elements in one consistent voice—our own, the first-person narrator, or another style we’ve adopted for that book. That’s easy and we can get into the flow. But to write dialogue, we have to break into other voices and mindsets—which can be an awkward gear change.
Many writers leave their story potential untapped because they get stuck in a non-dialogue mode of writing. Read or download PDF (3 pages A4)
It’s common to think how easy it must be to write children’s books, dreaming of a shiny pile of colourful book covers, hoping that your children’s book is the one that parents roll their eyes at because their children ask for it again and again and again! Well, the bad news is that it is NOT that easy. Here are six tips to help you navigate the world of writing children’s books. Read or download PDF (1 page A4)
Related: How to Write a Children's Book
Before sending your manuscript out, you’ll want to edit it to correct your mistakes. While editing your own manuscript might seem daunting or hard to manage, it’s perfectly possible to edit all by yourself. In this article, we’ll share our five best tips for editing your manuscript… without an editor. Read or download PDF (2 pages A4)
Primary for authors, illustrators and self-publishers
This article is about considerations when making a children’s book with text and images. It is not about how to write and make illustrations, but the practical work of creating a beautiful book out of your hard work. Read on Facebook • Read or download PDF (A4) • Ebooks (ca. 16 pages): epub | mobi | pdf
Dansk: Overvejelser før du laver en illustreret børnebog til tryk
Primær til forfattere, illustratorer og selv-udgivere
Denne artikel handler om overvejelser, når du laver en børnebog med tekst og billeder. Den handler ikke om, hvordan man skriver og laver illustrationer, men det praktiske arbejde med at skabe en smuk bog ud af dit hårde arbejde. Læs eller hent PDF (9 sider, A4)