Amazon: A Friend Or Foe For Writers And Publishers?

I’ll be honest—I’m not a trendsetter. At least not when it comes to the publishing revolution. I’m cautious. I like to spend a lot of time gathering facts, weighing options, learning from those more opinionated and in-the-know than I. One thing I do know is that Amazon’s name is on everyone’s lips these days—a result of Kindle Direct Publishing, CreateSpace, and their newest publishing imprints. This is great! Isn’t it?

I’m not totally sold, to be honest. Let me tell you why.

I used to be completely intimidated by the thought of publishing directly through Amazon KDP. I can do a fair amount with my computer, and I love learning new things, but formatting and creating an eBook seemed like a rather daunting task.…

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How To Be Creative In Handwriting

Creative writing exercises are not just for children learning to handwrite for the first time. Adults can definitely benefit from practicing a few new approaches to handwriting. If you want to improve the appearance of your writing, you should learn a few exercises that can quickly get you on the right track, whether you want to translate your skills into a career or just yearn to have more legible handwriting.

Use Creative Writing Exercises to Break Bad Habits
Believe it or not, you should not be letting your fingers do most of the work when you write. Instead, you should more so be using other muscle groups, such as your shoulders and forearms. Moving these areas of the body more than your fingers can create a greater flow as you write, rather than sloppy scrawls on the page. Most people assume their fingers should do be doing most of the “heavy lifting” in handwriting, but putting the shoulders and forearms to work while writing should create a more elegant result.…

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