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Planning a Novel in Ten Steps

Start by writing a one-sentence summary of your novel. Don’t concern yourself with the names of the characters at this stage, just describe the character e.g. “a retired tennis star”. So, the sentence could read something like this, “A retired tennis star becomes embroiled in a mafia hit plot after agreeing to coach the mob boss’s daughter”. Take care when writing this sentence as, when you come to write your book proposal for publishers or agents, this sentence will be a prominent feature – it’ll act as the hook to sell your novel.

13 Creative Podcast Segment Ideas

As a podcaster, you may have spent some time brainstorming segments that you can incorporate into your podcast. Even if you have a very specific podcast topic and a set format, a few segments can add some variety to your podcast and make it that much more engaging. Brainstorming segments can be challenging though, so we’ve compiled 13 creative segment ideas that you can use as is or personalize to add some variety to your podcast!

Help With Your eBook

This step-by-step guide shows you how to turn a manuscript written in Microsoft Word into a file ready to be uploaded to KDP. The information we give is specific to the 2016 version of Word, but the steps are similar in most versions. Depending on your eBook, some steps may be unnecessary (e.g., if your book doesn’t have images).