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The Best Time to Copyright Your Book (For Authors who are Self-Publishing)

The Best Time to Copyright Your Book or Novel | Michelle Adams Edits

The issue of copyright is one of the most heavily-debated in the writing world. Authors, especially young ones, tend to be sort of clueless in this area, and often take advice from those who also don't know what they're talking about. So I'm here to set the record straight.

How to Turn an Arbitrary Scene (or Two) into a Full Novel

If you woke up this morning, read your draft, and realized that although you have the same characters throughout, none of your scenes go together—you're not alone. Learn how to meld these events together into a cohesive narrative with this step-by-step guide!

The Simple Way to Boost Traffic to Your Author Website: A Blog!

How to Boost Traffic to Your Author Website with A Blog and Pinterest | Michelle Adams Edits

What good is having an author website if no one sees it? Boost your traffic with this simple, sure-fire way to increase the number of visitors to your site: including a blog!

5 Ways to Boost Your Creativity & Overcome Writer’s Block

Whether your goal this year is to write your first book, publish your latest novel, or something in between, I hope that 2017 brings everything you've been wishing (and working) for—but that can only happen if your creative juices are flowing!

3 Tips for Marketing Your Book on Social Media

While working as a social media specialist for another online company, I've picked up on the best and most effective ways to utilize social media—so if you're trying to sell a book or two (or a few thousand, for that matter), you've come to the right place.

When is the Right Time for Me to Hire a Professional Editor? + Novel-Writing Timeline

It seems as if this is one of the most unasked questions amongst aspiring authors. They either start looking for an editor much too soon, or they look for them much too late, and miss personal deadlines as a result.

3 Things You Need in Your Query Letter to a Literary Agent

3 Things You Need in Your Query Letter for a Literary Agent | Michelle Adams Edits

A solid query letter is key to landing a good literary agent, but how can you know if yours is up to par? Make sure to include these 3 things, and you'll be on the right track!

How to Know If You Need a Literary Agent + Where To Find One

I've met a lot of first-time authors who finish their manuscripts, but aren't really sure where to go next. If you think an agent might be the next step to make your publishing dreams a reality, you'll want to read this first!