Author: Mélanie Hope
Mélanie Hope is a professional speaker, author, and coach who travels the world teaching greater communication skills while making as many people laugh as possible.

Self-publishing 101: Don’t Rush It!

While the world of publishing has opened up, thanks to POD and e-readers, bad writing has not gone away. If anything, it’s gotten worse. Even good writers fall prey to the “Hurry and Deliver” mentality – and may skip the most important part: editing.

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Self-publishing 101: 3 Reasons Self-Publishing is a Viable Option

Think getting a major book deal would solve all your problems? Think again. Here are 3 reasons why self-publishing is a viable option.

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Self-publishing 101: New series

If you are a new author considering self-publishing your book(s), this series will give you some serious insight.

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Happy 7th birthday, Twitter

Video about Twitter’s 7th birthday

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Nathaniel Hawthorne quote

Words — so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become, in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.

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When quotes are “scary” or “random”

When should you use quotes for “emphasis?” NEVER!

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Nodding and Shrugging

As an editor and writing coach, one of my pet peeves is when someone writes that a character “nodded his head” or “shrugged her shoulders.” I find this even in best-selling novels and it makes me cringe every time. An

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This food is Vegan Free!

Some people must believe that no one reads their packaging – or else they’d hire a professional editor before they printed their labels. I am happy to report that I am no longer eating vegans. It’s nice that products such

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Opal Pickles chimes in about your vs. you’re

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Writers beware! | You know it’s a scam when…

As writers, we’re always looking for a little bit more to fund our passion. What better way to fund our writing than to – well – write? When you have a knack, you may find yourself writing about almost anything

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