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Bushra Rahmani, Editor-In-Chief of OakWords, is a seasoned copywriter and content strategist. Her passion in writing is to inspire other writers to not just “hang in there” but to thrive. Her latest release, The Chapter Black‘ has received starred reviews & critical appreciation.

Literary Devices Examples

17+ Powerful Literary Devices (With Examples) to Embellish Your Writing

A few years ago, when my creative writing teacher was explaining the use of literary devices in novels or poems, she showed us this picture: Yes, that’s a before-and-after shot of a movie scene — a fantastic example of special effects (SFX) and visual effects (VFX) in cinematography.  So, the tutor asked us to look …

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5 Literary Agents Share 9 Tips on Writing Successful Query Letters

5 Literary Agents Share 9 Tips on Writing Successful Query Letters

How to write a query letter for a novel? Why literary agents reject a manuscript? And, How do I find out what agents need from authors? If you’ve been searching the answers to any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place. Four years ago, when twenty-seven literary agents rejected my manuscript, I was …

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How to Make Money on UpWork 2020

How to Make Money on UpWork 2020 (100% Genuine): $1,183 in 3 Weeks

Okay, let’s talk about how to make money on UpWork I’ve decided to play with open cards. I’ve recently started working on Upwork. It’s literally the 20th-day today. So you understand, I haven’t made it big. I’m not the top-rated UpWorker. I don’t even have Upwork’s rising talent badge. And still, I decided to write …

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Literary Devices Examples

300+ Sensory Imagery Examples to Master Creative Writing

As writers, we all struggle the most with bringing out how a character sees, perceives, smells, or feels. New writers often lag due to too much telling and too little showing. The rich imagery, the true essence, and a three-dimensional physical presence of everything around a character are what we find ourselves most entwined in. …

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Best apps for Writers

Best apps for writers: 12+ FREE Tools to Excel in 6 stages of the writing process

Looking for the best apps for writers – and that too free of cost?  We’ve got your back.   The act of writing has different stages, and each stage has its own challenges – Ideation, Outline, Writing, Editing, and more. But that’s no reason technology can’t help you become a better writer. Whatever stage you’re at, …

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How To Not Market Your Book:

Unpopular opinion about Book Advertisement: How To Not Market Your Book:

When was the last time you purchased a novel solely because of a book advertisement – without caring a whit about the author or the publisher? Probably never, right? Or in the best-case scenario, when you were thirteen? Let me try one more time: How often do you buy a product without checking the brand’s …

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Which POV is better: A Guide to Choosing the Best Point of View

Expert Guide to Different Types of POV in Fiction: Examples & Tips

Bestselling author Dan Brown says: “POV (Point of View) is a powerful tool. It can help you color a chapter, reveal characters and exposition, and best of all, withhold information. So be excited about point of view.” Dan Brown about POV in Fiction Writing That explains why authors choose narrative voices so carefully. To be true, …

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How to Start a Novel

How to Start a Story: 9 Brilliant Ways to Write the First Chapter (Part-2)

Knowing how to start a story so that you captivate readers’ attention from the first few paragraphs is key to writing a publishable book. There is a fine line between revealing intriguing information to hook your readers and giving away the story right from the first paragraph. Your first chapter should be all about creating …

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OakWords: How to Start a Novel

How to Start a Novel: 9 Unique Ways to Kickstart Your Story (Part 1):

In early 2017, I sent a fiction book proposal to seventeen literary agents. I read over a dozen guides on ‘how to start a novel, book proposal.’ I tweaked the synopsis to perfection and made sure my proposal met their submission guidelines. Outcome: Eleven agents rejected my proposal blatantly and six of them never replied. …

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