Writing & Editing

Before you can sell your book, you need to write and edit it! Lulu brings you writing tips, editing strategies, and software reviews to help you finish your book.

Planning Your Novel (or Not)

Are you a planner or a pantser? Do you know what that even means? Read on to determine your writing method and how to write more.

Word Formatting for Academia

When you self-publish, you need your work to maintain a professional level of quality. Learn how with some advance word formatting tips.

Lulu Cookbooks: The Perfect Recipe [Video]

Custom made cookbooks are handy, fun, and make amazing gifts! Thanks to Lulu’s easy to use guide and template (including video) you too can make a cookbook!

Mental Health For Writers

Don’t underestimate the importance of mental health for writers. Dig into 4 risk factors and how to avoid them with this article from Lulu.

7 Things To Do Before You Hire An Editor

Get the most when you hire an editor by following these 7 tips to help clean up and finesse your book before your editor sees it.

Editing Costs And Budget

Editing is expensive. Plan for the perfect edit of your manuscript when you align your budget and your needs.

Don’t Sweat it, Edit!

It’s essential to edit your book. But how do you know which kind of editor you need? Learn more about editing specializations.

Create An Editing Edition

There’s lots of software for editing your book; but nothing beats a hardcopy, double-spaced and a red pen. Create your editing edition today.

How to Get Started Writing

You’ve got a story to tell; so where and how do you get started writing? It’s harder than it might seem, but these tips can help.

AutoCrit Review: Self-Editing Software

AutoCrit is a powerful data tool offering a thorough content breakdown and suggestions for improvements. Invaluable for any author!

7 Grammar Tips For Authors [Infographic]

Get a quick refresher for your grammar skills! These tips are particularly useful for authors looking at a first or fifth draft for revision!

Plot Factory Review: Organization For Authors

Get to know Plot Factory, a powerful web-based novel planner and word processor. Loaded with amazing features, Plot Factory is worth a look.

Evernote: Organization For Authors

Check out Evernote, a terrific way to centralize, store, and search your notes from anywhere. Learn more about the features of Evernote.

6 Writing Habits To Write More

The best way to write more is to form a daily writing habit. These 6 habits are the perfect way to build up your daily writing.

Libre Office: Open Source Word Processing

Libre Office is the premier, open source tool for Microsoft Office replacement. Perfect for writing and creating a print ready file.

Writing And Plotting With Scrivener

Scrivener is a powerful writing and drafting tool. Built to organize all your notes for quick access, Scrivener is perfect for writers.

Microsoft Word: A Closer Look

Microsoft Word is the premiere tool for writers, dating back to the 1980s! And it’s still a powerful tool for writers, but not without it’s limitations.

The To Do List: Productivity For Authors

Creating a to do list is a great way to avoid distraction, stay focused, and get your writing done! Also includes my top productivity app recommendations.

How To Write…

From pen and paper to a laptop computer and everything in between, there has never been so many tools available

7 Nonfiction Writing Tips

Nonfiction writing isn’t dry, boring, or academic. These tips wil help you make your nonfiction writing vivid and relatable to your readers.

How To Write A Great Book Title

How do you grab a reader’s attention? With a captivating book title! Your book title will be one of the most important parts of your marketing plan.

8 Add-ons Every Writer Needs For Google Docs

Google Docs add-ons allow you to customize your writing. These are the best ones we’ve found to help you write, edit, and design you files.

Book Templates By Lulu

What is a book template and why should you use one? We’ve got you covered with access to Lulu’s library of templates and this breakdown of how to use them!

5 Reasons To Write Your Book Now

Write your book now; if you have a story to tell you can take the time you have today to bring it to life. These reasons to write will help motivate you.

7 Online Writing Communities For Authors

Authors need writing communities; for making their book the best it can be and to connect with other amazing writers just like you.

Making Criticism Work For You

Criticism is pervasive and unavoidable in literature. Prepare yourself for critics and learn constructive ways to utilize criticism.

How to Refine Your Raw Writing Talent

Talent is hard to quantify, but with practice we can grow our writing skills and refine the raw talent we’re gifted to great amazing works.

ProWritingAid: Automation For Authors

Automate your spelling and grammar corrections with ProWritingAid, a premium, browser based editor to help your write better!

Fanfiction: What is it and Why Should You Care?

Fanfiction is a powerful way to engage and interact with the stories you love. Learn more about what it is, when it’s legal, and the forms fanfic can take.

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