Albert Einstein once said, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” If you’re a new writer, you’ll inevitably make mistakes. We all make mistakes – especially when we’re embarking on a new path. Writing is no different. Over the past thirty years, we’ve learned a lot about writing and publishing […]Read More Six Common Mistakes New Writers Make
What is a bestselling book? As a writer, if you haven’t already achieved the status, you may have a goal, or perhaps just a hope, that one of your books will someday become a bestseller. A definition of the term is a good place to begin our discussion. The Oxford English Dictionary, arguably one of […]Read More The Making of a Bestselling Book
Every writer we know has old manuscripts. With the advent of electronic publishing and the completely open wild, wild west of self-publication, the temptation to simply open up the old files and see what flies out is so tantalizing as to be almost too good to pass up. But before you do that, it might […]Read More Should You Revive an Old Book Manuscript?
It’s easy to publish a book in the twenty-first century digital world. You just sit down at your computer, write, format, cobble together a cover and press publish. It’s just that easy. Then you sit back and wait for the money to rain down upon you and fame to follow. Right? Not so much. You […]Read More Myths in the World of Writing & Publishing: Let’s Get Real
Don’t you love a really good movie trailer? Except when you eventually find out that the trailer showed you the only really good bits in the movie! What about a book trailer? Never heard of such a thing? Let us help you out with that. Book trailers are a thing of controversy among writers and […]Read More Book Trailers: Love them or hate them?
Stephen King wrote, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” And what writer these days could argue with Stephen King? Who would want to? We have two questions for you: What does a writer read? And…What should a writer read? The short […]Read More What should writers read?
Have you noticed something? Everything these days is awesome. Your coffee order at Starbucks is, “Awesome!” or so says the barista. You’ve just told the drycleaner that you’re dropping off two suit jackets. That, too, is “Awesome.” The sad truth is that when everything is awesome, nothing is awesome. When did those of us who […]Read More When words lose their meaning: Everything is awesome
The following post first appeared in 2017 on Moonlight Press author Patricia J. Parsons’ blog. She shares it here to help other writers suffering the same loss! We feel her pain… “Think different.” Apple ad “Drive safe.” Everywhere “Eat healthy.” So many ads. “Come quick.” What everyone seems to be saying Most writing style gurus […]Read More Mourning the Death of the Adverb
Here at Moonlight Press we’re devoted to reading and writing. But we’re also devoted to publishing, which connects the two. As we begin our journey, we invite you along as we explore new ideas for writing, reading, and especially publishing.Read More Reading and Writing