Writing and Editing

“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” – Ernest Hemingway

We can all use a little assistance from time to time, whether you are just starting out writing, or you're a seasoned pro. Here you'll find editing benefits and guidelines from iUniverse, as well as advice on the craft of writing. Browse the latest writing tips from iUniverse and discover something new to add to your ever-expanding library of literary knowledge.


Jack Engelhard and the Art of the Hook

The key to best-selling fiction is grabbing the reader’s attention. Great writers grab the reader, gripping them and transporting them into the story within little more than a page. Jack Engelhard, author of An Indecent Proposal, is a master. Art of the Hook »

Writing for Successful Publication

Author Solutions Vice President for Marketing Keith Ogorek was an aspiring author and has developed six tips for successfully publishing your book. Writing for Success »

20 Writing Tips from 12 Fiction Authors

Writing success boils down to hard work, imagination and passion—and then some more hard work. Fire up your creative spirit with 20 writing tips from 12 bestselling fiction authors. 20 Writing Tips »

How Poetry Can Improve Your Writing Craft

Advertising copywriters are often told that they need to get to grips with poetry. After all, the ability to express complex images and emotions in just a few lines is what makes a copywriter great. Test Your Poetry Skills »

Writing for E-success

The e-book phenomenon is changing the way we read and write. As sales of e-books continue to increase, more authors are switching on to the idea of writing specifically for the e-book market. In this article iUniverse gives you a few pointers to writing a successful e-book. Write an E-book »

4 Steps to Choosing Your Book Title

A great title is key in getting potential readers to connect with your book. Because finding the perfect title can seem overwhelming and impossible at times, here are four steps that can simplify the process. Find Your Book Title »


Editorial Style

This section answers in plain English our authors' most frequently asked questions about punctuation, grammar, spelling and other editorial issues. Editing Tips »

The Benefits of an Editorial Evaluation

Regardless of your publishing goals, the editorial quality of your work matters. iUniverse is the only services provider that offers authors access to comprehensive, high-quality editorial services comparable to those used by traditional publishing companies. Editorial Evaluation »

5 Tips for Dealing with Haters

One of the harsh realities of being a writer is learning that your work isn’t for everyone. Use these five pointers combat criticism. Handle the Critics »