MCP Staff

The Mill City Press team has been working with self-published authors since 2006, which has taught them a lot about the self-publishing process. This is their chance to share their knowledge with you. (Did we mention they love books?)

15 Phrases that Signal Your Writing Went Off Topic

Have trouble staying on topic when writing? Here are 15 Phrases that Signal Your Writing Went Off Topic (whether you noticed or not)!
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Great Beginnings: Starting a Novel

It's a common question for novel writers: how do I start the story? An expert editor breaks down starting a novel and where to begin.
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Commonly Misused Words—and How to Avoid Them

We've all been there. Let's conquer this list of commonly misused words and how we can continue to avoid them in our writing!
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The Best Writing Tool You Aren’t Using

Everyone loves Pinterest, but how can you use it to write and market your book? In this blog post, we break down Pinterest for authors.
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Why Do Authors Pay Per Word For Editing?

One of our editors explains how editing works and answers the common question: "Why do authors pay for per word for editing?"
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4 Reasons Your Book Needs An Introduction

Does your book need an introduction? How do you write one? One of our editors breaks down 4 reasons why your book needs an introduction.
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Writing Attention-Grabbing Back Cover Copy for Your Novel

You nailed the front cover of your novel, but what's next on the list? Your back cover! Here's how to develop attention-grabbing back cover copy.
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Writing for kids, specifically when you aren't one, can be difficult! In this post, we cover our top tips for writing a children's book that kids will love.
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10 Ways to Beat Writer Burnout

Ever find yourself staring at a blank page with eyes bloodshot from exhaustion? Save yourself the stress with this list of 10 Ways to Beat Writer Burnout!
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Overcoming Writer Perfectionism, Anxiety, and Imposter Syndrome

Many writers struggle from perfectionism, anxiety, and even imposter syndrome. Have you dealt one or more of those issues? You're not alone!
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