Opyrus Blog for Authors and Writers

Published On Aug 6, 2020

4 Reasons Why Writing Leads to Stress Relief

Often we think of the writing process of one that requires us to be calm and collected. We have our steaming hot coffee, some classical music playing in the background, the sun is streaming in beautifully and our creative juices are flowing.

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Published On Aug 6, 2020

3 Ways of Getting Out of Writer's Block

Writer's Block. It's the nightmare of every writer. Some writers swear they don't exist, while others believe it is real. Until you've experienced a block, chances are you don't know what it's like.  It's not that you can't write -- you're...

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Published On Jun 19, 2018

8 Ways to Hook Readers With the First Sentence

It's called the hook: that sparkling first sentence that grabs your reader and convinces her that she HAS to keep reading your book. Authors have been known to spend hours trying to create the perfect hook for their book, often longer than the...

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Published On Jun 14, 2018

Margaret Atwood's Tips for Authors

Margaret Atwood began her literary life as a poet, but it's as a novelist who wrote fiction with strong social commentary that she's become world-famous. Her book The Handmaid's Tale was made into a movie in 1990 and is currently in its second...

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Published On Oct 30, 2014

4 Thoughts From Maya Angelou About Writing

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” – Maya Angelou

When Maya Angelo died one of our team wrote the piece below. Unfortunately it was lost and never made it to this page. I recently found it, and...

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Published On Oct 27, 2014

How Frequently Should You Share (And Publish!) Your Writing?

We all learned in kindergarten that sharing is caring, but when it comes to writing, sharing your work can be downright scary! The decision to share your work depends on a lot of different factors, and the sharing itself can take many forms.

The...

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Published On Oct 27, 2014

Writing for the Ear: Can Audiobooks Improve Your Work?

Can audio books help you create music for your readers' ears?

It's clear that audiobooks are a powerful force that writers would be remiss to overlook, but there may be a hidden benefit to including audiobooks in your overall publishing...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

How to Throw a Book Launch Party for Sales Out of the Gate

Whether you're an independent self published author or you go the traditional route, a big part of your writing job is going to be marketing your book after it's published. Word of mouth is crucial for any book's success, and one of the best...

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Published On Oct 27, 2014

It’s An Even More Amazing Time To Be a Published Author!

  AudioBlog

It is now been almost four years since I said “What an amazing  time to become a published Author”. And you know what, today it’s even better!

The power you now have to share your work on global scale is truly amazing. The potential...

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