Margot B Writers' Forum


Last Modified: 10/3/2016

Margot B Writers’ Forum ~ writers’ guides, resource, writers’ forum.

Writing tips and writing advice on everything from creating characters to writing romance, science fiction, and more

A Year of Books: 23 Book Recommendations from Mark Zuckerberg

A new book has been recently released on methods for assessing sediments for contamination. Assessment of freshwater sediments can determine whether chemical concentrations are sufficient to cause adverse effects on aquatic organisms or organisms higher in the food chain, including humans.

Independent publishing from start to finish

Writing Resources

What our writers say:


About Writing a Blog

Even if you don’t think of yourself as a natural writer. If you’ve got a blog, or are thinking about starting one, then you need to check it out

I used to hate writing for school.

Write a thesis sentence. Lay out your proof in the next 4 sentences. Prove one of those sentences in each of the next four paragraphs. It was terrible.

But writing for the web is different. People don’t care about textbook-perfect grammar, or following some arcane essay writing formula. All they care about is if your writing is entertaining, and whether or not your writing provides value.

I learned that from my friend Ramit Sethi. Ramit is a New York Times bestselling author whose work is read by millions of readers every month.

Recently he released a new guide on how to start a blog and create content people want to read   even if you don’t think of yourself as a  natural writer. If you’ve got a blog, or are thinking about starting one, then you need to check it out.

Click here to claim a free handbook!

Jeff Bullas


Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey

Author of the hit book WOOL, a New York Times and bestseller, Hugh Howey has found amazing success through independent publishing. WOOL is being translated into 23 languages and has been picked up by Ridley Scott for a film adaptation.

"Without CreateSpace, I would be facing the reality of shelling out thousands of dollars to have more books printed than I could hope to sell."

Theresa Ragan

Theresa Ragan

Bestselling author Theresa Ragan endured 19 years of rejections from traditional publishers before self-publishing her books on CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing.

"An agent once told me not to write a particular book because it had been done. That book became a bestseller."

James Altucher

James Altucher

Author and entrepreneur James Altucher spent many years traditionally publishing before he discovered greater opportunities for success as an independent author.

"I still have publishers calling me every day about doing books, but I can't imagine not using CreateSpace."


Kyle Wiens

"I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why" – read more: Kyle Wiens is CEO of iFixit, the largest online repair community, as well as founder of Dozuki, a software company dedicated to helping manufacturers publish amazing documentation.

Kyle Wiens
Kyle Wiens

More blog posts by Kyle Wiens

Self–Publishing: How We’re Doing It

One of the most frustrating parts of being a writer is the endless merry–go–round of submission and rejection, so it’s no wonder that some authors choose to self–publish. Some months ago, I and my writers’ group (North Herts Writer’s Circle) decided to publish some work en masse on Kindle under the name Starfish Publishing. We were originally calling ourselves a publishing house, but as there are only a few of us and three books to start with, we decided that publishing cupboard was a more appropriate term. The name was quickly decided upon, about five minutes as I recall, and then we had to make the next big decision: what books were we going to publish and when?

Read More ~ by Martin Willoughby



13 Business Blogging Mistakes and Their Easy Fixes [Ebook]

Eric G

eric g
Rebuttal to ‘Our Greatest Challenge: Remarks to the Commonwealth Club’, by Michael Crichton  Eric G,– My rebuttal:– Distinguishing Reality From Fantasy, Truth From Propaganda.

So Pygmies have a higher murder rate per capita than Americans? Their insatiable blood lust second only to that of environmentalists? [––environmentalism has already killed somewhere between 10–30 million people since the 1970’s]

Cont’d > > >

Eric G is a writer & photographer. He is chief editor and writer for Canada Tribal Nations  where some of his photography may be viewed.