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Editing

Book Typos

Book typos (grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, and plain old typos) are inevitable no matter how thoroughly your manuscript has been edited and proofread; errors and typos will get through! As indie self-published writers, we get a bad rap about this issue, but every single indie author that I know goes to great length and […]

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Oops Word on Big Red Button Correct Mistake

Don’t Waste That Online Real Estate

Page 404. We’ve all encountered those error web pages, announcing that the page we’re looking for is caput. Wikipedia describes it better… The 404 or Not Found error message is a HTTP standard response code indicating that the client was able to communicate with the server, but the server could not find what […]

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Editing

How to get your Manuscript from Scrivener to Your Editor

A common question I get about Scrivener (and it was one I had when I started using the writing software) is how I get my manuscript to my editor if they don’t have Scrivener.  Since I’ve yet to find an editor or proofreader that doesn’t use Microsoft Word, the short-answer is, I compile my manuscript from Scrivener into […]

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Open Office Sucks

Open Office Problems

I made the switch from Windows to Mac in 2007, and although it took some adjustment time, I’m a full-blown Mac user now. I don’t like Microsoft products, so I never bothered getting Word for Mac. I’ve just been using Open Office Writer for several years as a free Microsoft word alternative. I […]

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Manuscript Editing for Fiction

I Hate the Editing Part

I’ve been working on the edited manuscript for my WIP (work in progress) and I really hate this part of writing. I’m at the stage where the manuscript has come back from my editor and it’s chalk-full of suggestions, questions, and fixes. Although the changes are made and tracked by my editor on […]

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Stressed

The Editing Process Excuse

I’ve been stuck on the editing process for my first fiction book for months now. It’s a process that has taken a lot longer than I ever imagined. I hired an editor and my manuscript went through a full edit. When I got back my edited manuscript with the editor’s suggested changes and […]

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Editing

How To Slash Your Story’s Word Count Without Losing Substance

When grade school teachers explain the difference between poetry and prose, all too often, they give the impression that economy with words is only critical when it comes to poetry. Not so. The more words you use in your writing, the more effort it will take to read. Good prose shows respect for […]

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I Wrote a Book

It hasn’t been self published yet. Aside from my editor and yours truly, no one has read it. But none of that matters right now. I started with zero words and after months of writing, I finished with over 80,000 words and a finished book. I felt like breaking out into the New […]

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Fictive Universe Podcast #2

In this podcast: Latest progress report on my book Editing books for self publishers Book marketing planning Kindle free eBooks, good or bad?   Resources mentioned: eLance, oDesk, Kindle Boards. Send to Kindle

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