Do you really need an editor?

Follow Last year I started on online controversy with an article suggesting that indie authors shouldn’t pay for editing. What I mean in the post, which you should read (the comments too!), is that paying a lot of money to get a book edited may not be a smart business decision if your book isn’t going to […]

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Typo alert! Grain Brain by David Perlmutter

Follow When I tell people that gluten sensitivity represents one of the greatest and most under-recognized health threat to humanity, the response I hear is pretty much the same: “You can’t be serious. Not everyone is sensitive to gluten. Should be “threats” not “threat” Perlmutter, David (2013-09-17). Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, […]

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Typo Alert! Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath

Follow From Malcolm Gladwell’s new book David and Goliath (iBooks version): “If you get As in school, you never need to figure out how to negotiate your way to a passing grade, or to look around the room as a nine-year-old and start strategizing about how to make it through the next hour.” They are […]

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How to Begin Your Book

Follow As a writer you are probably thinking about starting a book. There are many reasons for writing a book and as many reasons for procrastinating. Here are a few ideas to help you get started. Your Idea Before you begin your book try to flesh out your idea by writing an outline. The outline […]

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How to Get Started with Self-Publishing

Follow How to Begin Self Publishing With the advent of the computer and the internet the whole process of getting a book published has been drastically altered. With access to the computer and internet going through the traditional channels of a publishing company and agent has become nonessential to becoming a published author. With the […]

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Helpful ways to overcome writer’s block

Follow Writer’s Block Anyone who has written for a significant length of time is familiar with the dreaded term ‘writer’s block.’ Just the words writer’s block conjure up feelings of fear, self loathing, and inadequacy in writer’s  minds. For those who write for a living, writer’s block can be especially dreadful, as it may mean […]

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