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How to Begin Your Book
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 will […]Read more
How to Get Started with Self-Publishing
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 modern […]Read more
Helpful ways to overcome writer’s block
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 forgoing […]Read more
Do you make these common and embarrassing English grammar mistakes?
The most beautiful piece of prose ever can be created and presented, but it will not be appreciated or create the effect that it should if it is crawling with grammar mistakes. Grammar mistakes decrease the legitimacy and impact that any piece of writing may have. Using proper grammar demonstrates class as well as authority. […]Read more
The high cost of professional editing: how much should you pay your proofreader?
I’ve been a full-time editor for about six years. In that time, several dozen people have asked me what it takes to start an editing company, and asked how much they should charge for editing and proofreading services. For many years I advised that 2 cents per word was a reasonable price. After all, for […]Read more
Ebook Formatting and Conversion for Kindle (mobi) and everywhere else
If you’re writing an ebook and you want to sell it on Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Pubit or other online retailers, you’re going to need to get your file converted and formatted. While there is free software that can do this quickly, and while Amazon in theory will accept your Word file and convert […]Read more