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After Your First Draft – Edit Extravaganza

After Your First Draft – Edit Extravaganza

Taaa Daaa! You finished your first draft. Now, it's time to begin editing, revising, polishing your manuscriptand editing. Editing is a crucial process that should transform your rough draft into a polished manuscript ready to become a real book. Here are the...

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Writing an Author’s Bio

Writing an Author’s Bio

You might want to create two. One is targeted at your readers, you’re trying to connect with them and use this to help sell your book. Readers might be wondering why you wrote the book and what makes you qualified to write it? This one can be short, maybe five...

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Prepping for Your Acceptance Call

Prepping for Your Acceptance Call

The amount of information you need to have about your book, once it’s completed, can be a little overwhelming. There are two major categories: The Physical and the Market. For the physical, look at your word count. Better yet, explore the genre where you will probably...

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Searching for Stories

Searching for Stories

What do I have to write a book about? It’s a great question and I can promise you, there are more things than you think. But first – do you want to write a book? If the answer is “I don’t know,” or “no,” then read this in case you know someone who does. You can give...

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Ooooh, I Want to Write a Book Too!

Ooooh, I Want to Write a Book Too!

Does the phrase, I Should Write a Book, sound familiar? Do you say, “I should write a book,” or “People say I should write a book,” or “I’ve always wanted to write a book.”  I was part of the latter group for years. The idea of writing a book seemed almost...

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Common Stumbling Blocks for Authors

Common Stumbling Blocks for Authors

There are quite a few words in this language of ours that are confusing. I’m so thankful to have the automatic spelling and grammar check, but I still struggle. It gets complicated for me, particularly when I’m leaving a note for somebody… or someone… (phew, it...

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