Tag Archives: Editing

Unsolicited Writing Tip: Delete Your First Chapter

It’s all in the title. Just go do it. Find someone you trust who hasn’t read your book yet and give them a copy that does not include the first chapter and see what they say. There’s a strong possibility … Continue reading

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How To Self Publish: Read Your Book Out Loud

I wish I would have done this sooner. No doubt this is advice you have heard before. I have heard it before but until very recently I never did anything about it. I scoffed at the thought. There is no … Continue reading

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Hard Truths About Self Publishing: You Didn’t Edit Enough

There’s a switch that turns on when people are reviewing self published books. If they see even one grammatical or formatting mistake they will make sure they mention it in the review. “Good book. Could have used a good thorough … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Recap

NaNoWriMo 2012 is done! I finished with 50,004 words on the 29th. I didn’t even finish the sentence I was on. When I looked up and saw I had met my word count I stopped writing and went to class. That’s … Continue reading

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Back to Editing

Well my book came out the last day of August. Technically I still met my deadline of sometime in late summer, which is surprising to me. I learned a lot about publishing and communicating over the last few months and … Continue reading

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Ronos Part 2: Readable Draft

I’ve been trying to find out how much it’s going to cost to copy edit book 1.  While I wait for editors to get back to me I printed off a double spaced copy of Ronos Part 2.  The title … Continue reading

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Editing Feels Like Forever

Editing and rewriting is not nearly as much fun as writing.  The first draft of this book was easy.  All I had to do was sit down and write 5,000 words a day.  It was like keeping a journal of … Continue reading

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