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Month: February 2017

My First Draft Is Done! What’s Next? A Manuscript Guide for Indie Authors

When you finish the first draft of your book, you might feel lost. What are the next steps? How long it will be before you can publish it? Here is a handy guide to getting your book polished and ready for publication.* Let it rest. Really. Put the manuscript away…

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Using Track Changes to View Edits

I use Track Changes every time I edit for indie author clients so that they know exactly what I have changed on their manuscripts and so that they can easily revert those changes if they don’t agree with them. However, not everyone is familiar with how Track Changes works, and…

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Book Review: The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn

The Successful Author Mindset: A Handbook for Surviving the Writer’s Journey Joanna Penn The Creative Penn, Ltd., 2016 Available in ebook, paperback, and audio formats For Christmas, I received a nice little stack of books from family members. Among them was Joanna Penn’s The Successful Author Mindset, which my ten-year-old…

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An Indie Author Guide to Vetting Editors

In this post, I discuss the process of vetting editors. At the end of my previous series on saving money on editing, I mentioned cheap editing and why I am against it. One of the reasons is that self-published authors often get scammed by people who claim that they are…

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