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Month: June 2017

Past or Present? Using Tense Effectively in Fiction

For the main narrative voice of your story, you need to choose a verb tense. Once you do, consistency within the narrative is essential. I stopped reading one self-published book after less than a chapter because the author couldn’t make up her mind about verb tense. The constant switching between…

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Saving Money on Editing & The Launch of a New Book Series

Post updated August 29, 2017. Updates are marked with an asterisk. On July 1, my first Indie Author Guide, Saving Money on Editing & Choosing the Best Editor, will be published on Amazon in ebook format. This book was inspired by and adapted from several earlier posts on this blog…

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The Art of Taking Feedback on Your Writing

I often encourage my clients and other writers to get feedback from alpha readers, beta readers, and/or critique partners or groups to improve their writing. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect science, and even editors can disagree on whether this feedback is useful or not. Like reading “news” on the…

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Book Review: Self-Publishing for Profit: How to Get Your Book Out of Your Head and into the Stores by Chris Kennedy

Self-Publishing for Profit: How to Get Your Book Out of Your Head and Into The Stores by Chris Kennedy My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lots of Good Information Here This is a good intro for someone without much knowledge about self-publishing. It covers a lot of ground, though, so…

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Congratulations to J. Y. Olmos!

Congratulations to J. Y. Olmos on the publication of The Matriarch Saved (The Hive: Book 1)! This is the first book in a fun science fiction romance trilogy. I worked with Olmos over the last several months to get the entire trilogy copyedited. It’s so exciting to see it ready…

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