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Resources for Fiction Writers—Holiday Update!

It’s Here! The next update of my massive—and getting even bigger—”Resources for Fiction Writers” page is now live, and it’s right HERE! I’ve added quite a few new resources, all marked by an asterisk for easy indexing. There are new videos, new podcasts, new websites, and new blog posts, all…

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Giveaway! Saving on Money on Editing & Choosing the Best Editor

Giveaway! I am giving away ten paperback copies of my book Saving Money on Editing & Choosing the Best Editor on Goodreads. Book Description The self-publishing industry is booming, and if you’re a self-published author, so is the competition. Having your book professionally edited is an essential step in getting…

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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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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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