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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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An Indie Author Guide to Saving Money on Editing—Part 1: The Value of Patience

Welcome to the first part of my new weekly series on methods that indie authors can use to save money on editing. The first question that you might have is why would an editor want to tell an author how to save money on her services. The reasons are many,…

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Taking Risks in Your Writing: “Really Going There”—Writer Unboxed

Today’s reblog comes from Annie Neugebauer at Writer Unboxed. In this post, she explores how “really going there” allows us as writers to get the most out of our writing by taking risks and “letting it all hang out.” Because I am also an editor, this is hard for me…

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