Tag Archives: editing

Twelve Things to do Prior to Launching a Book

If I’d known then, what I know now, would I have ever written a book? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself repeatedly over recent weeks and if I’m being perfectly honest, I think the answer would be no! That’s … Continue reading

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5 Reasons I Chose to Self-Publish

There’s a lot written on the relative merits of traditional vs self-publishing. There is a view that many authors only self-publish after failing to secure an agent or traditional publishing deal. While this may be the case for some, more … Continue reading

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When Writing Fiction Based on Real Life – Should you Change Character Names?

When I started my writing journey, I used the real names of the characters. It wasn’t because I was being lazy, it was because I was writing about  my ancestors and I wanted to ‘connect’ with them and know who … Continue reading

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Self-publishing and the snobbery issue

Originally posted on Alison Williams Writing:
I work with all different types of authors, those who are hoping to secure a publishing deal, those who are chasing the self-publishing dream and even a couple who have gone on to secure…

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Do I need a proofreader, an editor, or both?

Originally posted on Perfect Prose Services:
Do I need a proofreader, an editor, or both? Well, it depends on the level of help you need with your manuscript. In an ideal world, the response would be both. However, many authors…

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Building an Email List: The Value of a Short Story

For anyone embarking on self-publishing, one of the key things to develop is an email list. There are numerous websites giving advice on how to do this, and in theory they all sound very reasonable. There’s just one problem: Content Marketing The vast … Continue reading

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Plan for Success: How Indie Writers can become Successful Authors

The number of hats a self-published author has to wear to give their book the best chance of success is staggering. I’ve listed 14 that have come onto my radar so far. Continue reading

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5 Things to know about Show not Tell

Like most new writers, the first time I read about Show not Tell, I didn’t have any idea what it meant, let alone know how to incorporate it into my writing. It didn’t help that many websites didn’t give examples … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Self-Publish?

I came across a blog that was talking about diversity in the publishing world. Apparently a couple of years ago there were calls from readers for more diversity in books. It seems it was quite a big thing on social media, … Continue reading

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Why is it so Hard?

As those of you who follow this blog will know, I started writing my book nearly six years ago. Admittedly it grew and is now a trilogy, but I’ve had my first draft written for almost a year and still … Continue reading

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