Monthly Archives June 2014

Knowing When It’s Time to Bring in an Editor

“Writing without revising is the literary equivalent of waltzing gaily out of the house in your underwear.” —Patricia Fuller    Editing is something that we all do almost daily. From blog posts to a book chapter, a grocery list to an email, proofreading and revising is an important step. If you want the best results for your writing, you need to edit your work. No matter your industry or audience, typos are going to set you back a few paces, not to mention more egregious errors like inconsistencies in information or plot. Simply put, errors show that you’re not paying attention and that you
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8 Tips for Polishing Your Fiction

I always enjoy working on draft 2. Sure, draft 1 can be full of surprises, discovery and moments of brilliance (or least if feels like brilliance at the time) but it can also be quite a taxing task. Draft 2 is more like the second time you make a new recipe: you’ve worked out what works and what doesn’t and can’t wait to try it again, this time with fewer mistakes. That’s not to say that drafts 3 to 3,000 won’t have their moments of difficulty, but they exist to continuously refine what drafts 1 and 2 have established. Now,
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Booktrack. To boldly go where no book has gone before.

  Last year I wrote a blog post called What’s all the noise about Audiobooks? while exploring new platforms for self-published authors. The main issue that many authors such as myself encountered were twofold: creation and distribution. This weekend I discovered an entirely new platform that sets up no barriers to any and all authors. Booktrack, soundtracks for books, is an entirely new platform that while some others from what I understand have tried to accomplish but only Booktrack has been able to do well. Like audio books, it allows readers to be immersed into a story by adding a
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Setting Up a Facebook Author Page

I’ve been trying to decide whether to set up a Facebook Author page for my writing. I have a website, a personal Facebook account, a LinkedIn account and a Twitter account. I also dabble in Google+, but I really haven’t figured out how to use it yet so my apologies if I have inadvertently not added you to my circles yet (or done anything else that is egregiously against Google+ etiquette). To date, I have kept most of my writing information and updates confined to my website and Twitter account with some erratic and unskilled use of Google+ on the
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