Tag Archives: editing

Books at bedtime

I’ve had editing up to the eyeballs, It’s no joke but it has to be done… Though it’s getting a bit of a bugger, Going cross-eyed at two books, not one. ‘Cause you know, all those odd extra spaces? The … Continue reading

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The writer’s rollercoaster

Following on from yesterday’s post, that seemed to get people talking, a post from the archives… I recently came into contact with a writer. Nothing unusual about that around here, but this wasn’t through blogging or any of the usual … Continue reading

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Seeing the errors?

The book stuffed with bookmarks on my bedside table is a really good one. Written by a highly respected, world-renowned author in his field who, disillusioned with mainstream publishers, has decided to go down the self-publishing route. Reading this book … Continue reading

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10 Things for which the Indie Author is grateful

There are a good many things Indie writers and publishers have to be grateful for. Things we seem to have in common…apart, of course, from the abject poverty of living in unheated garrets whilst suffering for our art. (Look, we … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes of an audiobook recording ~ Louise Jensen

Reblogged from Fabricating Fiction: Saturday was a very special day for me. I travelled to London to ID Studio to both observe the recording of the audiobook for The Family and to record my own acknowledgments, reader letter and book … Continue reading

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Writer, is Formatting Your Manuscript a Headache? ~ Rachael Ritchey

Reblogged from Rachael Ritchey: One thing that I’ve learned over time is that there are some specific (though not set in stone) requirements to the formatting of a manuscript. Tweet How it looks and how it works do matter! In … Continue reading

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Creative Flame – How Trying To Write To Market Made Me Lose My Way ~ Helen Jones

Reblogged from Journey to Ambeth: I think I mentioned, when I came back to blogging, that I’d taken some time off to work on a book called The Last Raven. It’s one of the most complex stories I’ve ever written … Continue reading

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3 years in publishing, 10 lessons I’ve learned ~ Louise Jensen

Reblogged from FabricatingFicton: This week marks three years since my debut, The Sister, was published. There was no gentle easing into the publishing industry because, and I am eternally grateful – my first novel soon rose to No. 1 in … Continue reading

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How To Be An Expert Typo Hunter ~ K. M. Allan

Reblogged from K. M. Allan: You’ve got to be a lot of things when you’re a writer. Not only do you need to craft characters and worlds from nothing, bring together a cohesive story, and take hundreds of random words … Continue reading

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Converting from MS Word to Mobi Using Kindle Create ~ Harmony Kent

Reblogged from Story Empire: Hello SErs! Harmony here. Do you struggle to convert your manuscript into a Kindle file? Are you spending lots of money on conversion? Then read on. As some of you will know already, Kindle have brought … Continue reading

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