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Do-It-Yourself Publishing — Part Two

Last time we looked at independent publishing of e-books. Now it’s time to do something similar to their printed cousins, paperbacks and hardbacks. Why control freaks LOVE printed books: Because they get to be in charge of everything–down to the … Continue reading

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The Curse of Backstory

Of all the story-writing sins committed by beginning writers, by far the worst consists of dumping a trailer-load of backstory on the unsuspecting reader. Fortunately, this error becomes clear almost immediately, at least to the reader. As an editor, this practice … Continue reading

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A Note About the P-word

Not that P-word. Sheesh. Writers are often asked the same questions by readers. These are among the most common: “Where do you get your ideas?” “What if your story is too big for one book?” “Are your characters based on … Continue reading

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