Author Brand! What is it? Who likes Nike, Adidas? Who's your favourite Movie Star, Poet, Author? The first two are BRANDS which people love. The Second are people who can be turned into BRANDS and generally are. So, how do they do this? What does it mean to have a BRAND? If you get a … Continue reading Publishing Confusion – Part Two. Author Brand
Here we go again! It's WORD WAR time! Today I'm bringing you something that is extremely confusing to so many: ALLUSION vs. ILLUSION vs. ELUSION. Let's get to work. ALLUSION: figure of speech describing something, either direct or implied, often a comparison. Example: "He's such a Romeo." The reference to Shakespeare's Romeo implies he's very … Continue reading Word War with Cac the Proofreader – Allusion, Illusion & Elusion
It's WORD WAR time! Today I'm giving you a double dose of fun! ALL READY vs. ALREADY. This is actually very simple. ALL READY means exactly what it says: completely ready, or all prepared, all done. Example: "I am ALL READY to eat dinner." ALREADY means to come before, prior to a … Continue reading Word War with Cac the Proofreader – Already or All ready?
Cac The Proofreader back with another WORD WAR! Today, LESS versus FEWER is on tap. And it can be quite tricky. LESS basically means not as much and is used when you cannot count the items you're referring to; in other words, if it's a singular "mass" noun. Ask yourself if the noun in … Continue reading Word War with Cac the Proofreader – FEWER/LESS
It's WORD WAR time! Let's examine apostrophes, as they seem to be very widely misused and abused! Apostrophes are primarily used for three things: Let's go...easy to more complex. 1) Contractions. Apostrophes replace omitted letters. In the phrase "They're back," the apostrophe replaces the "a" in the omitted word "are." "Don't do … Continue reading Word War with Cac the Proofreader
It's WORD WAR time! I'm Cac The Proofreader, and today I'm serving up ME, MYSELF AND I, another one I see consistently misused. I am going to simplify this for you so your confusion will be a thing of the past! ME and I. "Between you and I" is incorrect because the word "I" cannot … Continue reading Word War with Cac the Proofreader
FIVERR... The place many people go to get cheap work done, especially new authors and those who don't understand the ropes of how to get the best out of FIVERR. This post is to help you find your way, researching who to trust and when to run. It's a bit like people using Vanity Publishing, … Continue reading FIVERR the Pros and Cons and How to Pick a Graphic Designer
Finally... It's arrived. My book cover for Cy & Rylan's story of true love. A Wolf Shifter Romance with murder and mystery surrounding two lovers as they learn about each other. Looking at their differences, how to live together, how to grieve together. A unit and family. You can PRE-ORDER HERE Publishing 30th June 2020 … Continue reading Forever Mine – Cy & Rylan Book Cover Reveal.
I do wish the days of coloured hardbacks would return and get rid of the silly paperback covers which have to be so brilliant to get anyone to buy your book. I didn't need an image on a cover to read a good book. I read the blurb/synopsis at the library or bookstore and ...well … Continue reading The Importance of Book Covers
Hello everyone This is to let you know business will go on as normal except to any personal meetings. All meeting and work will now be via FaceTime, Skype or Zoom. New Zealand is going into Lockdown on Wednesday at midnight. All but essential businesses will be self-isolating for at least four weeks, maybe longer. … Continue reading Covid 19