Happy New Year to all our followers and friends. It has been a wow of a year with many of us working from home. The toll on the human race is still growing though with vaccines, perhaps we can beat this virus and the many strains. Please be safe and take care of each other … Continue reading Happy New Year and Welcome to 2021
YOUR TIME ISN'T FREE - EVERY MINUTE IS WORTH...? There are lots of new writers out there each and every day. There is also a heck of a lot of confusion in writing groups. The same questions get asked constantly, people give inaccurate information to each other, few do their own research to find the … Continue reading Publishing Confusion – Part One
Nothing is FREE when you publish independently unless you're a tech expert and know everything. EDITING, INTERIOR DESIGN (Formatting) BOOK COVERS & MARKETING, etc. Can you do everything? I know I can't which is why I use CONTRACTORS for my manuscripts and developed a business to help other Independent Authors. I've seen so much BAD INTERIOR DESIGN, … Continue reading Interior Design – Fonts and Genre you Write
Who is your Audience? Do you know? Do you care? Remember choosing your Audience also affects the marketing you will need to do. Editing is not my thing. I do my best work helping with the flow and structure of a manuscript. I'll call it proofreading for now. Some things are easy to see and … Continue reading English Language and your Readers!
I'd like to introduce you to one of my Contractors for Editing. Partners In Crime Book Services. They do a lot more than Editing, and they are excellent with their work. What they do shows a top business you can trust, it highlights a wonderful Mother and Daughter team. Partners in Crime Book Services is … Continue reading Partner in Crime Book Services
Editing Tips I spend a lot of time editing other people’s writing and self-editing my own work. In fact, I spend more time revising and proofreading than I do writing. So I thought I’d share a few of my favorite editing tips: 1. Accept Favor Requests for Editing When a friend, family member, or coworker … Continue reading Ten Editing Tips from Melissa Donovan
I was requested to write a post about Inkitt by one of my followers. Chloe King has not been there long and hasn't updated her stories in a while. From what I can see. Mind she has released another Novella for everyone to enjoy. Here is the link and NOW BACK TO INKITT Passion by … Continue reading Inkitt – So Far
Here I was proud to be a Director of my own limited company. With a gentleman who was going to assist with Marketing in exchange for publishing a book and my daughter as a contractor to do Book Covers. My daughters hobby business is Ceejay Designs. Claudia was studying Graphic Design after being trapped in … Continue reading My Journey into Creating a Publishing Company – Part Two
Thank you to Julie Blake for the idea for this blog with her comment on Facebook where it was suggested her books in American English, grammar etc. English and Grammar can be a nightmare for many authors today, especially in the Independent Author world. Even the words in the above image can be added to:- … Continue reading World Editors…The English Language and Grammar of the World Today!
THE HEMINGWAY EDITOR APP-WHAT DO YOU THINK? Have you heard of the Hemingway Editor App? If you’ve been writing for a while, you know about grammarly and autocrit. Both of these Apps focus on grammar and spelling. Hemingway takes it a step further. The App highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors; if you see a yellow … Continue reading The Hemmingway App