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
Ghostly Rites Anthology Schedule. We are calling for submissions from writers worldwide. This year we are producing three Anthologies. Ghostly Romance, Ghostly Rites and one for children aged 10 to adult Ghostly Rites Youth. The Children's story must be scary but not over the top...Every child loves Goosebump Stories so let's see what you all … Continue reading Ghostly Rites – Submission Schedule
Sometimes a little competition is what you need to get back in the writing game. What better way to do that than to enter writing contests and see how well you’ll do? As writers, we’re often plagued with a whole lot of self-doubt which can have a negative effect on our mental health and our … Continue reading Writing Contests to Enter for 2020
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
As a Independent Publisher which is a Limited Company, I always tell my author friends and clients to make sure they don't pay first and to look at prices...some are horrendous. A deposit is one thing, full payment...Hell no... they tend to be Vanity Publishers. Needless to say if you have a set of standards … Continue reading Industry Standard Group for Indie Publishers
WE all know I don't like Createspace anymore due to their Customer Service debacle and how they treat their customers. They are so not with it. I'm glad to get out now rather than when they close their business down for good...To me this is what it looks like and I'll tell you why. I … Continue reading Createspace – Closing their Professional Services. Is this another step to closing their business?
Contractions in fictional dialogue....Where the heck has it gone? I read ebooks and cringe at the long-winded speech patterns. It's horrible. I do wish writers used them more. Ok so if you're writing formal text you don't need to use contractions...In fiction it's another matter, especially in speech. You may not learn to use them … Continue reading Don’t Panic. You can use Contractions in Creative Writing.
Please find attached Three Files. PDF, PPS & Flip file link for the current Indie Publishing News. Indie Publishing News Issue 14 July 2017 PDF Indie Publishing News Issue 14 July 2017 PPS FREE MARKETING MAGAZINE Spotlight Author this month is former paratrooper Mark McQuillen, who now writes fantasy fiction. There are also educational information … Continue reading Indie Publishing New – July 2017
Save Your FINAL Manuscript Yeah I know we've all heard this one before! However, it is strange we all still loose full or parts of manuscripts. Yes I have done it as well. This time I was ready to publish, book cover done and do you think I could find the whole manuscript...NO DAMN! I … Continue reading A Lesson Learnt – SAVE YOUR FINAL MANUSCRIPT