Thoughts on Editing for Self Published Authors

Within my writer’s group, we discuss methods of editing for self-published authors. This is a challenge for those wishing to keep costs low, but there are a few things I can offer to help in the process: Understand the different types of editing. Not all editors are the same. Learn how to edit. You must …

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Published our fourth anthology

  My writer’s group publishes an anthology of our writing each year. Members submit, then I take their stories and assemble the book, design the cover, and upload to Createspace and Amazon Kindle Publishing. The steps to publish an anthology is as follows; Edit and revise your stories so that it is the best it …

Word Processing: 10 Cool Keyboard Tricks

While editing a manuscript, I found a need to make the process faster with the use of hotkey (keyboard shortcuts), wildcards, and some keyboard tricks to get things done. These work only in MS Word. Doing this Does this --- Pressing the dash key 3x will create a horizontal line in your document == = …

Evocative Writing Tips

One of the more enjoyable elements of reading a good story is feeling the stirrings of emotion. As a reader, I can cheer or boo the characters, but also sympathize and relate to what they endure in the story. Words are powerful; they can incite rage, deep thought, even provoke tears. They can change minds, …