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Are Your Characters People or Placeholders?

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Prepping The Fifth Vertex for Paperback

Independent authors have to do and learn and worry about things that authors with publisher backing can safely let slide. This isn’t an insult or a slight against traditionally published authors. Believe me, if I could go it the “easy route” and have a publisher worry about all these things, I would have. But part […]

Pushing the Big Red Button (Publish)

I sit here at my desk, an edited manuscript taking up most of its free space. I look at my Kindle bookshelf and marvel at it. All of the details are there, the “back of the book” blurb is there, I’ve chosen categories and keywords. The cover art is magnificent, the maps are inspired and […]

Home Stretch Editing Phase

This week is the first of two weeks of what I’m calling my “unemploycation”, two weeks during which I am not working as I switch from my previous job to my new one. I can discuss the changes in jobs in another blog post if anyone cares, but this post is about editing: I have […]

To Red Pen or Not to Red Pen

To “red pen” or not to “red pen”, that is the question that bothers me quite often. There are authors who swear by the editing process where they take a printed hard copy of their work, cover it with red ink edits, and then use that to make their next revision. I personally can’t stand […]