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Tips for Writers: How to Develop Your Author’s Voice in Three Easy Steps

 

Voice. Authors have to cultivate it—it’s one of the major things that builds reader loyalty, especially in a saturated market. But what exactly do people mean when they talk...

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Book Editing: What Should You Expect?

If you’re new to self-publishing, you might not know exactly what to expect as you go through the editing and production process. This is true even if you’re a veteran coming over from...

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Editing & Publishing: Tools of the Trade

You may have wondered about the tools editors use. A dictionary is probably the first thing that comes to mind. But which one? A grammar book, probably. Although, again, which one? There are tons...

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Grammar: Ellipses… How to Torture a Writer with Three Tiny Dots

Ellipses are such handy little guys, but sadly very misunderstood. Some common issues I see:

Question: What’s the difference between an ellipsis and ellipses?
Answer: This is the...

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Grammar: On Style Guides and Dictionaries

Today’s “Grammar Bite” is going to be more of a meal, so I hope you’ll forgive me, but this topic is pretty important and there’s not a short answer here. So grab...

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Grammar: The Dictionary and Why Parts of Speech Matter

You may wonder why the dictionary shows different spellings or treatments of words. As an FYI, it’s not because you can just pick whichever you like the best Often a word or phrase will be...

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Publishing: Young Adult Category and Demographics vs. Genres

This little mini-rant is brought to you by my reading an article over at InD’Tale. In fairness, I hear people refer to the “YA genre” and the “new adult genre” all the...

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Publishing: Amazon Feature Alert—Follow This Author

I posted a couple of days ago about Amazon’s new feature where they allow users to sign up for email notifications when an author puts out a new book. Apparently they’re doing a...

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