Category Archives: manuscript preparation

Writing to be Read

KISS (Keep It Simple Silly) is the perfect acronym for authors to embrace.  Short simple sentences are not only easier to read but get the point across faster.  When people really “get” something in your book they are more likely … Continue reading

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Critique Groups – Feedback Sessions for Authors

Do you belong to a support group for writers or speakers? Belonging to a collaborative critique group can be both and boon and a bane for authors and speakers. They are a boon because of the incredible insight you get … Continue reading

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Why Should Authors Blog?

Blogging is a quick way to generate excitement, stir up controversy, and get people talking about a variety of topics in a short space of time. Why should you as an author blog? Simple answer: To create a ready made … Continue reading

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How to Prepare Your Final Non-Fiction Draft for Your Editor- Part 2

Prior to sending your manuscript out for editing, preview it for “tightness” with a critical eye to detail. Do you have a general outline for your book? Go back to that and review it then look at your work chapter by chapter to see … Continue reading

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