Self-PublishingTraditional publishing

Traditional publishing vs. self-publishing revisited (PART 2)

From Rick: Last time, I tried to give the definitions and explanation of the various publishing outlets available today. In this part I want to look at some of the reasons new authors believe that traditional publishing is the only

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Basics of writingEditingNovel writing

The Various Levels of Editing–Part 1

From Scott: Today, I’m going to talk about editing, or more specifically, the different levels of editing. Rick and I have mentioned before how important editing is to your work. Your readers expect a clean novel when they buy it,

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Basics of writingEditingFormattingPunctuation

Formatting guidelines–PART 3 (Miscellaneous topics)

From Rick: This post will finish the topic of formatting (for now) and attempt to cover those varied points not previously discussed. (1) Smart quote redux This past week I discovered a problem with smart quotes. Remember that I said

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