Self-edit: Quick tips for everything

Self-edit: Quick tips for everything

Self-edit: Quick tips for everything

Self-editing is hard. But finding out you need to self-edit is not hard at all. Take my last post for instance…I just reread it this morning and found all manner of issues with it, which makes me mad at myself, but there it is. Honestly in all its glory. But the point of this post is to say, we SHOULD self-edit. We should not subject our readers to anything less than perfect. Published posts, published books, stories, etc. SHOULD be self-edited (and of course, professionally edited when appropriate), not in its raw form. I apologize. Writing is self-editing. My Teaser

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Editing: The second pass of your WIP

Editing: The second pass of your WIP

Editing your novel: What’s next? When I finished the first draft of the current book I am writing, I thought ‘oh boy!’ – time to celebrate! But no…not really. This is rest time…time to let it sit and jell. But it is also time to realize how much more needs to be done. Editing. Yeah boy. When I edit, I read over what I have written and consider if it is put clearly, and in the exact way I MEANT it to be. It’s very easy to overlook stupid writing when you are first typing it out. But that’s what

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EBOOK SERIES: Inside the book

So, this is a continuation of part three of my series about crafting an ebook. You can read part1 here, part 2 here and the first half of part three here. After you have your figured out your outline, the font face, font size, and setup of your ebook, you’re ready to hit the ground running. If you know who your audience is, you will understand a lot more about how to write your ebook. Is the reader you are targeting a 30-something who has recently started a business (non-fic writers) or maybe a stay at home mother who loves

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EBOOK series: Have a font on me

EBOOK series: Have a font on me

Hail, me hearties! Yes, I am back. I had to work a very long day yesterday so didn’t have time to blog. It’s really hard to put in an 8 hour day and then turn around and put in a few more hours shooting video but hey, that’s what I do, it’s who I am. So, have you gotten started writing your book? I have more helpful tips for you. And if you haven’t read the first two posts about eBooks and writing them, the first post is here, and the second post is here. Today, some of the helpful

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Interesting facts about Memphis, TN

Interesting facts about Memphis, TN

I have been a lifelong Memphian. I always jokingly say, Memphis born, Memphis bred, when I die I’ll be Memphis dead, but sometimes I do not want that fate. I would like to be Florida dead. When I am able to retire I hope it is in the sunnier south. But for now, I live here. My book series is set here in a fictional town just south of the stateline, called South Lake, Mississippi. In South Lake, they say they are the sunnier side of Memphis. Yeah. So, since most of you are not lifers from here, I thought

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