Category Archives: Writing Tips

The editorial cycle: proofreading, copyediting, and understanding the different kinds of editing steps

In my first installment for How to Edit A Book I covered what proofreading is and how it works. I also mentioned how proofreading is often confused with copyediting. Copyediting (also called copy editing or copy-editing, or ce for short) is the … Continue reading

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How to use twitter as an author to reach more readers: tips, etiquette & twitter marketing strategies

A few weeks ago, in this post on book marketing, I outlined the basics on how to build an effective engagement and outreach strategy as an Indie author. While Craig and I continue to work on the marketing follow up … Continue reading

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How to proofread a book: where proofreading fits in the editing process and useful techniques

Proofreading is a good place to start if you’re first getting your feet wet as an editor. But there are many misconceptions on proofreading and how it works. Let’s break apart these misconceptions, and in doing so, unearth the process and … Continue reading

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How to put your writing time first and get your writing done, no matter what

It’s late and everyone in your house has gone to sleep. If you’re a writer, there’s a good chance this might be your favorite time of day. No one is around to interrupt you. You’ve had time to have dinner, … Continue reading

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5 lessons to improve your world-building: with guest Susan K. Hamilton

Continuing our series of guest posts, Susan K. Hamilton, the author of Shadow King, brings us some important tips to make your world-building great. Fantasy and fiction author Susan K. Hamilton published her first fantasy novel—DARKSTAR RISING—through Xlibris in 2003. The … Continue reading

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How to edit a book: a writer’s guide to understanding the process

I have been working as an editor with self-publishing authors for several years now. A year and a half ago my work load grew so big I had to expand and form a team. Since that point I’ve become a … Continue reading

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World-building hidden meanings and messages into fantasy, with guest Laura E. Thompson

I am pleased to welcome Laura E. Thompson to the blog to contribute another great article on fantasy world-building. Laura has recently published her first book, the Burden of Destiny, which you can discover in more detail below. Laura E. Thompson … Continue reading

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