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Clear, concise and consistent – these words delight editors.
In this article, you’ll learn a few tricks that all writing heroes have in common and how you too can transform your book from a rough diamond into a gleaming jewel.
Lisa A. Shiel
The world of library cataloging involves a lot of jargon and specialized knowledge that can confuse the layman. When one person innocently misunderstands what they read about PCIP data, they can may pass along their misconceptions to others. It doesn't help that PCIP data is also known as CIP data, cataloging data, and bibliographic data.
Puppies, kitties - sweet creatures that eat before we do. Of course, that's the correct pecking order.
Having said that, I have a confession to make: I am unabashedly head over heels in love with goats. I own two: Cookie and Boubu. And, as I write this, I gaze out at them through the window.
How did this happen? Well, it was fate and a bunch of wrong assumptions.
Adrienne Moch, Susan Hughes, Penny Cockerill,
Michele Perry, Vonnie York, Molly Terry
It’s all done and finished. Well, almost. You’ve typed The End. However, you feel like the hard work is only beginning. For many authors, revision time is anything but fun.
Treating your writing as a hobby, not as a business. No mailing list.
Ignoring SEO. Promoting a free ebook.
Used to be that when people ran out of things to say, conversations almost inevitably turned to the weather. But now conversations often begin with the weather as the impact of global warming becomes increasingly and lamentably apparent.
Is using memorable lyrics in your book a good idea?
Suzan St Maur
It all started with a comment from a frolleague (friend/colleague) who read one of my rather rude poems about Man Buns.
Unless you have a vivid imagination, there is a high chance your characters are inspired, more or less by real people. I call them the shadows.
Now, the shadows might be thrilled to be in a novel and play the role of a charming young man or of a powerful fairy that brings happiness to everyone. Or, the shadows might be furious for being the inspiration for an old, grumpy witch or a serial killer. Sometimes it’s okay. Until it’s not so okay.
Aimée Marie Bejarano, Caryl McAdoo, Gigi Griffis and Lindsey Jayne
Each month on Writers Boon Blog, writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Aimée Marie Bejarano, Caryl McAdoo, Gigi Griffis and Lindsey Jayne share their best moments of the last five years.