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Five Publishing Pitfalls To Avoid

Freelance Copywriter This is the 4th post in the Final Draft Series. We are consuming more information today than ever and the ways to publish that information are now sprouting up like hydra heads! So how do you make sure that what you publish is seen and that you...

What Is A Literary Agent And What Do They Do?

All pistons have been firing for the past few months. You’ve been inspired, depressed, elated, and confused for good measure, and now you’ve given birth to your book. A couple of hundred megabytes of blood, sweat, and fears that it’s never going to see the light of a bookstore aisle, so you consider sending it to one of those most mythic of characters: the “Literary Agent”. But should you?

Let’s Talk About Different Types Of Publishers

As authors, we have the unique opportunity to take our times to decide which path to publication is right for us, as we have more than one choice. This article will take a look at a few different types of publishers and why you might choose one over another.

Should You Seek A Traditional Publisher?

Should You Seek A Traditional Publisher?

You’ve finally put the finishing touches on your manuscript and are now looking for what to do with it. You see tons of information about self-publishing and traditional publishing, but not a simple article comparing the two. Well, search no longer! This article is just that.

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The Real Cost of Editing

The Real Cost of Editing

The cost of editing can vary between the type you’re looking for and the state of your manuscript. This article will talk about the average cost of editing, as well as some of the factors that can increase or decrease the amount you’ll be looking to dish out.

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Developmental or Copy Editing. Which one is right for you? [Updated 4/20/17]

Developmental or Copy Editing. Which one is right for you? [Updated 4/20/17]

For a lot of indie writers, simply finishing their book can seem to be such an insurmountable task, and then you have to think about editing. What type of editing is right for you? What are the different types? In this article we’re going to take a look at the three most common types of editing you’ll be looking for, Developmental Editing, Copy Editing, and Proofreading.

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Outlining A Novel IV

Thank you for coming back to another episode of Outlining by Jeremy Menefee. If you are behind or haven't started reading them yet, you can use the links below to read the older posts: Basics of Outlining 1-line Synopsis 4 Paragraph Summary This time Jeremy will...

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What Are Alpha/Beta Readers? Do I Need Them?

What Are Alpha/Beta Readers? Do I Need Them?

You may be one of many who looks at the title of this article and wonders just what in the world I’m talking about. Alpha and beta readers? Isn’t a reader just a reader? Not exactly. Alpha and beta readers are real, and they’re a vital inclusion to the pre-publisher writing process that you may not have thought of.

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How To Find a Quality Editor

How To Find a Quality Editor

Whilst writing your book, an editor may seem like one of those ‘workhands’ a publisher will simply assign to you after they hand you your six-figure cheque and your shiny new ‘Author’ badge, however, the reality is decidedly less ‘red carpet’.

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Should You Seek A Traditional Publisher?

You’ve finally put the finishing touches on your manuscript and are now looking for what to do with it. You see tons of information about self-publishing and traditional publishing, but not a simple article comparing the two. Well, search no longer! This article is just that.

read more

The Real Cost of Editing

The cost of editing can vary between the type you’re looking for and the state of your manuscript. This article will talk about the average cost of editing, as well as some of the factors that can increase or decrease the amount you’ll be looking to dish out.

read more

Developmental or Copy Editing. Which one is right for you? [Updated 4/20/17]

For a lot of indie writers, simply finishing their book can seem to be such an insurmountable task, and then you have to think about editing. What type of editing is right for you? What are the different types? In this article we’re going to take a look at the three most common types of editing you’ll be looking for, Developmental Editing, Copy Editing, and Proofreading.

read more

Outlining A Novel IV

Thank you for coming back to another episode of Outlining by Jeremy Menefee. If you are behind or haven't started reading them yet, you can use the links below to read the older posts: Basics of Outlining 1-line Synopsis 4 Paragraph Summary This time Jeremy will...

read more

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