Authors need a vision of future reading

by Gina Burgess Vlogs are video blogs. I am not a fan of videos except for the very few exceptional ones that come to my inbox ever so often. The reason is simple really. What takes an hour to watch, I could get much more out of it by reading the text and saving 3/4 of
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Editing is NOT Nitpicking

  Submitted by Gina Burgess I received this from friends at Pro-Edit. This is another reason why a different pair of eyes needs to edit your work. I was a newspaper editor, and these kinds of gaffes are so easy to make when you are focused on quickly getting the story out, or trying to
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Make your readers trust you

By Gina Burgess I was reading a short story the other day trying hard to find great things about it because I did not want to hurt any feelings nor did I want to scare any other budding author from putting fingers to keyboard in my critique. But some of the facts in the story
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What is the average writer missing?

by Joel Klettke As someone who both writes and manages a writing team, I’ve often wondered why some writers need very little editing or coaching while others need a whole lot just to make sense of their work. Even writers who are great with words can turn out pieces that are difficult to read or
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Why self-publish?

One of the reasons we started the community is to help authors enjoy the most success.  by Tom Blubaugh Yes, I am saying that we should do all the work of publishing ourselves.  Here is why: No query letters, rejection letters, months lost while waiting to hear back on our manuscripts. One publisher lost my
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