Writing in the first person can produce amazing results

Author Jean M. Cogdell provides us with a great point of view about writing in the first person. Thank you very much Jean for your valuable opinion.

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Contrary to some critics first person point of view does work. I disagree with those critics (snobs) that argue writing in the first person is a sign of an amateur. 

Writing in the first person is my preferred method. I know, I know, I’m not burning up the NYT Best Seller list. Well, not yet but give me time.  

But there are many famous, and successful authors that have proved those critics wrong.

And those are just a few!

I enjoy writing when writing in the first person more than third person and I…

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Formatting Manuscripts – What you need to know!

Claire Plaisted of Plaisted Publishing house has posted a fantastic blog post about formatting for as well traditional as also Indie authors and has done a huge favor to me and I’m sure many other start-up authors as well. This is something that really has tied my stomach in a knot. Thank you Claire for this phenomenal information.

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What You Need to Know!

This isn’t about how to format.  It’s about what you need to format for some of the different areas of writing, editing and publishing.

Formatting is something all writers need to learn at the start of their career.  It will save you time, money and gain you experience of all the different types of formatting that are around today.  Remember as technology improves, formatting is likely to change too.

I have blogged about formatting before.  As a professional formatter and publisher it can be very irritating when work arrives with tab indents.  To me this is one of the biggest NO’s there is.  The other problem is all the different types of formatting needed for editors, submissions, publishing and even writing, never mind the different genre’s there are in the world today.  

So how do we start?  Great question!

First are you…

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To Self-Publish or Try the Publishing Option? That is the Question…

Silver Threading published an important blog post about the two options an author has: choosing self publishing or a traditional publisher? The article provides us with very important information and is worth reading!

Word Craft ~ Prose and Poetry

Image Credit: Randomhousebooks.com/hydra

Last week I came across an article about Hydra, a digital-first imprint of Random House. Here is the link to read the article. Hydra is reported as presenting the next generation of science fiction, fantasy, and horror who says: “Every title is available for purchase at major e-retailers and compatible with all reading devices.”

The interesting thing was, the article opened up a dialog about the options writers have in releasing their books to the public. It then becomes all about traditional publishing and independent publishing. Trying to figure out what is best for you is sometimes hard.

I am lucky to have built up a friendship with Lyz Russo, an accomplished author and the owner of an Indy Publishing company called P’kaboo Publishers. As a novice author, writing my first novel, I wanted to hear what choices I had available to me. There are…

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