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Why shorter is better when it comes to books

Why shorter is better when it comes to books

When we read something, we don’t pay much attention to subjects like long sentences, paragraphs, and chapters—until they interfere with our reading. That’s the point at which the writer is in danger of losing his or her audience. You don’t want that point to come....

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What is a ghostwriter?

What is a ghostwriter?

To understand what a ghostwriter does, it helps to understand what she does not do. Ghostwriters aren’t proofreaders, copyeditors, or developmental editors, although some ghostwriters perform all of these services as well. A proofreader goes through a manuscript for...

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Sentence Fragments – Are They Always Wrong?

Sentence Fragments – Are They Always Wrong?

            Also known as incomplete sentences, fragments are generally frowned on in the English language. Exceptions exist, and I’ll get to them later. Defining sentence fragments First, let’s define a sentence fragment. It’s a sentence...

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Is Independent Publishing for You?

Is Independent Publishing for You?

When you tell people you know that you’re writing a book, you’re likely to get a lot of unasked-for opinions. They may ask you if you plan on independent publishing or approaching a traditional publisher. Some will offer their views about traditional publishing. “It’s...

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How A Business Blog Can Help Your Business to Grow

How A Business Blog Can Help Your Business to Grow

A business blog is your opportunity to let potential clients know who you are and how you can help them. The most immediate effect of a business blog is to provide a method of sharing free content that demonstrates your expertise. It shares information to establish...

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Common Writing Errors: Don’t Make These Mistakes

Common Writing Errors: Don’t Make These Mistakes

In an age of texting and emoticons, it is easy to make writing mistakes. When communication can be as brief as “?,” grammar may seem like something that only old and uptight people find necessary. (Like me.) At some point this may become true, but we’re not there yet....

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Do You Think Independent Publishing Is Too Expensive?

Do You Think Independent Publishing Is Too Expensive?

Do you think independent publishing is too expensive? Think again. You are driven to write a book. I understand. I’ve written 46 of them and the last 25 or so I have independently published (an upgraded term for self-publishing). Is it expensive to independently...

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What to Do Before You Write a Book

What to Do Before You Write a Book

You have a deep desire to write a book. You’ve been writing down ideas, and you believe that you could develop an original approach to your subject. This makes a great start, but before you set the keyboard on fire, do your research. Check Out the Competition before...

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You want to write – why don’t you?

You want to write – why don’t you?

So many people—often those who are successful in their chosen fields harbor buried urges to write, paint, or express some other artistic urge that they’ve always denied themselves. They want to write a book. I wonder how many of them, when they come to the ends of...

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