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Nancy: The Three Bs

Some years ago, I had a boss who talked about the three Bs: be brief, be bright, be gone. This was in reference to business proposals, presentations, and communications. 850 more words


Cover Art Issues

I’ve started wrestling with the cover art for WAR OF MAGIC. I’ve had the image finalized for quite a while.

It’s very nearly perfect, but there’s just one problem with it. 136 more words


POV Shifts

This unofficial NaNoWriMo has been an interesting experience. Apart from this, I don’t normally track my word count from day to day.

One thing I’ve noticed by doing that is that changes in POV slow me down. 87 more words


Slow and Steady

It’s a good thing I’m not officially doing NaNoWriMo, because I’m pretty sure I don’t stand a chance of getting 50,000 words done in the month of November. 151 more words


Proofreading tips for self-publishers (from an editor and typesetter)

Here are some of my tips for proofreading for self-publishers:
1. Don’t do it yourself unless you absolutely have no choice. I’m not saying this because it’s (part of) what I do for a living and so I would say that wouldn’t I. 1,031 more words


Building Momentum

I’ll say this for doing NaNoWriMo–even unofficially: it’s helped me build momentum in WAR OF MAGIC.

Especially through some tricky parts. I’d never written a naval battle–well, a battle between attacking ships and a moderately fortified city, anyway. 89 more words


Reading Your Own Works as a Reader

It’s an interesting experience. I’ve had something like it when I started the rewrite of THE SHAMAN’S CURSE.

But that was something I’d first written at the beginning of my writer’s journey. 186 more words