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Editing without and Editor

I’ll start with a disclaimer. I do not recommend this. A good editor is like a fairy godmother. With a wand of a pen, they slash run on sentences, illuminate plot holes and turn the pumpkin that is your story into the carriage that is fit to ride to the publishers. 575 more words

Process

First Novels

If anyone says that writing a book is easy, I’m going to take a wild guess that they haven’t tried writing one before.

I’ve attempted to start way too many books, ever since I was about ten years old. 380 more words

Creativity

The Voyage Out: The First Chapters

I’m going to start with some numbers:

  1. The Voyage Out is Virginia Woolf’s 1st
  2. She began writing it, depending on what source you’re reading and what you consider beginning, sometime between 1906-1910.
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Virginia Woolf

Something I would like to do here....

Because I am admittedly a self publishing novice, I would like to open up the floor to authors who have gone through the process. I’m compiling a list of questions but I’d love to get some suggestions on what others would like to know about as well. 54 more words

Process

Book Review: Those Pricey Thakur Girls and The House That BJ Built

Author: Anuja Chauhan

Verdict: Grab them for fun-read

My tryst with Anuja Chauhan’s books began with The Zoya Factor. I was in my second year of graduation and I found this book with a quirky cover at Landmark book store (unfortunately the chain of stores closed down). 235 more words

Books

The Death of Bees By Lisa O'Donnell

I finished this book last night.  It was a page turner from the beginning.  It’s a sad story of two girls, sisters, who struggle through abandonment by their parents, and develop a family bond that can’t be broken.   29 more words

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"Disclaimer" by Renée Knight

“Fiction is the truth inside the lie” ~ Stephen King.

Disclaimer” is an intricate novel of family secrets.  A story of how we don’t really ever know the ones we deem to love the best.  746 more words

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