Formatting a Dreadful Thing

If you self publish the formatting falls on you. Guidelines are available but you have to change your manuscript. Strip out headers and footers and page numbers. You have to reset line spacing, Chapter Headings and indentation. You have to make certain of your page breaks. And still, your finished project may end up in the readers’ hands with totally distracting artifacts.

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Book Trailers

If you make your own book trailer do you know how to get permission to put music in? Where will you get your images? How long should it be? Where will you home the file?

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The Heart of Romance

What Makes a Romance Novel a Romance Novel? What is really at the ‘Heart of Romance?’ Join us as we honor Valentine’s Day. Novels of this type of genre fiction place their primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people, and must have an “emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending.” … A thriving genre of…

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Finding Your Reader

I plan to carry this topic into at least two chats and to honor February Romance Month we will use romance genres as examples.

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Writing Courses and How-to Books

Let’s talk about the thousands of courses and books on the market. If we aren’t careful we may learn ourselves onto a blank page. Are Courses and How-to Books helping us or are they a distraction?

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