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A Writer's Best Friend ~ Avatar

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A Writer's Best Friend ~ Avatar

You sit down to write a book or even an article, and often the first thing that comes to mind is the topic, the ideas. Which is great! But before you put pen to paper, spend a moment thinking about your reader. No I don't mean all your readers, with all their diverse needs and wants. That would overwhelm anyone! Think about the one person this piece is going to help.That is your key reader, your avatar. All your writings on the topic should be directed specifically to that person. One of the biggest issues I see when working with...

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10 Steps To Clean Up Your Manuscript

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10 Steps To Clean Up Your Manuscript

So you've written your masterpiece and you are ready to dive into the deep end of self-editing or perhaps you've hired an editor. All you need to do is send off that document, or start doing edits, right? Well you could, but if you want a truly professional piece there are a few things you need to do before you start editing to ensure your document will be ready for formatting as soon as your edits are complete. Here are 10 steps you need to do to clean up your manuscript for a truly professional result. I'm going to assume...

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Your Words Matter - Keep writing, even when it's hard

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Your Words Matter - Keep writing, even when it's hard

As a writer I'm often plagued with self doubt and fears about whether what I am doing is good enough. If my words will actually have an impact. If my story will affect anyone. It's nice when friends and family say nice things about my writings, but the proof in the pudding (so to speak) is when I get comments and reviews from the public. That's when I know what impact my words have... for good or bad. Recently, I was on Amazon and noticed a new review on my book, And Then My Uterus Fell Out. This is a...

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The Story of BLOG TO BOOK

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The Story of BLOG TO BOOK

Blog To Book was never an intentional book. In fact, I was so focused on launching my brand new blog, STEAM Powered Family, that I had put all my novels and publishing plans on the back burner. After attending a blogging conference, I realized my experience and knowledge of self-publishing was something many bloggers needed. Books and blogging go together beautifully, and I was in a unique position to help fuse these two realms together for bloggers. I'm a writer and author. I've been writing since I was young and had my first pieces published through winning a local writing...

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