The BRAND-NEW second edition of my book Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors: Punctuation, Usage, Grammar, and Spelling just came out! It incorporates the changes made in The Chicago Manual of Style‘s 16th edition. It’s also been expanded to include topics that my readers have mentioned they’d like to see addressed in the new Proofreading Secrets […]
Last time I briefly discussed the option of having a manuscript published by a subsidy publisher. But that’s not the only alternative to commercial publication. Here are three more.
Last week I outlined the steps required to get your manuscript commercially published. If that lengthy, difficult process isn’t your cup of tea, there are alternatives. Here’s one of them.
There are numerous ways to get a book published these days. This week, we’ll talk about one. In subsequent weeks, we’ll cover some alternatives.
The general public tends to figure anyone who can write a sentence should be able to get published. They don’t realize how many skills and techniques are involved.
Here are six more truths about becoming a published author (in addition to the six from last week.)
Most people have little to no idea what’s involved in being a published author. The general public thinks it’s merely a question of stringing a few words into sentences, sentences into paragraphs, paragraphs into chapters, and voila! A complete manuscript. Send it to your favorite publisher, who will print it, advertise it, and place it […]
It’s easy to do flashbacks badly, which is a backhanded way of saying that doing them well can be a difficult task. But scenes of past events can be used effectively if you know how to do them right.