Category Archives: book writing

Blog Style vs. Book-Writing Style

I’m in the process of giving my manuscript another once-over before I hand it over to my eagle-eyed editor for a serious review. This effort is mostly to make certain I didn’t miss any glaringly obvious errors and to make … Continue reading

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Selecting a Cover Designer for Your Book

Having decided to put my book on the self-published route, I realized that I had more work to do. Before I could hand the manuscript over to my ace editor, I needed to have the cover set up and an … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing, Book Launching, Etc.

So after much foot dragging, I’ve decided to try self-publishing the book based on this blog. The primary difference between traditional paper publishing and self-publishing online is cost…at least if you want things done right. Read on, and I’ll explain.

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Insights from “Writing Without Bulls#!+”

I’m recommending a book that could have offended me if I let it. A few weeks ago, I received a tweet from a consultant suggesting that he could help with my recently rejected book proposal. While I appreciated the offer, … Continue reading

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How to Succeed (or Not Succeed) as a Writer

Believe it or not, I didn’t always want to be a technical writer–I wanted to be a science fiction writer. I accidentally picked up the tech writing habit; then learned to love it, and then I did something about it. … Continue reading

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