Do It Yourself Editing

Do It Yourself EditingMy book is out! The e-book version came out a few weeks ago, actually, but today I got the print version in the mail. It is just a proof. I need to go through it again, make sure all the mistakes have been corrected, and then it will be available for purchase.

I’m so glad that Blushing Books is doing print books now! I love ebooks, they are my bread and butter. I love how the eBook market has opened up endless possibilities, freeing us from trying to break into the traditional print market where rejection slips are a way of life. But there’s still something so satisfying about holding your own book, your words, your thoughts, your ideas, in a solid paperback, that you can show your friends and family!

If you want to write, I encourage you to buy a copy of my book. If you want to self-publish, I strongly urge you to buy my book. The Kindle version is very affordable. Although it will normally sell for $4.99, it is currently available for just $2.99. It is packed with lessons and assignments, to help you rewrite, edit and revise your eBook.

You are an author! You want to be a published author. Take pride in that, and present only your best work. Then, continue to improve, so your best gets even better.

The lessons cover a wide range of topics: how to recognize and repair plot problems, and why head-hopping is wrong. You’ll learn how to build stronger scenes, improve dialog and create memorable characters. You’ll learn about punctuation and why it is so important, and finally, you’ll learn the correct way to use the spelling and grammar checker. All crammed into 165 pages!

I’ll be teaching this workshop at Romance Novel Convention in Las Vegas in June, and again at the Passionate Pen Convention in Washington, D.D. in August. Hope to see you there!

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