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7 Steps to Publishing an e-Book on Kindle — Ruth L. Snyder

7 Steps to Publishing an e-Book on Kindle — Ruth L. Snyder

Val Waldeck presented a course called How to Prepare and Publish Your Books for Amazon’s Kindle as part of the recent e-Book Publishing Boot Camp I attended. She started her presentation by informing us that Amazon is selling “twice as many Kindle books now, as they’re selling hard covers…

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4 Ways to create e-books — Ruth L. Snyder

4 Ways to create e-books — Ruth L. Snyder

Recently I had the opportunity to participate in the eBook Publishing Boot Camp organized by D’Vorah Lansky. Many presentations were made over the course of two weeks. In this post I will be sharing what I learned from Jim Edwards in his session, Four Ways to Write Your Non-Fiction Book or eBook to Publish & Sell on Amazon Kindle in

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The Elusive Comma — Carolyn Wilker

The Elusive Comma — Carolyn Wilker

In writing classes, particularly when it comes to grammar, we often get in a discussion over commas. While one throws up her hands and says, “Let the editor fix it,” another asks, “Tell me again where they go.”

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Writing Goals and Distractions — Janice Dick

Writing Goals and Distractions — Janice Dick

I’ve come to my office to write. That’s the plan, but my actual behavior is often quite different from my intent: 9:30 AM  Go upstairs to office 9:35 AM  Tidy desk, clean up desktop, align folders. 9:45 AM  Check emails (there might be a message from my agent or an editor, or even that contest I entered…oh, there’s the church

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Writers Read??? — Brenda Wood

Writers Read??? — Brenda Wood

Read! Not me!!  “I am a writer,” I declared. So I slavishly struggled my words onto paper for years, feeling guilty every time I stopped for a relaxing reading break. Then someone told me writers need to read, read and read some more!

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5 Reasons you should create your own writer’s notebook — Ruth L. Snyder

5 Reasons you should create your own writer’s notebook — Ruth L. Snyder

Every writer should have a notebook that goes everywhere with them and is used every day. Why? Here are my top five reasons: 1. To keep track of possible topics for stories or articles – Ideas come to writers at the strangest times and places. You could be sleeping, or walking down the sidewalk, or driving in your car.

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Start Where You Are — Brenda Wood

Start Where You Are — Brenda Wood

Struggling with a topic? Don’t know how to get that fascinating novel onto paper? Let me ask …do you journal? Our story may actually set someone else on the path to freedom because it gives encouragement and hope. It honours God and becomes a ‘remembrance’ stone.

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Showing or Telling? — Carolyn Wilker

Showing or Telling? — Carolyn Wilker

A student wrote a story about a day she walked her dog to the park and about their discovery of a body. She had hurried to a nearby house to ask someone to call police, and when the police arrived, they wanted her to give a statement. She wrote that she felt shaken from the experience. Those are the bare

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Measuring Success as a Writer — Brenda Wood

Measuring Success as a Writer — Brenda Wood

James Patterson just published his millionth book and Thomas Kinkade is selling paintings by the tons and then there is …us. What is the matter with us? Why isn’t our work broadcast around the globe? What are we doing wrong?

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Moving on after rejections — Carolyn Wilker

Moving on after rejections — Carolyn Wilker

Dear Writer, I have it on good authority that you are not alone in getting rejections. It’s part of the writing business. It’s painful, I’ll allow, for I have received them too. But truly, what do you do with your rejection notices?

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