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Ask the Editor: The Grammar Debate

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Ask the Editor: The Grammar Debate

So you thought this would be a post on which grammar rules are official and which ones are made up. That’s not where we’re headed. This is more of a duel than a debate – as in, the dueling forms of grammar all contained in one manuscript. Being the author, you decide which grammar rules […]

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Ask the Editor: How to Outline a Non-Fiction Book

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Ask the Editor: How to Outline a Non-Fiction Book

If you asked me to list the three fears I picked up in high school English, they would be diagramming sentences, red ink and outlining. I’ve never gotten past my red ink complex, but I can now see the true value in outlining any writing project before touching fingers to the keyboard. Contractors don’t build […]

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Ask the Editor: How Do I Choose A Title for My Book?

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Ask the Editor: How Do I Choose A Title for My Book?

So you’ve selected the perfect topic for your book and are ready to get started. You’re probably thinking that your next step should be to write the title, correct? After all, it’s easier to write five words than five chapters! How do you sum up your literary masterpiece in a few short words? Have no […]

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Ask the Editor: How To Choose a Topic for Your Book

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Ask the Editor: How To Choose a Topic for Your Book

“I’ve decided to write a book this year.” “Congratulations! What is your book about?” Oh yeah, that part. Shuffle feet. Stare at feet. Clear throat. Stall. “Well, I have a few ideas…” It’s a dilemma every writer faces: how do you choose what to write your book about? Particularly if you have more than one […]

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