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The top 10 punctuation mistakes that pedants love to correct. Eliminate them before you eliminate your chances with a publisher, or before you embarrass yourself in front of readers or clients.
Each and every mistake is easy to fix once you know how. Each chapter begins with a diagram containing solutions to punctuation problems that may have eluded you for years.
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Euan Mitchell is an author, editor, publisher and lecturer with more than 20 years of experience in the book publishing industry. (Global edition in American English.)
Do You Want Your Book to be a Bestseller?
Whether you are making your first book, or simply making another new book, “Make Your Book – The Author’s & Writer’s Workbook Based on Bestsellers” is your key to creating your ideal book. Indeed, it is true that the content of a book is KING. It is also true that the appearance of a book is Queen. One objective of this book is research into the factors with the greatest impact on the relationship between King and Queen.
Another important feature of the book is the step-by-step approach that describes the design process so that the book will look good simultaneously as a paperback edition and electronic edition.
“Make Your Book” presents an action blueprint that simply and comprehensively presents the steps that writers need to follow when making their book using Createspace templates and Microsoft Word. It is a practical manual based on RESEARCH OF BESTSELLERS to assist the Author/Writer in exploring:
* The options in choosing the right Trim Size and opportunities in choosing suitable Aspect Ratio
* Detection of the most appropriate personal Category/Genre and the Rational of choices of Bestselling Authors
* Utilization of the Bestselling Zone and understanding of Mass Market Paperback
* The Flowchart of Book Reviews and the GAP or Success Threshold of Book Reviews with the Critical Number of 10 ~ 12 Reviews
* The Best Practices for implementing Templates, Themes, Styles and other Word-Processing techniques:
– Sections and Section Breaks
– Collaboration with Colleagues and Editors
– Comments and Track Changes
– Index and Document/Book Indexing
Perfect Writer’s Gift! 10 Liberating Truths that Empower You to Immediately Begin Producing Satisfying Writing for a Paying Readership, Establish an Impressively Productive Writing Routine, and More Fully Enjoy the Good Life of Becoming the Type of Writer You Always Knew You Could Be. Struggling authors who attended The Learning Annex writing seminars, by Allen & Ellie Deever, were universally thrilled to discover the liberating secrets that revolved around the Ten Tenets of Writing. Now, for the first time, enjoy this popular portion of their famous seminar at a fraction of the lecture price. The Writers’ Conference in a Book contains all the information and more that audiences in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Toronto were thankful to receive from this dynamic writing duo, who never hold anything back when it comes to presenting info on what writers absolutely must know to become successful in the publishing industry, and what authors desperately need to understand in order to become highly productive. Famous writer for The New Yorker, A.J. Liebling, once said, “I can write better than anyone who can write faster, and I can write faster than anyone who can write better.” Those fitting words describe the vitally important information contained in the Ten Tenets of Writing. Productivity in writing equals profitability in the publishing industry, but productivity doesn’t mean spending more time at a desk or hunched over a word processor. It means knowing how to accomplish more in less time, so that you have more time to enjoy life, and in turn possess the inclination to invest more hours into learning and doing more fascinating things, all of which gives you much more to write about. To summarize a portion of the priceless information contained in this book, if you don’t know the Fourth Tenet of Writing, you’ll never be free to profitably write about any topic in the world that interests you. Rest assured, you’ll find the other nine tenets to
Today’s writers have to juggle a lot of tasks. Probably more than they have ever had to.
Oh sure, writing was always a challenge. Writers always had to come up with a good idea for a novel, then create a plot, a cast of characters, a decent setting and a subplot or two. (Then they had to embark upon the long and often soul-destroying task of finding a publisher.)
Today, it’s different. In some ways it’s better: we have a lot more options open to us when it comes to seeing our work in print; we could be reading it as a paperback, or viewing it on an e-reader.
But… there’s more. A LOT more.
If you take on publishing your own book, you have to start thinking about formatting it, and getting covers created, AND (here’s the kicker) doing the lion’s share of publicity and promotion.
I could go on, but you get the idea. Luckily, there’s a not-so-secret weapon that helps writers to cope with all this. It’s an essential tool in the writer’s little box of tricks.
It’s his or her collection of checklists.
The humble checklist can save a writer hours of time and frustration. Armed with a checklist to test your initial story idea, you can ensure that you have enough conflict and tension and challenges to keep readers turning the pages. (That’s much better than getting halfway through writing it only to find that your lovely bright shiny idea won’t hold up!)
With a plotting checklist at your elbow, you can run through the list of ‘essentials’ to apply to your novel – like character motivation and plausibility and crisis points, to name just a few of the things you have to consider.
These are just some of the handy checklists you will find in The Busy Writer’s Book of Checklists:
## Six Foundation Checklists: Getting Ideas, Plotting, Characters, Viewpoint, Dialogue, and Scenes.
## Three checklists for Setting and Subplots
## Four Checklists on Getting Organized: Your time, your work space, your files and your projects
## Three checklists for starting and running writer’s groups – including a feedback checklist
## Four checklists for social networking and websites (Setting up a website or blog, Facebook, Twitter and establishing your writer’s network)
## Three checklists on getting published (researching publishers, writing a synopsis, and publishing on Kindle)
Altogether there are 23 super-useful checklists – and as a special bonus, writers who buy this book are eligible for a full set of printable checklists that they can use again and again!