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Friday, March 17, 2023

Annicita, Check This out!

I am unsure if this will open for you, Annie, but check this out. It is a one hour recording of the last PWA power user meeting. I think everyone can open it, but I'm unsure. I hope you can. I'm one of the power users who were invited to be on a special board to help develop the software as it moves... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

A New Writers Thesaurus Dictionary

I was in a meeting with the people who own and operate ProWritingAid (PWA) this morning, and in the conversation, someone referenced a site I hadn't heard of before. They call it a "Thesaurus Dictionary." There is a fee to use it, but I think a few months of using it could definitely improve the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Two weeks & One Post -Then Today & I Give You 2 Posts in A Day

I get all kinds of stuff from 'author help' sites. There is always something in most of them that are of use, so I always look them over before tossing them. Most of this stuff is second nature for me, but sometimes, someone has an idea. This checklist from Bookbub might be of use to some of you. It... Sign in to see full entry.

More on Editing

I posted my self-editing process a few days ago, so today, I am following it up with a link to a website with some great tools for nearly every angle of writing. Yeah, they charge for their services, but everything I have bought has been well worth what I paid for it. Go to this link, scroll down to... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

To Love Or No

Last night, I spent an hour talking with my publishing group co-chief, Beem, about where to go from here. I can write a murder story with the best of 'em. I've had great success with my romantic stuff. I've wandered into the paranormal and have done well... so what do I do to keep the momentum... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

My Improved Editing Process

While making my material look better and read better, I continue refining my editing process. If you are *well-heeled,* you can afford to pay the going rate of 1.5 to 2.5 cents per word. At an average of two cents per word, the average 50,000-word story would cost you $1000. It will take a LOT of... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 27, 2023

A Photo Based Ebook - Kindle Book

I have been playing with the process in the KDP *Kindle Create* program, and I am slowly figuring out the exact size of the photo a page will hold and still look good. My first topic would be racing photos. I have at least 650,000 racing photos on hand, and I have a ready and willing huge buying... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 23, 2023

I dropped the Grammarly writing app almost a year ago and began using ProWriting Aid (PWA). I kept the free version of Grammarly because the app did have some good features that the free version allowed me to use. Their comma suggestions are usually right, but you still need to know that comma... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

A Quick Test

I found this on a writing website and wanted to test those willing to be tested. Does one or more of these paragraphs bother you as they are written? I ran into a long conversation about "to convention" or "not convention" dialogue. My comments about the test area are at the bottom. V Breaking... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Using Vella?

If you are using Vella, you need to use this FB page. It has all kinds of newbies and pros there, all willing to answer questions. I was invited to join this afternoon. I'm hearing a lot of people asking the same questions I am hearing from my friends who are just trying Vella. If you KNOW HOW,... Sign in to see full entry.

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