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Self Publish, Indie Authors. Part 3 Why mix and match vanity choices are sensible.

It is not vain to pay for elements of book publishing, its sensible. (see part 2) After all painting your bedroom might be easy, but it is so much easier to pay someone else. Just work out what you can … Continue reading

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From manuscripts to word scans to a word document to smashwords. The long haul.

Getting even one of Lil’s scripts ready for indie publishing is becoming a bit of a long haul. As her daughter though, I know it would give her such pleasure.  Having found her manuscripts in a refugee bag when she … Continue reading

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To focus on which, writing or publishing? The writers dilemma

This Blog is first and foremost a platform for Lil and I to write and talk about our books.  But our works do not exist if we don’t put them out for the public to read.  A writer  can write … Continue reading

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How to write and edit your own book. Part Two : The Snowflake Method. by Fleur Butler

In my last blog How to write and edit your book part one.  I discussed The 8 step narrative arc and the 3 act story as useful tools that writers can use to help them write and edit their books. … Continue reading

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Is your book readable? How to write and edit your books. Part one: The 3 act story and the 8 step narrative arc. by Fleur Butler

Writers are the very worst people to be able to look at their work objectively.  We are all so engrossed in our own prose, and our own characters we can’t see the dross and the heavy sentences for the light … Continue reading

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Why are you writing and what type of editor do you need? by Fleur

The script is raw and rough but the story line is good and the characters are well known.  So what should a writer do next?  Get on an edit of course, but where to start? Ask yourself. Why are you … Continue reading

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Christmas highlights. The benefits of walking and good humour and why a shared mother and daughter blog works. By Fleur

It is the 28th of December. That strange period after Christmas and before New Year when it is considered still socially acceptable to drink a glass of Bailey’s Irish Cream at lunch time, with ham and cabbage soup, and a … Continue reading

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Get on and Edit, the writers dilemma

Writers, Stop prevaricating and Get On And Edit. All novelists, it is a universal truth that needs acknowledging, your first draft is not good enough to publish. (pace Bungalow Lil, and Jane Austen) I finished my second book in the … Continue reading

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