...because not everyone knows when to do this. Do you know when you can and can't pass a school bus? There are three school bus stops on my way to work, and all three of them are within a 3-mile radius of my work, which is annoying as hell when I'm trying to get to work… Continue reading Passing By
Be sure you make the correct ones...
Why I Can’t Read or Edit Your Book
...without some sort of monetary transaction. Y'know, like you pay me and I'll edit your book or design your cover or whateverthefuck it is you'd like me to do with it. I'm not sure if most of you are aware of this, but quite frankly, folks, I just don't have the time to edit or… Continue reading Why I Can’t Read or Edit Your Book
...also known as 'Jinxie is about to kill someone' time. I quit smoking on April 8, 2014. Why a Tuesday? Never start/stop something on a Monday. That day is bad enough as is. Anyway, it's been a couple of days upon writing this, but it'll be a week once this posts. I'm trying to be… Continue reading Quittin’ Time
Formatting is very simple, but if you're not familiar with MS Word, I'd suggest "playing around" with all its functions or taking a class to learn it better before you begin hacking your or someone else's book to pieces. I've been working with word processing programs for the better part of 20 years and most… Continue reading Formatting 101
Book Reviews 101
Let's talk about book reviews for a moment, shall we? Grab some coffee. This is a long lesson. You picked up a book, you read it, you loved or hated it, and now you'd like to write a review on it for whatever reason you may have. Maybe you enjoy writing book reviews. Perhaps you're good… Continue reading Book Reviews 101
Rules of Editing – Part III
DISCLAIMER: This post is meant to be humorous and in no way constitutes actual editing rules to live by (well, maybe a few). I just thought I’d put something together to make you laugh at my expense during my final edit of The Vampyre Prophecy. So, go forth, laugh, enjoy, COMMENT. I swear, it’s like I’d have… Continue reading Rules of Editing – Part III
Rules of Editing – Part II
I thought we'd just have fun with this one, since I haven't been really editing because I had to dig myself out from the pile of homework that took me 10 freakin' hours to get through on Friday. The only editing I've done recently is a copy edit for author Shannon Mayer. It's a totally… Continue reading Rules of Editing – Part II
Rules of Editing – Part I
DISCLAIMER: This post is meant to be humorous and in no way constitutes actual editing rules to live by (well, maybe a few). I just thought I'd put something together to make you laugh at my expense during my final edit of The Vampyre Prophecy. So, go forth, laugh, enjoy, COMMENT. I swear, it's like… Continue reading Rules of Editing – Part I
Interviewing for a story: Data or Depth?
Author Linzé Brandon explains the pros and cons of doing research and conducting interviews for writing research.