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Top 10 Reasons to Use a Ghostwriter

by Ellie Maas Davis Ghostwriting is a very common practice with busy professionals, celebrities and speakers. If you knew how many bestselling books were actually ghostwritten, it might surprise you. If you’re considering publishing and just don’t have the time to write and still want to have...

Choosing An Editor

by Ellie Maas Davis When it comes to finding an editor to help you with your book, make sure it’s someone who responds to what you’ve written and how you’ve written it. Make no mistake: no one likes to be edited. It can be an incredibly painful process. You’re basically paying someone to poke holes in what...

LAY VS. LIE VS. LAID by Brian Kelms

This is from Brian Kelms in Writer’s Digest. Q: In the battle of lay vs. lie, when do you use each and can you provide examples? —Annemarie V. Don’t forget about “lain,” my friend! All these verbs have two things in common: They begin with the letter “L” and confuse the bejeezus out of many people....

Guest Bloggers Wanted

Hi All, We like to feature guest bloggers with great tips for writers on writing, web design, website, blogs, social media, publishing, etc. If you feel you can contribute reverent material, please leave a comment and I’ll follow up. If you would like to be a regular contributor on a monthly basis,...

Proofing Your Book – It’s Important

Proof time. There is nothing quite like the feeling of seeing your proof copy of your new book. What’s better, the final published copy. When Brenda, Norm and I were in the midst of editing our proof of $uccess, Your Path to a Successful Book it was exciting. Naturally, we were hoping for just a few...

Preparing Your Manuscript for the Printer or Article for Publication

This was first printed in my column $uccessful with Words, in The Big Blend Magazine. No matter how often this topic is covered, all writers need to remind themselves over and over again of its vital importance. Yesterday, I held a lengthy phone conversation with a good friend who has been working five...

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