Uploading my Manuscript to Kindle Direct Publishing

After spending what felt like eons proofreading, editing and formatting my manuscript, I came to the point where I had to upload it to KDP. I had a very hard time doing that the first time around. But it has become easier with each time that I do it. Yes, I’ve had to do itContinue reading “Uploading my Manuscript to Kindle Direct Publishing”

Formatting Your Own Novel

I have written about proofreading your own manuscript. It’s difficult and time consuming and often frustrating. Well, dang, formatting your own novel is all that to the tenth degree. All the articles I’ve read have recommended hiring someone to format it for you. Now I know why. On the other hand, I’ve learned more aboutContinue reading “Formatting Your Own Novel”

Book Review: Physics of the Impossible

I have a fairly eclectic taste in books, so this isn’t really an off-the-wall read for me. Plus, I was a science nerd for all of my years in the educational system, so when I saw this book and read a bit of the first chapter, I knew I had to have it. This bookContinue reading “Book Review: Physics of the Impossible”

Proofreading Your Own Work

Proofreading your own work is a colossal pain in the nether regions. If you are like me, you’ve already read every paragraph in your novel a dozen times or more. I might write a few paragraphs and then go back to where I started and read it from there to be certain that the paragraphsContinue reading “Proofreading Your Own Work”

500 Words or Less

When I first started writing professionally, I was asked to provide high-quality content that got the point across clearly and concisely. It was suggested that I keep my articles to 500 words or less. If you are reporting about a robbery (I never did) all you really need to do is answer the who-what-where-when-how-why questionsContinue reading “500 Words or Less”