Category: Writers

Banned Books Week

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Catcher in the Rye . . . Harry Potter . . . Captain Underpants . . .
Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from schools and libraries. Celebrate YOUR freedom to read and right to choose your book during Banned Books Week, September 21 to 27. For more information, visit http://www.ala.org/bbooks.



Tuesday 10: Ten Words To Edit Out Of Your Story

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Hi Guys! I have another Tuesday 10 for you today. This time around I’m sharing ten words all you writers out there should watch out for in your writing.

1. Was
2. Very
3. Really
4. That
5. Just
6. Only
7. Actually
8. Quite
9. Thing
10. Seemed



Tuesday 10: Ten Pros & Cons Of Self Publishing

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This week the Tuesday 10 is all about the pros and cons of self-publishing. I’ve listed five of each. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Pros
1. You control price and cover
2. Publication is almost instant
3. Easy to implement changes
4. Without a publisher serving as a middle man, you get to keep all the profits
5. Retaining complete creative control of the project

Cons
1. You’re responsible for professional editing, formatting, and cover art
2. Greater potential to publish substandard books
3. All the upfront costs and financial risk belong to the author
4. If you publish in print, it’s almost impossible to get copies in book stores
5. You’re on your own with legal matters if you should be unfortunate enough to have your work pirated or plagiarized