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Weird Indy’s Timeline: Draft to Launch

This tenth post in My Weird indie Publishing Project is a checklist I created so I could choose — from all the steps I must take from draft to launch — what I wanted to do based on how I felt at the time. Continue reading

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The Big WHY in editing Memoirs

#9 in “Weird Indie Publishing series:
While the author should be able to answer “Why am I writing this” for any book she writes, it’s especially true for the memoir written by someone who isn’t famous. Continue reading

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Find Your Editor

Editors not only specialize in different kinds of editing–developmental on one extreme and proof-reading on the other–but they also differ in the way they work with authors. In my limited experience (fourth book), I’ve had two editors for proof-reading (line editing) and they were like night and day. Continue reading

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Take 2: Help, Please? Revised Title Poll

This is #4 in the “Weird Publishing Project” series. It’s time for me to choose a title. Will you help me? Continue reading

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About Naked, Drunk, and Writing

The book about memoirs that convinced me to write my own story, was Adair Lara’s book, Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay. Here’s some of what I learned from her. Continue reading

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10 Lessons Learned: Beta Readers

In the first post about my Weird Publishing project, I explained why it was weird and stated that I would share my journey here so authors could benefit from my success or failure and what I learned by doing it.  … Continue reading

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Weird Publishing Project: Beta Readers!

This post is about beta readers, and I’m posing as someone being interviewed, because I use them…differently. Continue reading