After you type those magic words (THE END) into your manuscript, you will want to have a few beta readers review it. Here are the instructions I give my beta readers.
Information and ideas for writers interested in getting their work published or self-publishing.
Optimal Word Count for a Novel Manuscript
Whether you hope to get published the traditional way or plan to self-publish, the word count of your completed work is important. Here’s the scoop.
Novel Manuscript Format (with Examples)
Before sharing your novel, you need to get it into the proper manuscript format. Here is what you need to know.
Book Trailers: Are They Effective?
Do book trailers actually affect book buying decisions? Help me decide by completing my poll and adding your comments.
Condense a Novel into One-Page Synopsis
Sooner or later you will need to condense your entire novel down to a one-page synopsis. For novelists, it’s a herculean task. Here’s how I did it.
Choosing a Pen Name
When I learned that a half-dozen other authors using variations of my real name had books in print, I decided I needed a pen name.