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When Not to Hire a Book Editor

Here is an article on When Not to Hire a Book Editor, since on Authors.com I recently posted an article on When is the Right Time to Hire a Book Editor, and I thought readers might appreciate an opportunity to consider the flip side, of which there most assuredly is one. So here is the article, and I hope those of you will find the information to be of some…

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Added by Robert L. Bacon on February 24, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Only 6 days left!

5 copies of my book will be given away in 6 days

Check it out, and enter to win...

http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/2746-magically-delicious-healthy-recipes-from-the-heart

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Added by FELICIA MARTIN on February 24, 2010 at 3:38pm — No Comments

My rough draft of my book. I have finished about three chapters but i have not typed them up yet.

Yep it was that time of the month again. The time when me and my twin brother would switch parents and visit the other for a week. I never liked it because when you visited my dad he spent the first hour with you then passed you off to the nanny so he could work and i hated not being able to be with Jamie. If you ask me my mom should have won full custody of me and Jamie but things never work out the way you think they should. I can tell you my life hasn't.
Hi my name is…
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Added by Beverlea Smith on February 23, 2010 at 4:52pm — 1 Comment

reading recommendation

hi guys! just a quick note with a recommendation...you know i like short and sweet, so...if you have a few minutes to read a very interesting short story, it's called The Shawl and was written by Cynthia Ozick. Let me know what you think.

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Added by Cricket on February 23, 2010 at 3:19am — 2 Comments

Conner Carson (Continued)

Ok, this is continued from my last blog post about Conner, this one is a bit longer but I hope you enjoy it! =] Again please give honest comments!

"If I can't find Reggy your getting me a new spider." Jeremy said. "Okay, but your taking it out of the cage." Conner said sternly. He watched as Jeremy's expression changed suddenly. "What?" asked Conner. "No need." replied Jeremy He leaned forward and snatched Reggy off of Conner's leg.

Conner sighed with…

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Added by Nora Wilson on February 21, 2010 at 9:52pm — 1 Comment

Who Am I? What do we Do?

Hi all, I just wanted to introduce myself. I am the Membership Director for the Association of Independent Authors. We are a non-profit organization focussed solely on independent (self-published) authors. Every resource within our community responds directly to issues faced by independent authors.…

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Added by Melanie Walsh on February 21, 2010 at 7:14am — No Comments

New fan page for Sensitivity 101...

I just set up a fan page on Facebook for "Sensitivity 101 for the Heterosexual Male." Come by and be a fan!

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Added by Philip Nork on February 20, 2010 at 6:23am — No Comments

Another from "A collection of my thoughts"

The air was so very cold outside of our window.


Tiny crystals of ice formed illusions on the panes of glass


Seperating our warmth from the harshness of the black night.


Reflections of days past danced in the flames of our fireplace


You stood there staring into nothing, warming your tiny frame.


You have always hated the cold.


I saw the…
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Added by michael r. oconnor on February 19, 2010 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Storys

Hi everybody! I am almost finshed with my three part book, called Changed the Unchanged. It has three small storys, that each go with eachother. Each book is about 15-30 pages long. I am really excited to compete this book! i hope i type it up soon, and then hopefully you guys can read it!

Count my blessings, thanks for all the support!

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Added by Cheyenne Moore on February 19, 2010 at 4:52pm — 1 Comment

Another from "A collection of my thoughts"

He walked carefully along the frozen waters edge. Aware of the dangers beneath the thin crust of ice.


Each step as light as the crust on grandmothers apple pie.


What was he searching for?


He paused for a moment, going to his knees he peered into a small h*** in the ice.


His face seemed sad, his body trembled from the cold.


A strange sight for me to be…
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Added by michael r. oconnor on February 18, 2010 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Avalon

Avalon

I am startled;…

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Added by Linda Siciliano on February 16, 2010 at 8:27pm — 2 Comments

FIRST ROSE is More Than a Book

FIRST ROSE takes you somewhere only the imagination can travel to. However, if you have studied the Bible as I have done, you will find everything in the book to be in harmony with it. Though I (in the course of writing the book) recalled what others had told me about Heaven, I still made sure it did not conflict with what the Bible teaches. Actually the Bible is silent about much of Heaven and only gives us a glimpse into our life after this one. I think it is important when writing fictional… Continue

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Added by Mary Barton Wilcox on February 16, 2010 at 5:58pm — No Comments

another from "a collection of my thoughts"

You came to me on the wing of a song.

An everlasting melody playing in my mind eternally.

A love song, a sweet smooth song like that of an angels harp

dancing in my heart.

With each passing day I will reach out and touch a note

and I will capture it in all of its beauty

for the beauty is you, and you are the song.

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Added by michael r. oconnor on February 16, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Launching your latest!

Alright so i've put in the hours and created a new book. I slogged through the process of editing, design and all the rest to finally get the book to print. Its work right, not really excited yet because i havn't had a chance to think about it, i mean really think about it! So the book goes to print and today it suddenly dawns on me as i'm going to meet with the entertainment company who is hosting this event, that i've got a new book just about ready to come out. But still its just a…

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Added by Ashley Du Toit on February 16, 2010 at 1:03am — 2 Comments

Conner Carson

Ok, so I get a ton of book ideas.. a lot. And I can't stand not getting at least a start of it on paper. lol Anyway I'm thinking of a book, teen sleuth, he's got an interest in ghosts. The book starts when he's fifteen. Conner Carson has messy blond hair (with the occasional light brown streaks), blue eyes, even shoulders. I'll give you what I have so far, it's not a lot but it may give you the taste of his personality, the works. Give me honest comments of what you think please. =] …



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Added by Nora Wilson on February 15, 2010 at 11:14pm — 2 Comments

The Threads That Bind Us

The silver needle finally acquiesced to the probing black thread.

Do all parents go through this, I ask myself.

The object of today’s battleground lies crumpled upon my lap;

A day old winter jacket already looking shabby,

Scarred through carelessness. Squinting at black fabric,

I concentrate on repairing the gaping, saw toothed pocket.



What had been a pleasant enough day was now marred

By the blazing argument between mother and…

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Added by Kay Elizabeth on February 15, 2010 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

When is the Right Time to Hire a Book Editor?

I don't know when, on the writing curve, Stephen King or Nelson DeMille might seek editorial advice, only that it is documented that they do. So it begs the question, for the writer trying to break into the business with a major royalty publisher--and who accepts that a professional editor looking at the manuscript might not be a bad idea--when is the right time to hire a book editor.



Generally there are Two Issues



For most people it's a matter of time and… Continue

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Added by Authors.com on February 14, 2010 at 7:30pm — 11 Comments

Life is a ribbon. Lets say you have the most extravegant present ever. With bows and flowers, and ribbons. But then your ribbon got snagged on the table. And you pulled and pulled and it wouldn't com…

Life is a ribbon. Lets say you have the most extravegant present ever. With bows and flowers, and ribbons. But then your ribbon got snagged on the table. And you pulled and pulled and it wouldn't come off. But soon enough your pretty ribbon is unraveled now really only string. Life can be extravegant and pretty, but it can also be dangerous and mean. But if you find a way to get the ribbon off the table before its gone, you may just be able to have a great life. Not totally…

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Added by erika on February 13, 2010 at 6:19pm — No Comments

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For whoever calls my name

I think of the pain

And when my heart skips a beat

I think of how I used to weep

Now I am strong

And I dont belong

In that shallow place

Becaus I have faith

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Added by erika on February 13, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

WE ARE ALL ONE

We are all one regardless of who we are and what we do.

You and everyone else were created in the image of God.

God is perfection and God does not - has not- and will…

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Added by TOMMY COLETTA on February 13, 2010 at 2:17am — No Comments

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