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Now That It Is 2019

Hi fellow Authors:

Well it has been a long journey for me since January, 2011 when I wrote my first western frontier eBook and put it on Amazon.

This month I will have finished re-editing punctuation wise all 31 of my eBooks. It truly has been misery but with each eBook re-uploaded onto Amazon I have smiled, if only a small file.

READ your book out loud while you are alone. You will catch so many errors.

Find a Beta Reader, someone who loves to read and…


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Added by Raymond Cook on March 9, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

How My Writing Journey Began!

Hi fellow writers:

My journey into the world of writing began in 1983 in college. My major was law enforcement and I needed a five credit elective. The creative writing course said there were no books to buy and no exams, just show up and get a 'C'. That sounded perfect for me because I had zero interest in writing.

The class was the most life changing event in my life back then. It was as if I had always seen the world in B & W and suddenly, I saw the world in color. I…


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Added by Raymond Cook on November 26, 2017 at 2:44am — No Comments

If I Only Knew Back Then....

Hi Writers:

One of my deepest regrets as an author is not knowing in 2011 what I know now in 2017.

Foremost how important grammar is to a book worth writing and reading.

How important it is to read your book out loud in a room by yourself.

How important 'Branding your books' is if you write more than one.

How important it is to have a wonderful 'Beta Reader', someone who loves good grammar in what they read.

How important it is to find an outstanding…


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Added by Raymond Cook on November 26, 2017 at 1:57am — No Comments

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