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Why do you need a.... BRAND BUMPER?

Started by Dr. Marina Kostina Jan 30, 2014. 0 Replies

Collaborative website for writers

Started by Dara Winston. Last reply by Rebecca Graf Sep 22, 2013. 1 Reply

yWriter -free novel writing software

Started by Kay Elizabeth. Last reply by shannon harrison Nov 24, 2012. 1 Reply

How to Write a Great Query Letter - free ebook

Started by Kay Elizabeth. Last reply by KIMBERLY Oct 10, 2012. 1 Reply

Page layout using Microsoft Word

Started by Olive Peart. Last reply by KIMBERLY Oct 10, 2012. 1 Reply

sentence formation

Started by Carlo Tagliano. Last reply by Robert A. Read Aug 9, 2012. 3 Replies

Free course on character development

Started by Kay Elizabeth. Last reply by Larry A Cochran Aug 3, 2012. 1 Reply

Character Chart

Started by scribbler. Last reply by Lee Wendling Sep 13, 2011. 5 Replies

Writing Software

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Guidelines to the Average Manuscript Length

Started by scribbler. Last reply by Edward D. Isenberg Feb 13, 2011. 3 Replies

Hear history in the making

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Citation and bibliography maker

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911 Writers Block

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Web Search Tool

Started by Sandra Kitchen. Last reply by scribbler Oct 16, 2009. 3 Replies

The Dark Room for distraction-free writing

Started by Kay Elizabeth. Last reply by scribbler Sep 27, 2009. 1 Reply

What Plagiarism Is and Isn't

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Duotrope's Digest - A Publisher Search Tool

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Comment by Sandra Kitchen on October 3, 2009 at 8:02am
Here is a neat little tool that is like a dictionary and thesaurus combined, with more. It is a rather nice program to use when looking for new words and there is a free version.

Comment by RandallMark on November 12, 2009 at 3:59am
Need advise on a comparing and contrast essay for ENG-111, some insight on how to view the right approch would be valued.
Comment by scribbler on December 19, 2009 at 2:48am
Thanks for the wordweb, Sandra! I desperately need that for my more comatose moments. :)

Randall, I'm sorry. I didn't see yours or Sandra's comment until now. I hope you found what you needed.
Comment by Kay Elizabeth on December 27, 2009 at 1:06am
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Comment by David Bowman on December 27, 2009 at 10:00pm
Thinking about wordwebs: I use Visuwords (, which is a free, online word "webbing" tool. Word associations, thesaurus, etc, presented graphically. Type in a word, hit, enter, and watch the web build. This is very cool technology, and it's useful, too.
Comment by Kay Elizabeth on January 13, 2010 at 5:23am
David, that is a very cool resource! I'm extremely visual so that's great for me. Thanks very much for sharing that. Mind mapping type tools are definitely my kind of thing.
Comment by Be 'Trice Ronique Donald on February 26, 2010 at 7:34pm
Comment by Olive Peart on December 28, 2011 at 1:33am

The layout of your book is very important. The average paperback book size is six inches wide and nine inches tall, which is much smaller than the average size of a sheet of an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper. This means that if you are submitting a book for printing, you will need to select the proper page setup.

Your page layout can be designed with any word processing software if your book is for a small audience of friends or family. Any serious work, however, should be prepared using a page layout program, namely a desktop publishing, DTP program. Book buyers will not buy a book if it does not have professional typeset. Often there are subtle differences in the typography, point type and line spacing; even line breaks can affect the appearance of a smooth and consistent paragraph. A page layout program is designed to give the user maximum control over the appearance of the page, including graphic placement and rotation, drawing capabilities, text shaping, and the position of type on the page. DTP software programs will also include tools for easy rotation, scaling and cropping of photographs and graphics.  Read more at DLite Press or see attached file. DLite%20newletter%20-%20Page%20Layout.pdf

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