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All the Write Questions / Reasonable Price for Developmental Editing
« Last post by Noizchild on July 14, 2018, 06:57:23 PM »
Ever since 2015, I have been publishing my books via self-publishing. For my latest book, however, I decided to try and go for a more traditional route in publishing. This is my first time of seeking a professional editor. Up until this point, I have relied on beta readers for my editing. I am look for developmental editing for my upcoming book, Steel Prison. As it stands for the moment, the book has 48,827 words and 109 pages long. I am wishing that it could be longer and maybe make the plot more fluid. This book has been edited several times over the years, the latest one being this month while on vacation. I am looking for one last edit before sending it off to the publishers.

What is the average price that I should aim for a developmental editor?
Review My Poetry / Poetry and line breaks
« Last post by johntimber on July 14, 2018, 02:53:09 AM »

I enjoy working in Scrivener every day. I write both poetry and prose, and I really wish there would be a way of changing the function of the Return key, especially when writing poetry, so that Return meant what it meant in the old days: simply a new line (like in this form), not a whole new paragraph.
I know I can get this by using ctrl+Return, but it still feels confusing or counter intuitive, especially while the same command is shift+Return in other software – like for instance Word that I still sometimes have to switch to.
And there is no way of changing the keyboard commands, as far as I am aware. Or are there?

Please help.

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.

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Self-Publishing Central / Re: How to promote
« Last post by HPvD on July 13, 2018, 05:41:02 AM »
Since I have several blogs and have been blogging for several years now,
I do think that I can give you some ideas about what you could do to
promote your work.

Not only promoting your work, also possibly actually building a Fan-base
for your work. That's the thing with Blogging when you create a
web-log (blog), you basically have something like an online diary
that is easy to update and place new (blog) posts on.

Those blog posts are (keyword rich) content that will help to
attract organic traffic to your blog because people will
find you because of the keywords you use.

O.K. now for what the promoting of your work is concerned,
there are a lot of things you can think about to promote your
writing. Besides writing blog posts about your upcomming writing,
your writing proces, or sharing samples of your writing
and things like that, by sharing samples you can start to
make a connection with your future audience/fan-base!

Possibly even asking readers what they think about
certain story-lines and things like that, to actually
get them involved, while you are in the process
of creating a new story, as you go! 

You could also for example also make, 

a Book Trailer, somewhat like a 'Film Trailer' making a
- Photo Slide show - with images that are related to your
writing, with some little text fragments, and info about
your story.

You can put such a 'Book Trailer' on for example
on YouTube that has lots of daily visitors, and also
- embed - your own Book Trailer
on your own blog!

You can also create a Twitter account and write short

messages on your Twitter to announce what content you
write about on your blog, and get people become your Twitter follower.

on Twitter you can create Hashtags (#...) that people use to find you
with their searches, you can have a look on my Writing Blog to
find my Twitter page, and become a follower yourself,
to keep up-to-date about what I write about on my blog(s)! ;)

Hope that this has given you
a few ideas…?

Welcome Board - START HERE! / Re: I'm Baaaaack!
« Last post by heidi52 on July 12, 2018, 09:46:03 AM »
Yes, very well, Richard. Thanks for asking. How are you? How are the kiddos? Getting big I bet.
All the Write Questions / Re: Help please! present/past tense
« Last post by Mrs N on July 12, 2018, 09:36:16 AM »
Coolio. 8)
All the Write Questions / Re: Help please! present/past tense
« Last post by cloudymoon on July 12, 2018, 08:57:21 AM »
Thanks Mrs N, you've confirmed what I thought. ;)
Welcome Board - START HERE! / Re: I'm Baaaaack!
« Last post by Vienna on July 12, 2018, 07:20:16 AM »
hello Heidi, hope you are well?
The Gallery / A Sad Thought- poem
« Last post by Heartsong on July 11, 2018, 09:58:23 PM »
A Sad Thought

A sad thought crossed my mind today:
 What if there were no more poets to
 string words from their hearts into
 beautiful poetry?

 I shudder to think how empty of meaning
 written words would be ...if there were
 no more poets sharing bits and pieces of
 their lives and hearts through poetry.

 Where would I find the heart felt words
 that in my time of need I have found in a
 poet's poem that brought comfort and peace
 to me?

 Dear Poet and Poetess, through your
 beautiful poetry you touch hearts, and give me
 and all who read your poetry, a glance at how
 much better or worse our own lives could be.

 -Jan Tetstone
7:28p.m. May 22, 2018
The Gallery / Poem-Religious
« Last post by Heartsong on July 11, 2018, 09:49:12 PM »
Not One Thing

Everything is unfolding according to God's great plan
 There are lessons in the worst of things,even those
 things that breaks hearts and tears families apart
 that I may never understand.

 I can change nothing but those things in my realm of
 By my presences in this world I'm living in, I touch
 all those around me, for better or worse...
 in some degree.

 Everything is unfolding the way it's suppose too.
 Worry changes nothing- Faith in God has the power,through
 prayer, to change every life, and peace to all bring.

 What would I change In God's Plan- not one thing.

 -Jan Tetstone
6:10p.m. May 22, 2018
The Gallery / Re: Poem: My God Is
« Last post by Heartsong on July 11, 2018, 09:43:03 PM »
Thank you Mark. I look forward to reading your poetry....
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