Formatting your novel with Styles—Part 4: using your new template

From Rick: It occurred to me after doing Part 3 that I didn’t show you how to use your new template. It’s pretty easy, actually, but there are a couple of cautions to be aware of. This will be a

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Formatting your novel with Styles—Part 3: adding more styles

From Rick: With this post I will finish up this series. So far, we have set up our NORMAL style and SCENE BREAK style. A typical novel normally won’t need more than a half-dozen styles. You’ll probably want ones for

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Copyright and intellectual property legalities for authors

From Rick: For any would-be author, the decision to write a book falls into one of two categories: hobby or business. As soon as you decide to seek a traditional publisher, you’ve moved from hobby to business because you’ve committed

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Ego and ignorance: The writer’s two worst enemies

From Rick: Lately, I’ve been doing occasional posts on what may sound like the seven deadly sins for writers. I did one called “Greed” (July 31, 2018) in which I talked about what can happen when writers get greedy, are

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