Formatting guidelines–PART 2 (Word options & clean ups)

From Rick: Last time, I covered some key formatting points for your manuscripts. In this part, I’m first going to show you how to set your MS Word defaults to sensible settings to help you avoid problems. The instructions are

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Manuscript formatting guidelines–PART 1

From Rick: We talk a lot about the specifics of grammar and craft in this blog, but one aspect of writing we’ve left out so far deals with the basics of formatting your story or manuscript. Just so we’re clear,

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Self-publishing 2011: A year of changes and face-offs

Here’s our round-up of thoughts from 2011. From Rick: November 19, 2007–Amazon introduced the first Kindle (was it really that long ago?), and the revolution began. Sure, e-books existed long before that. Check out this Wikipedia article. But most folks

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