Tag Archives: Publishing

Update on Events — How Do YOU Prepare for an Author Event?

Saturday, July 8 at noon For one hour only, this special book signing event is taking place at Audreys Books, a fine bookstore in Edmonton, Alberta. Author Mandy Eve-Barnett has written the following books The Rython Kingdom (for adults) Clickety-Click … Continue reading

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Summer Author Reading

On Saturday, June 24 was our Summer Author Reading in Sherwood Park (near Edmonton), a wonderful experience with eight readers and great café audience. I would like to thank Social Grounds Coffeehouse (SGC), who once again let us use their … Continue reading

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10 things writers wish that non-writers understood

Originally posted on Misprinted Pages:
Being a writer is a profession nobody seems to understand. Do you sit around all day in your pajamas? Do you use a fancy pants typewriter? Are you just making elaborate fantasy maps all day? The answer…

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I Is for Italics

Originally posted on Write Through It:
After reading “E Is for Ellipsis,” my friend the mystery writer Cynthia Riggs emailed me. “I can hardly wait until u get to I,” she wrote. “I, I hope, will stand for ‘italics.’” This sentence…

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Self-editing: What are your options?

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Katie McCoach You’ve finished the first draft of your novel, now it’s time for revisions. We know that you’ll need a professional editor soon, but before that, what can you do…

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The Difficulties of Dialogue

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? ? by Teagan Berry Every writer has something that they struggle with. It’s just natural for this to happen – we’re not perfect. For some, it might be descriptive abilities they lack.…

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Tips for Ending a Short Story

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? ? by Sara Kopeczky It is a well known fact that short stories should go out with a bang. In shorter fiction, where you have a limited set of character and a…

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Prologues and Epilogues – Is There a Point to Them?

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Helena Fairfax Prologue and Epilogue. Do they have a use? Should they be used? Can you have one without the other? First of all, the Prologue. Oh, the dreaded question of…

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10 Tips For Editing Your Short Story

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Writer in Wedges So you have written your short story and cannot wait to release it into the world. But before doing that, it is important to take some extra time…

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How to Keep Your Readers From Asking, “Why Didn’t They Just…?”

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Stephanie O’Brien My siblings and I have sometimes joked that we could take over several fictional universes with the power of “Why didn’t they just…?” When characters fail to use an…

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