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Types of editing, with examples

Now you’ve written your first draft. Hooray!  Now what? Now you edit. . But first, thanks to fellow authors Joe Crance and Melora Johnson for helping me compile the data on this. Check out their fantastic work! . There are several

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Editing Rates | The darker side of the fire.

My friend, Sarah Craft, is an author and editor – here are her rates!   Congratulations on finishing your story. It’s a great accomplishment. But now you need to dedicate time and energy to making your story better. After your

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Misfortune of Song is RELEASED!

Misfortune of Song by Christy Nicholas Book #5 in The Druid’s Brooch Series (works as a stand-alone) IS NOW LIVE! Historical fantasy set in 12th century Ireland ~ Even a soldier cannot fight love ~ In 12th century Ireland, all

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Misfortune of Song is on pre-order!

Misfortune of Song, book five in The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now on pre-order, as of today! Release date is set for April 4, 2018.   Even a soldier cannot fight young love.   In 12th century Ireland, all Maelan

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Genesis of a Novel – RELEASE DAY!

This is it. . This is the day I’ve been working toward for over a year. The release day of my novel! Of course, this day is rather anticlimactic, as if I am smart, I’ll have done most of my

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Release Day for Misfortune of Vision!

Today is release day for Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas Book #4 in The Druid’s Brooch Series Historical fantasy set in 12th century Ireland ~ Prophecy can be dangerous ~ In 12th century Ireland, Orlagh has been Seer to

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Thunderclap Campaign for Misfortune of Vision

Hey, everyone! I’ve set up a Thunderclap for my release of Misfortune of Vision! PLEASE – go and pledge your support. It costs NOTHING! You can share with Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or all three! I need 100 supporters for it

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XVII – Artist Package, ARCs and Review Requests, Oh, my!

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. .   Once the editing, formatting, and cover art is done, the publisher will

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Misfortune of Vision is on pre-order!

Misfortune of Vision book #4 in The Druid’s Brooch Series is on pre-order! While this is book 4 in the series, each novel works as a stand-alone. This is the first book in the middle trilogy, set in 12th century

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Misfortune of Time – first draft DONE!

I pushed hard this weekend and got my first draft of Misfortune of Time DONE!   Misfortune of Time is #6 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. Books #1-3 are published, and #4 is due out January 2018. Book #5 is

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Call of the Morrigú cover is in a contest!

Come vote for the best cover at the InD’Tale Monthly Cover contest! You can only vote once, and you do have to register to vote (unless you’ve already registered). Please give it a go!     CALL OF THE MORRIGÚ

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Cafe Scientifique Corning talk on research for Historical Fiction

On September 19, 2017, I gave a talk at Cafe Scientifique, Corning, NY. I spoke about how I do research on my historical fiction novels. Please, check it out! ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and

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The Enchanted Swans is getting awards and accolades!

The Enchanted Swans is getting awards and accolades! In pre-Celtic Ireland, Fionnuala was a fae princess, born to a life of luxury. She knew her duty and loved her family. She missed her mother, who died in childbirth when Fionnuala

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Legacy of Hunger is now available IN PRINT!

Yes, that’s right, you heard it correctly. Legacy of Hunger, book 1 of The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now available in print on Amazon. . You can order it here! .   Excerpt:   Maggie considered herself capable. She hadn’t

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What Being an Editor Taught Me About Writing | Literary Hub

I’m an editor at Random House, but for the last several years I’ve been writing around the edges of my day job: mornings, nights, weekends, wherever I can grab the free time. I began my first novel… Source: What Being

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9 Simple Ways To Sharpen Your Manuscript – Writer’s Edit

When you’ve finally finished your manuscript after thousands of hours of work, the last thing you want to hear is that there’s more work to be done. But unfortunately, that’s the simple truth of the matter. Finalising your draft is an

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