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January 3, 2024
Buy beta reads, or an edit?

For the author who's looking at a full draft, ready to do more work on it, beta reading can help a book evolve. It can be vexing to find beta readers whose insights are useful. I told the authors in my monthly manuscript groups that for every four commenters at our table, probably one or […]

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July 30, 2023
Emulate other books to grow your own

You've got to read novels in order to write yours The tomatoes in my back yard didn’t need to see other tomatoes to grow. They started from seed, after all. So what good does it do to find something to emulate, while growing? The tomatoes are now small and ripening. Success is at hand. But […]

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June 10, 2023
What AI Ain't

AI is a bullet, all right. Not a silver one. Still deadly. Today a class kicks off that will teach writers how to prompt a software program. $89 later, there will be hundreds more writers using AI. Prompt writing, and then revisions to prompts. Then AI output revisions, once you get to a certain point, […]

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May 12, 2023
The future of bookselling: keeping authors happy

Things are changing on a steady course for the trade of selling books. One analyst says the most important part of publishing has become keeping authors happy.   This book industry is all about the storytellers. The industry is not the companies which make stories available and try to lure readers toward them. Imagine the […]

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