Keys to successful self-publishing

Self-Publishing is now pretty much an acceptable way to get a book out to an author’s target audience. But self-publishing and successful self-publishing may be two different things. Following are some (hopefully) useful thoughts. Share This:

The Word ‘Somehow’

The word somehow is often just filler in a manuscript. Take the sentence The statue was somehow not what Jane had expected. Jane was obviously expecting the statue to be different from what she saw. But somehow doesn’t reveal what or why. Share This:

The Missing Verb

What’s wrong with the following sentence? “She looks better than me.” The clue is a missing verb at the end: “She looks better than me (looks).” What’s the solution? Read on. Share This:

The Word ‘Things’

The word thing is often used in speech and writing as a convenient substitute for perhaps a more accurate word. But if it’s used too often, it can reduce the impact of otherwise good writing. Share This:

The Word ‘It’

It is not the shortest word in English, but it is pretty close. On the other hand, it is used fairly often. Do the previous sentences make the point? The first use is the main one, and each of the other two refers back to, and is a substitute for, that first occurrence. But it

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