The Importance of Punctuation

Written by on December 14, 2016 in blog with 0 Comments
The Importance of Punctuation

The Importance of Punctuation Parentheses ( ) —and when to use them. I’m guessing most of you know the way to use parentheses, but you might be surprised at some of the rules, especially the ones about how to punctuate them. Let’s take a look. The importance of punctuation is…well, important. I know what you’re […]

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Wordiness, and How to Avoid It

Written by on November 30, 2016 in blog, grammar, writing with 0 Comments
Wordiness, and How to Avoid It

Wordiness Communication is so important in today’s world, that I’m always puzzled by the terrible misuse of the language. Many people seem to go out of their way to make things sound complicated; in fact, the legal and insurance businesses do it on purpose, I’m sure. They fill their documents and contracts with wordiness so […]

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Writing Faster, *And* With No Mistakes

Written by on November 22, 2016 in blog with 0 Comments
Writing Faster, *And* With No Mistakes

learn the secret to writing faster with fewer mistakes.

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Grammar Doesn’t Matter — or Does It?

Written by on November 16, 2016 in blog with 0 Comments
Grammar Doesn’t Matter — or Does It?

Grammar Doesn’t Matter—or Does It? 17 Time-Consuming Words/Phrases That Make You Look Like An Ass (And, waste your time) There are a lot of people who like to sound intelligent, but at the same time the speak as if grammar doesn’t matter. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to sound intelligent, but they go about it […]

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Absolutes, And Why You Shouldn’t Use Them

Written by on November 2, 2016 in blog with 0 Comments
Absolutes, And Why You Shouldn’t Use Them

Absolutes: Absolutes are everywhere. Many of you remember The Princess Bride and the Spaniard uttering his now-famous line—You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. How can we ever forget Vizzini’s (Wallace Shawn) use of the word, inconceivable or Mad Max (Billy Crystal) pronouncing the Spaniard’s friend, […]

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Outskirts Press

Written by on October 27, 2016 in blog, self-publishing with 0 Comments
Outskirts Press

Outskirts press may be rated highly by some, but please take a closer look.

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Do You Need A Copyright For Your Book?

Written by on October 25, 2016 in blog, ebooks, self-publishing with 0 Comments
Do You Need A Copyright For Your Book?

A lot of companies try charging you for copyrights. Should they? Do you need a copyright for your book?

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Student-Loan Debt & College Degrees

Written by on October 18, 2016 in blog, education, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Student-Loan Debt & College Degrees

Do you need a college degree to be a success? You might be surprised.

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Do You Need an ISBN for eBooks

Written by on May 23, 2016 in ebooks, self-publishing with 1 Comment
Do You Need an ISBN for eBooks

Everything You Need To Know About ISBNs Be warned—this is a long post, but it covers a lot of ground, so bear with me. The first section deals with everything you need to know about ISBNs, or close to it. And the second section is devoted to a question I get asked all the time: […]

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Publishing Has Come A Long Way

Written by on December 23, 2014 in blog, print distribution with 0 Comments
Publishing Has Come A Long Way

Publishing has come a long way since Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1439. If you listen to some folks, it would seem nothing changed for 500 years. Take a look at the old letterpress on the left. It’s a proof press that dates back to 1850, and it’s sitting in the Rupriikki Media Museum, in Tampere, Finland.

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