Not sure what a developmental editor does, or why you might need one? Here’s a good overview of what developmental editors do when they work with an author.
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Here’s a good overview of the self-publishing process, from start to finish, along with cost estimates for each step.
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Writers interested in converting a document or a blog into an ebook may find this useful.
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Writers of historical fiction, including historical fantasy, should be aware of the myth that water was avoided by Medieval people. While Medieval people may have preferred other, usually alcoholic, beverages, they still drank water, as long as they believed it to be pure. The test for purity? Clear, odorless, and cool.
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The appearance of Unidentified Flying Objects, or UFOs, in the skies is not a new phenomenon. Tales of flying objects have been around for centuries and well-documented reports have been published for the past 150 years or so. The early reports are especially intriguing as manmade flying devices had not yet been invented. Our ancestors could not possibly have been confused by the appearance of a weather balloon or a jet fighter. We cannot rule out natural phenomena such as cloud formations, of course, but the appearance of anything in the skies long before the invention of powered flight is…
Have you ever thought of including a UFO sighting in your historical fiction stories? If so, how would (or did) you approach it? Was it a straight take, comedic, or something else? Did the characters in the story question the reality of what they saw? Was the cause of the UFO an alien craft or a magical occurrence, or was it caused by some more mundane event, such as a meteor or even a weather balloon?
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See on Scoop.it - Writing and Other Crazy Stuff In this comic, Angela Liao of 20px identifies the 12 types of procrastinators, including the list makers, the nappers and the snackers.
The pace of global warming over the last century has been about twice as rapid over land than over the oceans and will continue to be more dramatic going forward if emissions are not curbed. According to an analysis of 27 …
"According to an analysis of 27 climate models by Carnegie’s Chris Field, if we continue along the current emissions trajectory, we are likely facing the most rapid large climate change in the last 65 million years."
We cannot afford to ignore the warnings. Our current approach is that of minors who, when the canary falls from its perch, insist that canaries may die of many causes, so there’s no need to leave the mine.
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RT @JeffreyGuterman: my comment re: Pushing past #writing blocks #writersblock #research
Although written from the perspective of an academic writing for academia, the insights about writing apply across the board, to all writing. No stunning new insights, but a useful reminder for those of us who struggle, as I do, with writing blocks.
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