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  2. shoaib jibran

    Looking For Guest Writers!

    I have sent you an e-mail and my e-mail address is shoaibjibran101@gmail.com
  3. DrRita

    Writing/editing Software

    But it all went as smooth as silk!! No problems with conversion on either Createspace or KDP. I have done a novel and 2 kids books. The kids books I haven't done KDP yet but the novel went very smoothly.
  4. Easton_Livingston

    Writing/editing Software

    Yes, but it is not Createspace that has it listed. It's KDP Select. Createspace specializes in print books. They will simply direct you to KDP for ebooks through the dashboard.
  5. Alley

    Background Sound To Help You Concentrate?

    If you are not distracted by Youtube, you should type in epic music. There are a lot of them that are an hour or longer. My favorite is here.
  6. Celebrianne

    Editing As Income?

    Thanks, Jeff! I'd not heard about this platform before but it was easy to connect with and I love the feel. Don't know if my specialties will find much traction there, but being widely accessible can't hurt. 🙂
  7. EClayRowe

    Background Sound To Help You Concentrate?

    Epic movie soundtracks. Skip when I start to hum along. Or obscure classical. Tinnitus? Since I was nine. Music helps me. World Cup is on TV now. Crowd noise makes me look up. Too distracting for real writing. Vamanos, Argentina! (Croatia scores!)
  8. SEHatfield

    Devotional Question

    Lynn thanks, carolinamtne one of my desires is to have a hardcopy to take with me and offer at speaking engagements. I may someday try a blog, but still want to try a book. Thanks. S
  9. carolinamtne

    Devotional Question

    A thought. Do you have a blog? What about each day or week or every few days a different devotional with its picture? A blog is not (in my understanding) a money maker, but it's a good way to get your writing out in public, accessible to everyone who has internet (which is a lot of people!). That way you could continue to write but have what you have already written out there.
  10. Quotes within quotes flashed me back to the 70s!
  11. lynnmosher

    Devotional Question

    You could keep it small and just charge a lesser amount. Or keep adding to it, which would be my suggestion. If you are planning to publish this yourself (on Kindle/CreatteSpace or whatever), it will cost you more because of the pictures. Also, a page is about 300 words, depending on font size. So consider your word count when you write.
  12. Nicola

    Christian Science Fiction

    Oh dear. Sounds like there is a devotion brewing.
  13. SEHatfield

    Devotional Question

    I've said before that I'm wanting to publish a devotional. Maybe a coffee table style, illustrated, etc.. I've not found a lot on guidelines regarding devotionals. Lots on books, short stories, etc.. Looking at devotionals I see thirty day, 365 day, etc.. Do you think I need a minimum of entries to be successful? I have between 16 and 20 that I'm editing. If I have a devotional on one page with an accompanying illustration on the opposite page that puts me at around 32-40 pages plus title, copyright, ect., pages. Is this too small? I'm going to continue to write, but wondered y'alls thoughts. Steve
  14. EClayRowe

    Christian Science Fiction

    The ultimate question has changed, since we all know that the answer, according to Douglas Adams, is "forty-two." "How many bags of stuff did you set out for trash pickup without asking anyone if they wanted to keep what was inside?" (My grandson " helped" me clean the garage.)
  15. mnwriter

    A Wave From Mn

    Thank you, everyone, for the welcome!
  16. Low entry fee and a good place to enter for poets and short/flash fiction. http://losangelesreview.org/awards/
  17. lynnmosher

    Illustrated Cambodian Christian Folktale

    Forrest, your book sounds wonderful. Please don't pay someone thousands of dollars to publish your book. There are better ways. You can do it yourself through Kindle and CreateSpace. There's also a small publisher that charges no fee. You might want to check it out. Here's the link to a thread about them. May the Lord bless your work and may it bless many.
  18. DrRita

    Writing/editing Software

    If you mean Kindle as in ebook? I have a Kindle version of my novel on Amazon that I did through Creatspace.
  19. DrRita

    Writing/editing Software

    I guess there are a lot of programs that do write screenplays, there is always the free version of celtix also you are just learning.. And true, Final Draft is not cheap but as you noted, Nicholas, not formatting correctly is a bit red flag for agents and readers. Thanks for your input!
  20. Rick D

    Looking For Guest Writers!

    Hello Shoaib. If you are still interested, please shoot me an email 414RickD@gmail.com
  21. Katherine Johnston

    Prayers For Cw Member

    Praying for all!
  22. carolinamtne

    Illustrated Cambodian Christian Folktale

    Obviously someone is an artist, as well!
  23. suspensewriter

    How To Pick A Good Editor.

    Just so, RAD.
  24. RADerdeyn

    How To Pick A Good Editor.

    I've been offline for a while, but i"m baaack. I've self published one book (it was edited), and have a second in process (already edited). Here are a few observations/lessons: My first editor was good, technically, but she made a few suggestions I didn't agree with, so I did those passages my way. But at least I saw what she suggested and could make a conscious decision to disagree. I had literally reviewed my book eight or ten times, and she still made some very good suggestions that I just missed on my own. I found her though research on writer sites and looking at recommendations. For the second book, I wanted to try someone who I thought could give me more developmental suggestions. When I say the first editor was "technically" good, I mean she caught grammar and punctuation issues, but she made very few plot/character suggestions. And to be fair, I hired her looking for a copy editor and that is what she did. So, I found another editor who purported to be more broad. No such luck. If anything, she was less technically astute (or I am so much better a writer I don't make those mistakes anymore ) Interestingly enough, In the mean time, I found a critique partner on this site who is doing a marvelous job of critiquing my book and giving me a wealth of plot and character suggestions. Once I finish incorporating her suggestions, I will go back and get the story re-edited. I feel like the second book (this is a series) will be a much more rounded story when I am through) So, my recommendations: 1. If possible, find a critique partner who has actually written something you find well done and interesting. Get them to read the story before you go to an editor. 2. Find an editor by word of mouth, or by surfing sites that post editors for hire. Almost all of them will edit a portion of your book for free so you can see if they are right for you. Do they try to change your voice or story beyond recognition - that's a resounding no. But be honest, if they find something that just doesn't work. Certainly have them explain why and if you agree, go with it. If not, keep looking.
  25. lynnmosher

    Background Sound To Help You Concentrate?

    Yup, you're right.
  26. Alley

    Background Sound To Help You Concentrate?

    I find the less air movement there is, the worse it gets. Being in a soundproof room during my oldest hearing test was the worst!
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