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  1. Typing A Book Manuscript

    Good grief! What did I start?
  2. Typing A Book Manuscript

    Yes, Suspensewriter is right. The book manuscript template already has those things.
  3. Typing A Book Manuscript

    Thanks, Lynn. I'm relieved. It was one I downloaded today from my Office 365, so SHOULD be recent? Thanks also to zx1ninja. I will look that up.
  4. The book manuscript template in MS Word says, ". Keep in mind while writing your manuscript that you should follow each sentence with two spaces." Is that true? If so I've got a lot of correcting to do!
  5. Flash Forward

    Thanks, both of you. This Flash Forward does, I think, move the story along and adds color, suspense and curiosity. Adds substance, too. I put it in and think it works. We'll see what an editor says when the time comes.
  6. Flash Forward

    Has anyone out there successfully used a Flash Forward? I would like to use that technique in one chapter. A website I found says, "... due to their immediacy, they can be a powerful way of delivering important information. ... they (can) allow you to show instead of telling the reader about an important event." Both of those reasons fit for me. I know it's not usually advised, but what do you think? Too risky?
  7. Pay-to-publish Recommendations?

    Thank you, David. I'm very glad to know about these avenues for help! I'm at least 18 months from being ready to supply a manuscript, but will definitely keep this in mind. No, I don't write romance. It's non-fiction.
  8. Pay-to-publish Recommendations?

    Thank you, Yashmea. That is helpful. I also hope others respond.
  9. Pay-to-publish Recommendations?

    Now it's my turn to say aha! Good idea, and just the kind of advice I'm looking fodr. Thank you!
  10. Pay-to-publish Recommendations?

    Thanks, Lynn. I guess I wasn't very clear. I know that pay-to-publish and vanity publishing are the same - just didn't want to make the title long enough to include both ways of saying it. And I know that they have been traditionally frowned upon but are becoming more acceptable, it seems. I also know that no matter what, marketing is mostly personal responsibility. What I meant by spending energy is in doing the formatting, graphics, etc. that Indie/self publishing requires. I have a physical condition that leaves me very little energy for extras like that. What I'm looking for is anyone's experience with something like Westbow vs. Amazon avenues or similar.
  11. I have just spent some time reading threads about Indie and self-publishing. Good stuff everyone - thank you! I would also appreciate comments about specific pay-to-publish houses, if naming names is allowed on this forum. I'm really not sure that I have the energy that y'all say is required for Indie or self publishing. What publishing houses would be my best pay-to-publish choice? Or not.
  12. My blog site is Great Life: Jesus, Polio and Me. After letting it slide for a long time, I started posting again this summer. Recent posts include Gainfully Employed Laugh A Little, Will Ya? Tethered And Free "Bad Legs" None of those will appear in the memoir I am writing. They are just random current thoughts. Fun to do. https://elinoryoung.wordpress.com
  13. Windows Speech Recognition

    Thank you, Arbie. Yes, that was helpful. It's is good to know the experience others have had using speech recognition programs, whichever one it is.
  14. Windows Speech Recognition

    Yes, that's true. It's part of the tutorial, too. What I'd like to know, though, is whether anyone thinks it saves them time in the long run.

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