New Series of Writing/Editing Blogs starting after Labor Day

I’ve worked in the editing/writing field for close to 30 years. I saw the old-fashioned way of getting a book, business article, academia work, technical report, newspaper, newsletter, poem, song published. Now, I’m using the new, rapid, technology-based Internet publishing through my company Clasid Consultants Publishing.

Whew! Hold the world still so I can get off! That’s how I felt at first. I just couldn’t see how the two disciplines could meet in the middle. There are pros and cons to both. But with a little work, imagination, and creativity, I realized you didn’t have to sacrifice the high quality of the slow, old-fashioned publishing process to the super-fast technology of the Internet. You can have both!

Starting after Labor Day (yikes! Next week!), I will be doing a series of blogs on how the old versus the new can be combined to best represent your literary achievements and especially, YOURSELF!

Some of these tricks of the trade are quick, easy fixes that can add so much to the finished product. Some are more involved, but still do-able for all authors, aspiring first-timers to seasoned authors who use to let the publishing house handle all the details. Don’t you want to be involved in the process every step of the way?
Control is a powerful tool, when you know how to use it.

Just like any other talent, writing must be studied, learned, practiced, and adjusted to fit your audience, your budget, and your timeframe. Maybe you’re writing the right stuff, but showing it to the wrong people. Maybe you’re spending money to make money, but you never make any money. Maybe it takes you too long to complete your writing project, or you’re writing it too fast and leaving out the formatting, proofreading, editing that is essential to getting the manuscript read. I’ll have some free helpful hints to aid you in your research, your preparation, and your publishing.

Please share my free class/blog with your friends, work associates, and even your family. After all, who supports you the most in any writing endeavor, but your family? Whether it is fiction, nonfiction, a resume, a dissertation, or a personal journal?

Don’t be afraid, and don’t give up. We can learn together as we go through this evolving process. Suggestions and comments are always welcomed.

Until next week, enjoy the Holiday and let’s get down to work . . . together.

DEBORAH A. BOWMAN, PUBLISHED AUTHOR, POET, SPEAKER, WRITER/EDITOR

8 thoughts on “New Series of Writing/Editing Blogs starting after Labor Day

    1. As soon as I wrote to you, I posted a new blog. Low-and-behold . . . ask and you shall receive . . . at the top of your blog page is a reblog button. Press it, reblog me, and let me help your followers, too. I’ve been doing publishing a long time. I can publish eBooks on amazon.com for anyone who needs help. Authors needs to stick together and help each other. It’s a tough world out there. Love is karma. Debbie

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  1. Thank you for your very kind words! There is a way for you to re-blog or re-tweet my blogs to all your followers. I’m not exactly sure how to do it on wordpress, even though I’ve done it on twitter. I’m a newbie to wordpress.com. But, as I have mentioned in my blogs, I have a long history of writing, editing, and publishing. Sooooo . . . . I’ll find out and get back with you–hopefully, by tomorrow. Thanks again. Debbie

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    1. I wrote a review on Amazon.com on “Afternoon Delights.” I enjoyed it very much. Keep writing. I plan on reading another of your books in the future. I hope you will check out my full-length Contemporary Women’s/Erotica novel on amazon. I would love to hear your opinion. Thanks for contacting me! I enjoy hearing from you.
      Debbie

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      1. Thank you for the great review. As a novice at the editing thing, even though I have a friend who helps, I am sure me missed things. If you could point us in the area to review, we would be thankful. (E-mail me if you can.)
        As to your book, I will get it soon and read it, Sadly I am no great on reading. I tend to be a lot slower reading than writing. I will get to it however.
        Ri

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      2. bookwriter2013,

        LIVING IN A SHADOW is a long novel. I have another one in the making, if I could just get time to type it! It’s all in my head! I do love to read, much to my downfall, when I should be writing. So don’t think you have to return the favor, tit-for-tat. I have two short novellas on amazon as well in the Paranormal Crime Series genre. Not erotica, but people seem to like them. I’ll look back at my notes on my Kindle and see what editorially jumped out at me on AFTERNOON DELIGHTS. See if there’s a pattern I can help you with. I just published my second novella, STROKE OF MIDNIGHT!, in the series. I’ve replaced the manuscript twice–once for rewriting, the second time to minimize my Author’s Notes at the back of the novella, and I found a few, little typos I made. So I read the whole thing again last night–couldn’t sleep. I found 8 or 9 small goofs! I was so mad at myself. I used the word “screen” for “scream.” Disgusting! But back to one of my blogs, “You can’t proofread your own stuff!” Anyway, I’ll be switching the ms out on STROKE OF MIDNIGHT, one more time. Are you familiar with the book, “APE (Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur)”? I highly recommend it. It was suggested to me by an established author of long standing. Good luck and let’s stay in touch! –Debbie

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