Wouldn’t it be great if our first draft of any written piece was “publishing-ready?” Is that an impossible ask? Are not our fresh ideas the best ideas? Have you been working on a book for a period of time, and you just hate thinking, knowing it needs revisions, but...read more
Do You Need a Preface, Foreword, or Prologue for Your Book? What determines whether you should have one or not?
First of all, what is the difference between a prologue, a preface, and a forward, and do either of these belong in your book? Prologue — An introduction that sets the scene for the story to come. Preface — An introduction written by the primary author(s) to provide...read more
I get asked a lot how I wrote my first book? And why did I decide to write it in the first place?
The truth is I never planned to write a book. I was a journalist, and to me, about 1500 words were my limit, and then I was done.
Books are too difficult and take too long to write.
That was then, and this is now. I’ve written and had traditionally published two books, and I’m working on a third.read more
Just writing about plagiarism makes me nervous. It’s such an important part of my world and so easy to do, I probably over check my work, paragraph by paragraph.read more
It’s never enough to remind ourselves about the deep dives online that get us in trouble by not looking critically at websites when we are looking for information online. Every day there is another scam and misinformation for the unsuspecting. So, below are tips to...read more
While the Internet is magic in that it brings the world to your fingertips, it is also a big problem if you don’t follow some basic rules. There is a lot of junk and misinformation out there and you can get into a lot of trouble if you are not careful and discerning....read more