Author Tools and Resources
Welcome to my author tool and resources page. I am so glad you have taken the time to check it out. I will post all the tools I use and referral information from other artists, editors, and publisher services.Are you a new author and looking to expand your list of tools? I am sure you are like me and have spent hours researching all of the steps in self-publishing. There are so many steps you need to take to publish your book. I will provide tools to help you along the way. I offer my help and advice because I truly believe we all thrive when we lift each other up. Please leave your comments or send me an email with your questions. If there is something that you would like to see here, let me know. Alan@AlanWild.us
Are you looking for an editor that specializes in editing LGBTQ books and other writings? Below you will find information for Nicholas Taylor with JustWriteRight.co.uk
Nicholas Taylor of Just Write Right
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Check out Nicholas Taylor's Blog below. www.JustWriteRight.co.uk
Whatever the weather
The weather: cliché or clever? Here’s some hints about deciding what to do with meteorological conditions in your fiction writing.
The art of juggling
Ask any freelancer, be it editorial or another profession, and they will tell you how hard it can be. But they’ll tell you as many reasons for going freelance.
What do you get?
What do you get back after your edit or proofread?
How much should I write?
One of the most frequently asked questions is: how long should my book be? This week, we’ll look at length (keep the jokes to yourself!).
My self-publishing journey: part one
This is going to be a little different from my normal blog posts. An occasional series of blogs, charting my journey to self-publishing. This isn’t my first self-publishing adventure: I first published in 2016. But now, having done lots of editorial training, I’m going back and re-releasing my first book.
What is creative non-fiction?
Anything made up is fiction. Anything with facts is non-fiction. So what exactly is creative non-fiction and why does it need editing in the same ways as fiction?
How to save money and make your editor or proofreader happy
You’re a self-publishing author? You’re on a limited budget. You want to make the most of editing and proofreading. Here are five simple ways that you can do to make the most of any editorial experience.
I still haven’t found what I’m looking for
Oh no! I’ve just realised thatfor the last eighteen chapters of misspelt the London Borough of Haringey as Harringay (a district within that same borough – it’s just asking for trouble isn’t it!).
Doing it proper: using capitals properly for people
We all know that names need capital letters. My name is Nick. See, there’s the capital ‘N’. I’m so important that I get a capital letter at the beginning of my name. That’s an easy example but it’s not always straightforward.
Genre: Does it matter?
Genre is a lovely way for your local bookshop, library or internet retailer to classify and sort books. But as a writer, does genre really matter? Does worrying about genre mean you will pigeonhole yourself?