Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
Rather than use common verbs, use specific verbs that fit your story, your characters, and each scene. Direct events and emotion through the choice of specific rather than general verbs.
There’s a difference between Amazon’s Look Inside and Search Inside book features—Are you taking advantage of Search Inside to browse through books?
Is it couple or couple of? is one use right and the other wrong? Or are there options? Is couple ever an adjective?
Entertain the reader by telling a good story. Make readers want to read what you write.
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Use font styles to make formatting for print easier and faster.
When you’re in a position to tell writers that a story needs more work before it’s published, tell them. Don’t let writers strut proudly around thinking they’ve mastered storytelling techniques, the fiction elements, and grammar if they haven’t. Share your knowledge.
Formatting a manuscript for a print book isn’t hard, but you’ll want to take advantage of the expertise of book designers. Start formatting by deciding on three major issues—trim, font, and margin sizes.
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