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Okay, signed up, created a landing page and joined your promo. Hope I did everything right.
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Maggie Ann, not that I know of...but you might want to contact them.  Customer service has been very nice, when I've had questions.

Last day to sign up for anyone interested.  Thank you!

Okay, I see that I can do the annual plan for first time author for free and then if I decide to, I can go for the midlist plan. I'll do that and submit today.

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Maggie Ann, not that I know of...but you might want to contact them.  Customer service has been very nice, when I've had questions.

Last day to sign up for anyone interested.  Thank you!
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Writer 101 [Public] / Re: Prologue 'versus' Look Inside
« Last post by Jessica on December 12, 2019, 01:30:45 PM »
I like to think of prologues like those two to five minutes at the start of a series episode before the title card pops up. Something that hooks the reader/ viewer and sets the tone for the rest of the novel/ film. Sometimes it gives a hint that makes sense much later into the story or gives away some knowledge for suspense the main character doesn't have (like those crime series that start off with showing the murder the MC later has to resolve, or the villain planting the bomb that has to be found). Therefore I like to keep them short, usually just one scene that ends in a memorable picture. For a horror novel, as a reader, I would expect to be confronted with some slight horror that promises me a nasty ride ahead. 12 pages seems a bit much to me.
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Writer's Workshop [Public] / Re: Ummm... Really? (About a proofread)
« Last post by Mark Gardner on December 12, 2019, 12:20:31 PM »
Iíve been lucky to find a fantastic line editor. I expect sheíll point out flaws in the story, repetitive and repeated words, grammar issues, and repetitive and repeated words. Plus she swears (I donít trust people who donít swear). A proofreader I expect to catch grammar, spelling, punctuation, and oddities with em-dashes.
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Writer's Workshop [Public] / Re: Ummm... Really? (About a proofread)
« Last post by JRTomlin on December 12, 2019, 12:09:53 PM »
To be clear a proofreader should only correct errors not make or suggest stylistic changes. Not that you don't occasionally run into one who does, which I did recently and she lost my business.
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Writer 101 [Public] / Re: Prologue 'versus' Look Inside
« Last post by Lorri Moulton [Lavender Lass Books] on December 12, 2019, 10:48:51 AM »
I'm doing a time-travel story and it starts in the present.  There's an incident and she finds herself in the past.  The readers discover why/how it happened along with the main character. 

I don't know if that works in your story but thought I'd add my 2 cents.  :angel:
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Sales promos are relatively new.  I think they're a wonderful way to get books in front of readers and hopefully they BUY them...rather than only expect free stories. 

That being said, in the promos I host FREE is fine as is 99c or full price.  Up to the author to decide as it should be.  :dog1:

I have the perfect book for this promo but I don't belong to BF. Do they have thirty days free or a newbie coupon? I'd like to try it before I commit myself.

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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: The editing blues
« Last post by notthatamanda on December 12, 2019, 09:44:58 AM »
I reread the print version when I get it from my formatter, and I can't believe how many more errors I find. It never ends.
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: The editing blues
« Last post by W.R. Gingell on December 12, 2019, 09:38:11 AM »
I don't hate the process of editing (I do pretty light ones; tease out the threads that need more clarity with a few touches, fix up grammar and unclear sentences, fix dangling plot threads, etc) but I HATE transferring the changes from my hard copy edits to the computer. HATE IT.

And yes, I always do hard copy edits because I catch more that way, and can leave sticky notes for stuff I don't wanna fix by handwriting.

BUT WE HATES IT PRECIOUS.
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