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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: Word repetition checker?
« Last post by TimothyEllis on January 26, 2021, 12:19:50 PM »
If the OP has in mind a checker that points out how often the most often words are used rather than just words used in repetition by mistake,

That needs clarification, because I assumed the latter.

This is is a problem.<<--- That's what I thought we were talking about.

If its how many times you use the word 'then' in the whole book, I used to search for it, and Word would tell you how many. Then check each one for if it was needed or not.

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I published today in the morning and it took about 3 hours.
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For me, it's always within 12 hours. But I've read of many other writer's that haven't been so lucky with it taking a few days, even longer (I'll keep my fingers crossed for the future).

With the series you've got going, put some serious thought into doing preorders (for 2nd/3rd book)--like Tim is saying^^. Preorders aren't too useful for 1st books, but for series books ready to go, you might get a lot of momentum.

People who are against preorders are often not considering the extra publicity through hot new releases, fans, and readers who are waiting to binge. But I do think that if you have a single book only, holding off on preorders might be wise (unless you already have a big fan base).

edit{ for clarity
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Last post by Juniper B on January 26, 2021, 08:39:52 AM »
2,402 words yesterday and still working on today. :)
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on January 26, 2021, 08:35:33 AM »
All downhill from the last post!  With 1,094 words on the 20th, I only had 620 words on the 21st, 565 on the 22nd, 547 on the 23rd and 644 on the 24th.  For today, so far, I have 580 for the humorous space opera and 74 for the serious space opera.  Seven chapters left to read through on the serious space opera.  This is, what?, my third time through?  And I've discovered the main character never actually figured out a minor puzzle he was supposed to solve nor was the answer revealed to him by another party.  I had thought one of the two had occurred but nope.

Also, really need to work on the cover in case I do decide to release the serious space opera.
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Do i push the button 24, 48 or 72 hours before i actually want it released?

I publish before going to bed at night and the book is live by morning.
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Art, Covers & Designs [Public] / Re: Where can I purchase space ship illustrations?
« Last post by Wonder on January 26, 2021, 05:26:27 AM »
Thanks, friends. I appreciate the pointers!
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Is anyone using Zoho forever free email?
« Last post by notthatamanda on January 26, 2021, 05:05:29 AM »
So now I have a mailchimp problem, I think.  I went to try to set up zoho on my google domain name. Zoho says to change the TXT in the DNS. I couldn't find anything referencing TXT in the DNS so I went clicking around and found that google would let me add an email address right there. So I did that. Then I went back to mailchimp and started a campaign. It has to verify that I can use notthatamanda@notthatamanda.net before it will accept it. So it sent me a verification code. Google forwarded that mail with the code from mailchimp to my private email account, so the google side is working, but I can't seem to get mailchimp to accept the verification code. Tried multiple times, it sent me two codes, it puts me in a loop where it says if you already have a code, click here, then it wants to send me another code.

Edit - it's working now. I did exactly the same thing I tried earlier but this time mailchimp didn't feel like messing with me I guess. One step closer to my first newsletter email thingy.  :banana:
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: Word repetition checker?
« Last post by Hopscotch on January 26, 2021, 04:14:41 AM »
If the OP has in mind a checker that points out how often the most often words are used rather than just words used in repetition by mistake, I'd like to hear solutions, too.  I use MSWord "find" to count words and phrases I suspect I use too often, then I edit down.  But I'd prefer a global checker to discover words I don't suspect.  WordClouds looks good but not quite as specific as I'd like.
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: Word repetition checker?
« Last post by TimothyEllis on January 26, 2021, 01:57:59 AM »
Word shows them to me as I go along.

How? Do you use an add-on?

No. It's an option somewhere. You turn it on and it grammar checks everything, and puts a red wavy line under duplicated words. (Might be blue.)

Most of the grammar it recommends is total crap, but it gets the duplicated words just fine.
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