Writing and Editing Tools for Self-publishing Indie Authors

This is a good list of software that will help you as a writer. None of it replaces a good human editor, but it will make you look better when you hand the manuscript over!

Welsh indie author Karl Drinkwater shares a handy guide to writing and editing apps to help you self-edit your work and make your self-published book the best

Source: Writing and Editing Tools for Self-publishing Indie Authors

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An Industry Pining for Bookstores | The Scholarly Kitchen

As brick and mortar book stores disappear, how does one “discover” new titles? Once discovered, what motivates the consumer to choose print or digital? Can we really blame Amazon, or are they just at the right place at the right time?

I do have to disagree with one of Mr. Esposito’s conclusions: I write because I have to and would do so even if my books didn’t generate any revenue!

An Industry Pining for Bookstores | The Scholarly Kitchen.

Want To Be Taken Seriously? Become a Better Writer | LinkedIn

I agree whole-heartedly with Mr. Kerpen. In this age of digital communication and self-publishing there seems to be a disconnect: “reality” writing should not translate into poor grammar, poor spelling, or just plain poor!

Want To Be Taken Seriously? Become a Better Writer | LinkedIn.

I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why. – Kyle Wiens – Harvard Business Review

Grammar has always been important in my writing life. I was astounded when an editor of one of my more recent books re-arranged a sentence so that it ended in a preposition. I wrote back: “A preposition is not something that you should an end a sentence with.” I never found out if they acknowledged  my tongue-in-cheek  response.

BTW, I should mention that the author of this blog entry did end one of his sentences with “with.” An over site, or did he just want to see how many people would notice?

This is a good read. Enjoy!

I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why. – Kyle Wiens – Harvard Business Review.