I can't begin to thank everyone for their suppport over the last two weeks while I was recuperating from surgery. Your prayers, emails and phone calls were very much appreciated and very humbling. The good news is that I am back at work and ready for action. Not writing was extremely frustrating for me because it is ingrained in me. When I don't write, I feel as if something is missing in my life so I am very happy to report that I have made progress on my next book SECRET ROMANCES: A FORBIDDEN THIRST FOR LOVE. If all goes well, that book should be available in January of 2020. So, stayed tuned on those updates.
I often review and edit other author's manuscripts and guide them through the publication process. I get extreme pleasure in seeing a book come to life. With that said, I also see many errors that authors make and I try to guide them so that they don't make that mistake again. This week was no different as I took on a new client and helped another client through writer's block. I made the suggestion that when an author drafts thier manuscript, the format should be in the size of the finished product. By that I mean that the margin need to be set to industry publication standards and the paper size should be set to the finished book's size. Too many times I receive a manuscript that is not layed out properly. The size was set at 8.5 by 11 inches which in reality reflects a senior high school term paper. If you are serious about writing a novel or a non-fiction book, then you must format your document before you begin writing. Be certain to set your margins and your papersize. There are pleanty of Youtube videos that can walk you through the process. That is my tip of the day.
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If you like stories about vampires, then you'll like "I'm Glad You're Dead: The Preternatural Chronicles" by Hunter Blain. Check it now on Amazon.
ABOUT THE BOOK
After helplessly witnessing the execution of his family, John is approached by a strange man that promises the power of revenge, for a price; his life for the ability to walk the mortal plane for eternity. Fast forward several hundred years where John finds himself with an unlikely ally, Father Thomes Philseep. Together, they have the holy mission of doing God’s will by protecting this plane from the nefarious evil that seeks the end of times. After centuries of feeding on mortal blood, if John’s blackened soul can get a little bleaching at the same time, well, all the better. Too bad the warlock, Nathanial Locke, who is a lackey of Satan himself, has other plans in mind for John. Despite his platinum tongue and razer whit, John might need some help from a supernatural buddy who has a hankering for meat and sheds in the winter. Follow John the vampire as he travels through the centuries learning his powers with his teacher, Ulric, and fighting to control his supernatural predatory side to use his powers for good.
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