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  • Formatting Paperbacks – My Checklist

    Happy Saturday, everyone! I am in the throes of formatting my third novella, “The Secret Slipper,” so formatting is on the brain for sure. I had thought about doing a formatting tutorial, but a video would probably work better than text for that—and I have a cold, so video isn’t happening this weekend. Authors use […]

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  • Atlas’ Tool Box: World Building – Staying Consistent

    This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Atlas’ Tool Box – World Building

    This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Atlas’ Tool Box – World BuildingWorld Building: Staying Consistent The world you’ve created, if only in your head for now, is the setting or stage upon which the more interesting thing happens. The more interesting thing is, presumably, your story. You have a point to […]

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  • How to Never Lose Your Work

    If you’ve been writing for very long, you’ve likely experienced the horrific feeling of losing some or all of your book manuscript. I’d like to share some methods you can use to keep from ever losing part of your work again. 1. Make Multiple Copies Manually Save a copy on your computer, save another copy […]