All Posts by Jaqueline Kyle

The great debate: When is your manuscript ready for a second pair of eyes?

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The great debate: When is your manuscript ready for a second pair of eyes? It’s important to get outside feedback. Even the most organized writer can lose sight of the forest and only see the trees. There is a tendency to delay until you can “make it perfect.” However, the longer you wait, the harder […]

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How Many Pages In My Book

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Most first-time writers wonder How Many Pages In My Book; What page count they should shoot for. There is a misconception here, however, because your final book may be formatted to a size that would increase or decrease the page count of your book. Ebooks don’t even have “pages” only file sizes! The best rule […]

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eBook or Traditional Book

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Ebook or Traditional Book?  Many “soon to be authors” don’t know which way to go. Why limit yourself to just one? You might think your target audience is going to be the ebook crowd, but it is just as likely that it will catch on as a gift which most people still give in paper […]

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What Kind Of Editor Do You Need?

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There are two major kinds of editing that your manuscript will need to go through before it is published. What kind of editor do you need?  Content versus grammar? Let’s look at the difference between the two A content editor makes sure your book makes sense, logically tracks, stays on topic and isn’t bloated. When […]

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Writer’s Block

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You have an idea… but as hard as you try, it stays an idea. You struggle to put anything down on paper. Writer’s block effects everyone at one time or another. Here are a couple hints to get you through the rough patch. Discipline – Sitting down to write every day, whether you feel like […]

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What Is A Ghost Writer?

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I get this strange look when I tell people I’m a ghost writer. It’s a look that says, “You’re not a ghost. I’m looking straight at you!”   So what is a ghost writer?   A ghost writer is an immensely talented mimic that authors the book as if someone else was writing it. Weird, […]

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Driving Seth Godin!

Years ago, I slipped into the back row of the Sydney Opera House and watched a violinist practice. He wasn’t young. He was obviously talented. But he would go over the same refrain, the same theme, over and over again. I wasn’t supposed to be there. I doubt he was aware of my presence. It […]

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November is here and NaNoWriMo is in full swing!

November is here and NaNoWriMo is in full swing! If you are not familiar with NaNoWriMo, it is National Novel Writing Month – the time of year when thousands of fiction writers attempt to start and finish a 50,000+ word novel in a month.  Sounds crazy, right? The program helps potential authors find the inspiration, […]

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