Monthly Archives: January 2012

Not just any book… YOUR BOOK!

At Rakestraw Book Design and Your Master Class, we want you to have the best book possible. Not just any book… YOUR BOOK! We work with you, helping you manifest your story, your characters and getting your book the way … Continue reading

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Before You Send it to the Editor

You’ve finished your masterpiece and now you’re ready to send it out to the first editor you can find, right? Wrong. There is still a lot you can do to make sure your manuscript is ready for the editor. By … Continue reading

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Our Interview at Edin Road

We did an interview on BlogTalk Radio today. For once, the shoe was on the other foot for John. He got to answer questions instead of ask them. He brought me on and I answered some editing questions… check it … Continue reading

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Torture Your Characters

While you don’t have to be a member of the Spanish Inquisition, it is your job, as an author, to torture your characters. Of course, torture can take many forms. You don’t have to tie your characters to the rack … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission

You’ve written your book and have decided to submit it to an agent or small publisher. Before you just shoot your chapters or full manuscript off into cyberspace, make sure you’ve prepped it. Lack of preparation could mean you’re turned … Continue reading

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