Author Archives: Toni Rakestraw

Jan-Feb Issue of Self-Publisher’s Monthly

It’s that time again! Don’t forget to go to your favorite ebook outlet and pick up this month’s copy of Self-Publisher’s Monthly. This month is full of all sorts of great information writers can use, all for the low, low … Continue reading

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No More Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am

Photo courtesy of imagerymajestic on freedigitalphotos.net Okay, it’s been awhile since my last post, and I apologize. I’ve been insanely busy editing, and for that I’m grateful. In fact, I should be editing right now, but this post idea won’t … Continue reading

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Nov-Dec Issue Self-Publisher’s Monthly!

The new issue of Self-Publisher’s Monthly is out! Why am I excited? Well, not only am I a contributing editor to this fine publication, but every month, you are treated to a plethora (yes, I said plethora!) of fine articles … Continue reading

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Here is our NaNoWriMo package for FREE to help with the fantastic craft of writing…

Writers get your pen, pencil, and fingers ready for a month of writing. NaNoWriMo is coming soon… November 1st! I talk the craft of writing with the Masters themselves… the Writers! Over 50+ Videos and and many talented writers have … Continue reading

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Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo

Yes, it’s that time again! Writers everywhere are plotting and planning as they get ready to dive into the trenches of NaNoWriMo. What’s NaNoWriMo, you may ask? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it takes place in November. … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Manuscript

You’ve finally done it… written your novel. It’s complete. All those words down in one place. And you’re no fool. You’ve got an editor all lined up.  But wait. Is it really ready for the editor yet? When you say … Continue reading

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Different Approaches to Outlining

Outlining. For a lot of writers, that’s a bad word. It makes them cringe or run screaming for the door. Well, I’m here to tell you that outlining can be your friend. It wants you to scritch it behind the … Continue reading

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Using a Plan

I just got a new book yesterday: Outlining Your Novel by K. M. Weiland. I’m really excited about this book and I’ll tell you why. John and I are starting our next book, and as much as I’d like to … Continue reading

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Get the Most for Your Editing Buck

No, this isn’t a sale. We covered this topic in a Google Hangout on Air. Believe it or not, there are ways to make sure you get the most out of your editing dollar. If you go back through the … Continue reading

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The Art of Character by David Corbett Giveaway

Today we’re doing something special. Not only do we have a fabulous interview with author David Corbett about characterization (everyone should read this interview… you’ll learn a LOT!), but if you post a comment, you’ll be entered for a chance … Continue reading

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