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Writing Perspective and Experience

I am very enthusiastic about writing, but I am no expert. I make a large portion of my living by writing and ghostwriting. I have ghostwritten a little over 7000 articles for blogs and industry websites. I regularly create information products. I have a solid understanding of how to get paid as a writer in those areas, but I have very little knowledge or experience with the formal publication process.

Why am I here?

I want to learn and share ideas on writing. I also want to help where I can.


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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Yearling
Sep
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comment Can a likeable character be unsympathetic?
Your last paragraph describes like half of the villains in manga/anime. Most of those seem to become allies of the main character at a later point in the story, which I find interesting.
Sep
8
answered Can a likeable character be unsympathetic?
Sep
1
comment Best e-book formatting process?
Scrivener is pretty good, though it's export features don't offer much control. I had to keep extracting the output epub file and fixing it and then repackaging it again. But if you aren't doing more than a few books a year, it's not a bad option. The organization features are awesome during the writing process though. I really enjoy using scrivener + OneNote for research intensive projects. I don't use all that many of scrivener's features so I'm certain I'm not using it to its full potential.
Sep
1
comment Best e-book formatting process?
My workflow goes something like this. Create a new category for my new project. Start writing posts in that category. Add posts to subcategories which might be chapters or sections. When I'm ready to output it, I open my plugin page and it gives me back a zip file with everything I need. I point calibre at that and you know the rest from there I'm sure. This system works especially well for me due to volume. If you aren't producing multiple books/month then it's probably more setup work than it's worth. Because I do a high volume it is an indispensable part of my workflow.
Aug
31
answered What's the proper etiquette/format for updating a blog post?
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29
awarded  Editor
Aug
29
revised Best e-book formatting process?
added comment regarding a link posted by the original poster
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answered Best e-book formatting process?
Aug
27
answered Does a technical writer need a technical background?
Aug
27
answered If in real life the antagonist is often oneself, shouldn't it work in a full length novel?
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28
answered Is it wise to publish a novel as an e-book, and how would I do it?
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28
awarded  Supporter
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28
awarded  Teacher
Jul
28
answered How to make easy and fast money selling a short book (which is available for download)?
Jul
28
answered What tools do you use for your writing journal?
Jul
28
answered What are the advantages and disadvantages of digital rights management for self-published authors?