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Self-Publishers Coalition

Here is where the Revolution moves forth! The Self-Publishers Coalition is where independent content creators, writers, artists, filmmakers and more can come to pool the vast resources available among our fellow Self-Publishers.

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10 Ways to promote your book without spending a cent

Started by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin. Last reply by ARCELIUS SCOTT Oct 5. 6 Replies

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BLACK OWNED BOOK STORES LIST 2017

Started by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin. Last reply by H. Wolfgang Porter Jul 11. 1 Reply

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The 'Situation is Grim', but you can quit or go forward....

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CONVENTION CHECKLIST FOR VENDORS

Started by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin. Last reply by Aaron-Michael May 1. 9 Replies

OK Everyone,Here is a list of suggested items to have on hand at conversions and events.Please feel free to add to this or field any questions you have.BSFS CONVENTION CHECK LIST …Continue

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Comment by Stephen Alexander on August 10, 2017 at 7:21am

I have a group of 100 members on BlackJunction.com called WritersAuthors&Bloggers Promo. Basically, I want you to post there and promote your works. Only one story a day, same story once a week. 

https://blackjunction.com/WritingPromotionGroup'

Show the world of BlackJunction what you've been working on, no matter how old it is! Unless it's awful, in which case, don't share it.

Comment by Patrice Suncircle on May 9, 2017 at 6:53pm

Editing is of utmost importance. I have also started a web page with Weebly. Trying to find as much time as I can to work on that.

Comment by Miriam Ruff on May 1, 2017 at 8:48am

I am an editor as well as a writer, and I would be interested in helping edit/proof anyone's work. Editing is an absolutely critical part of the writing process. You can find out more about me and see samples at www.bumbershootwriting.com.

Comment by Cedric Crawley on May 1, 2017 at 2:48am
Thus is absolutely true. I proofread each of my manuscripts in excess of 7-8 times all the way through. I still find slight spelling, grammatical, or clarity issues. An editor - one you trust to appreciate your writing style and voice, but at the same time to be tough and constructively critical - is essential for a serious writer.
Comment by Thomas Lee Howell on April 29, 2017 at 11:46am

I work as a script doctor and manuscript editor. I have helped over a hundred fellow writers since 1999.

Comment by Crystal Skye on September 3, 2016 at 7:38am

Ok thanks Wolfgang. Will be searching for an editor!

Comment by H. Wolfgang Porter on September 2, 2016 at 9:13pm

Crystal, you definitely need to get an editor or at the minimum a good proofreader. There's no way you'll catch everything 'cause you're too close to the work. Even when you set it down for a while and come back to it, you'll catch some things but stuff will slip by. An editor's job is to catch stuff and ask questions as to whether you 'mean what you say' on the page and offer suggestions to 'say it' in a manner that will be more succinct to readers.

Comment by Crystal Skye on September 2, 2016 at 7:37am

Thank you Patricia and H. Wolfgang!

You I have some beta readers. At this point I don't have an editor since I am self-publishing... I had to leave a writer's critique group because of how they critiqued. 

I will stick with beta readers (and pouring over my work several times) One of them is my closest friend who can be brutally honest. lol.  I feel blessed about that.

Once again thank you!

Comment by Patricia L Graham on September 2, 2016 at 6:06am

I get what Wolfgang says completely, having come across some really out there and wild comments on writing sites from people who hadn't read my narrative 'cept under some influence on spec - given I knew what happened and what hadn't in my shared extract.  However, to be fair, I have come across editors worth their weight who helped to transform someone's work to the utmost.  Obviously can be applied or a gift.  Luck of the draw and you need to grow a thick skin and keep your sense of humour ...

Comment by H. Wolfgang Porter on September 2, 2016 at 2:17am

Crystal, usually your editor and beta readers will do that for you. It's a risk getting someone who critiques as a service. You can't be certain how honest their assessment is and if they wild out on your work you paid them to do so.

 

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Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on October 20, 2017 at 5:24am 0 Comments

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Posted by Arnold L. Johnson on October 19, 2017 at 10:07am 0 Comments

OK, my latest thinking. The quonset has dormers on each side which is connected to stacked shipping containers. The sea-cons can be porches or room expansion. The quonset ends are flat so you can attach dome-like extensions. I used an octagonal shaped dome in keeping with standard 90 degree building technology. And yes, you don't have to use shipping containers, but they are ready-made steel frames. And you could just as well dock your tiny house on the side of the quonset.

Someone asked me what kind of people would live in my dwellings. I am a bungalow person, smallish but bigger than a tiny house. How to live in a smallish house is living in your mind instead of living by your body. The body requires space and stuff, both of which can be costly. But you can do whatever you imagine,…

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