An editorial style sheet is a mini rule book for your book manuscript. While editors use style sheets regularly, writers can also benefit from this handy tool. Here we describe what a style sheet is, what goes into one, and how it helps your writing project.
An index is more than a list: it’s a detailed map of your book that helps your readers find what they want. This article covers why you might want an index, the types of indexes, and three critical points should you go the indexing route.
When you increase accessibility in your print and ebooks for readers who are blind or have limited vision, you achieve better usability for everyone. Use these tips and tech tools to broaden your reach.
In case you missed them the first time around, here are Clear Sight Books’ top 10 blog posts for 2020–along with a little commentary. Discover your fellow authors’ biggest concerns.
In this 45-minute One Word Conversation, William Brown and I talk about the word “discover”—what we are in search of and what we want or fear to find. We touch on some surprisingly weighty writing issues: voice, procrastination, process, avoidance, and more.
Whether you’re writing a blog or a book, you want it to be clean and understandable. Here are 9 of my favorite editing and proofreading tips and tricks.
As a first-time author, there are many possible tools and platforms you could use. Here’s a high-level overview of the Amazon ecosystem for authors that covers your FAQs about print books, ebooks, audiobooks, promotion, and reviews.
Writing a book and frustrated with drafting initial content? Maybe you should speak your book. It can speed up the process and deepen the content. Here are reasons to try this, some tips on process, and tools to get you going.
Affinity mapping is a quick way to brainstorm, categorize, and make order of ideas. Use it for books, business planning, or personal priorities. Here’s how, starting with the sticky notes.
Professional speakers have made ALL the mistakes. The post covers 7 of them. Read on to learn from pro speakers’ most embarrassing, stupid, and just plain funny moments.
Most of us do not have the skills or capacity to write and publish a book all on our own. This post explores the roles involved, how to decide what support you need, and my number one recommendation.
Writers have long created rituals around writing. Those writing rituals can be even more effective if they incorporate energy rituals. This article covers the 4 dimensions of energy. Learn to manage them with rituals and they become powerful allies in service of your writing.