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The Automatic Table of Contents: Your Se...

The Automatic Table of Contents: Your Secret Writing Weapon

You start with a writing plan—maybe it’s a mind map, maybe a detailed point-by-point outline, maybe just five key points and a few jotted subpoints. It’s your choice, depending on whether you’re a pantser or a plotter, whether you’re doing self-contained or emergent writing. Now you start writing. As the pages grow (because you are super-committed […]

Considering Scrivener? Here’s My (Cautio

Considering Scrivener? Here’s My (Cautious) Endorsement

If you’re working on a book, at some point you will curse the clunkiness of Word (too many clicks!) or the inadequacy of Google Docs (not enough functionality!). As your manuscript grows and morphs into sections and chapters, you will think, “There’s got to be a better way.” If you hang around other writers, you […]

Three Great Things about Print-on-Demand...

Three Great Things about Print-on-Demand (POD)

Print-on-demand (POD) is one of the wonders of the modern world (along with crunchy Cheetos and Netflix). Rather than having to print thousands of copies of a book to achieve any efficiency of scale, POD allows authors and publishers to use digital technology to print only as many copies of books as are ordered—when they […]