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Inventing Reality Editing Service
Hudson, WI
Rob Bignell, Editor
Interests: Editing, Self-Publishing, Writing, Marketing
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Writers always should outline their story before penning it – but just how should they go about the process of outlining? What would an outline look like? There are as many different approaches to outlining as there are writers. Some prefer paragraph summaries. Others like the elementary school 1, 1A,... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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Once you’ve come up with a great story idea, always take a good amount of time thinking about how it will unfold. You can do so by outlining the story. If you’re among those who eschew outlining, don’t kid yourself. You probably already are outlining the story in your head... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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“Every idea is my last. I feel sure of it. So, I try to do the best with each as it comes and that’s where my responsibility ends. But I just don’t wait for ideas. I look for them. Constantly. And if I don't use the ideas that I find,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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Professional Book Editor: Having your novel, short story or nonfiction manuscript proofread or edited before submitting it can prove invaluable. In an economic climate where you face heavy competition, your writing needs a second eye to give you the edge. I can provide that second eye. <A HREF=“http://ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_cw&ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fkiersfam-20%2F8010%2F106865e2-a4a3-45dc-80f0-afd69d56aaf0&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A> Related... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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• Sell more books via email marketing campaign • Try these topics for email marketing campaigns • How to construct your email marketing message • How to know if your email marketing is working • BONUS: “Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe.” Professional... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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Learn More About Self-Publishing: Whether writing a novel or nonfiction, whether planning to print a paperback or an ebook, 7 Minutes a Day to a Self-Published Book guides you through the self-publishing process, from the title page to the index, from designing a cover to formatting your text. <A HREF=“http://ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_cw&ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fkiersfam-20%2F8010%2F106865e2-a4a3-45dc-80f0-afd69d56aaf0&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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A recent editing client has published her husband’s first book posthumous. Last spring, Linda Cauley approached me about editing and self-publishing her recently deceased husband’s notes – a lexicon of two collections of works by famous British humorists P.G. Wodehouse. Well, last weekend John T. Cauley Jr.’s “Help, P.G., I'm... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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Science fiction stories typically arise from a novum, a scientifically plausible concept that is a “reality” in the tale. The novum might be an mechanical device like robot servants, artificial intelligence, or faster-than-light spacecraft; it also can be a hypothetical idea such as “The Earth is a scientific experiment run... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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• Give readers sleepless nights with narrative drive • How to create suspense in your fiction story • Use pacing to maintain sense of tension in story • Add ticking clock to create sense of urgency • Add reaction shots to heighten dramatic tension • Heighten tension with consistent point... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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“The first draft reveals the art; revision reveals the artist.” - Michael Lee “Optimism is a perfectly legitimate response to failure.” - Stephen King “With writing, we have second chances.” - Jonathan Safran Foer “A good book isn’t written, it’s rewritten.” - Phyllis A. Whitney “You let the story cool... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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A recent editing client has published her husband’s first book posthumous. Last spring, Linda Cauley approached me about editing and self-publishing her recently deceased husband’s notes – a lexicon of two collections of works by famous British humorists P.G. Wodehouse. Well, last weekend John T. Cauley Jr.’s “Help, P.G., I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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How can we make our relationship work? It’s a common question in romantic relationships and for good reason. Often people deeply in love with one another struggle with how they can stay together or build a meaningful bond that fulfills them for the rest of their lives. So why not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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How to Market Your Book: 7 Minutes a Day to Promoting Your Book shows how to develop a strategy that will get articles about your self-published book in newspapers, magazines, on radio and television programs, posted on blogs, and linked to on websites, while landing you book signings and readings,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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A recent editing client, Mary Ann Tippett, has published her first novel, “Clara and Pig.” The novel tells the tale of Clara, who her son moved to be near him in Vermont due to her dementia. There’s just one problem: Clara hates Vermont. After all, there’s a squirrel murderer on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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These two words mean exactly the same thing – but one is wrong and the other is correct depending on where you are in the world. Offence with a c is the preferred spelling in Britain and British English. Offense with an s is preferred in America and American English,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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Science fiction stories typically arise from a novum, a scientifically plausible concept that is a “reality” in the tale. The novum might be an mechanical device like robot servants, artificial intelligence, or faster-than-light spacecraft; it also can be a hypothetical idea such as “The Earth is a scientific experiment run... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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• Add color to your fiction manuscript • Treat readers to vivid passages in your story • Shun beautiful writing done for beauty’s sake • Stay inbounds when writing descriptively • Ensure descriptive details aren’t just chrome • Incorporate imagery into your story • Layer story’s imagery with symbolic meaning... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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“Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems.” - John Barton “...have good sentences in your ears.” - Jane Kenyon “Poems are never finished - just abandoned.” - Paul Valéry “The moment of change is the only poem.” - Adrienne Rich “Poems get to the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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Professional Book Editor: Having your novel, short story or nonfiction manuscript proofread or edited before submitting it can prove invaluable. In an economic climate where you face heavy competition, your writing needs a second eye to give you the edge. I can provide that second eye. <A HREF=“http://ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_cw&ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fkiersfam-20%2F8010%2F106865e2-a4a3-45dc-80f0-afd69d56aaf0&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A> Related... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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• Why bookstores don't carry self-published books • How to get your title into bookstores • Ask for title in bookstore • How to get into Barnes & Noble's online catalog • BONUS: "Keep writing...Even in the moments when it's so hurtful to think about writing." – Heather Armstrong Professional... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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A variety of potential problems can create problems for indie authors starting their own business. Oftentimes, this arrives as murky business advice and gray legal areas. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about those many issues: • Should I copyright my book? • Do I need trademark protection?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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Among the more interesting idioms in our language is souped up, which describes a car that has been modified to go fast. On its face, the idiom makes no sense – soup hardly is “fast,” after all. Indeed, suped up seems to make more sense, as you can modify a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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Science fiction stories typically arise from a novum, a scientifically plausible concept that is a “reality” in the tale. The novum might be an mechanical device like robot servants, artificial intelligence, or faster-than-light spacecraft; it also can be a hypothetical idea such as “The Earth is a scientific experiment run... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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How to Write a Bestselling Novel: In 7 Minutes a Day to Your Bestseller, writers receive expert advice on topics like motivating yourself to write, starting your story with exciting opening lines, creating intriguing characters, mastering the craft of writing to elevate your style, and pitching your story to potential... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” - Maya Angelou “A story trapped inside your head is like a disease. You won’t be healed until you get it out.” - Niq Mhlongo “I always dream of a pen that would be a syringe.” - Jacques... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Inventing Reality Editing Service