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Inventing Reality Editing Service
Hudson, WI
Rob Bignell, Editor
Interests: Editing, Self-Publishing, Writing, Marketing
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A long-time editing client, Jana Meador, has published her latest children’s book. “Vole Bunch of Fun” follows the adventures of the Vole family, seven adorable burrowing creatures who keep managing to find trouble in their Alaskan village home. Under the watchful eye of Mama, there's no end to the excitement... Continue reading
Posted 29 minutes 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 yesterday at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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Many writers will tell you “there’s no system” to writing a book. They’re right in that the craft of writing can’t be reduced to an assembly line production, at least not unless you wish to churn out cookie-cutter stories and ultimately be incredibly dissatisfied with your passion. But there is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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“You can make anything by writing.” - C.S. Lewis “If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.” - Peter Handke “All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.” - Nietzsche “Words are loaded pistols.”... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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Every success story begins with a dream. If you dream of being a professional, published author, that success story requires believing in yourself and in knowing that your efforts will lead to triumph. Read the motivational blog entry this quotation came from by clicking on the quote card. Professional Book... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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In an era when YouTube and television dominate, including visuals in your workshop presentations is vital. Text on a large screen, photographs, and charts all can help the audience better follow your points and keep their attention. Fortunately, putting together visuals for presentations doesn’t require hiring expensive marketing companies or... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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One way authors can utilize their books to make money beyond selling copies is by offering workshops. As an author – especially if of a nonfiction book – you’re an expert on the topic you wrote about and so can teach others about it. Pay will pay for expert advice,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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Three recent editing clients have published their first book, which aims to help college students cope with a variety of mental health issues. “Mental Health and the Adaptation to College: A Handbook for Residence Advisors Paperback,” by Philip K. McCullough MD,‎ Kristen M Granchalek, LCSW, and Chris Ogle, MA, was... Continue reading
Posted 7 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 Nov 14, 2017 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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• Crack a joke – but only for a good reason • Delete nulls from your novel, short story • Don't be guilty of polysyllabism (Huh?) • Why you should avoid being sensational • Vary syntax to give writing flavor, texture • Watch for verb tense shifts in your writing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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• Crack a joke – but only for a good reason • Delete nulls from your novel, short story • Don't be guilty of polysyllabism (Huh?) • Why you should avoid being sensational • Vary syntax to give writing flavor, texture • Watch for verb tense shifts in your writing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” - Neil Gaiman “No one has the right to enter literature without fresh new... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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Every success story begins with a dream. If you dream of being a professional, published author, that success story requires believing in yourself and in knowing that your efforts will lead to triumph. Read the motivational blog entry this quotation came from by clicking on the quote card. Professional Book... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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As an author, you want to build a brand. And for any author, his or her name almost always is the brand. Readers look forward to their favorite author’s next book. If you’re on of those favorites, that means they liked the first book they read of yours and have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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One great way for authors to generate business is a membership site. This is a private website that people pay a monthly fee to join so they can receive exclusive content and usually the ability to interact with one another. Among the unique content you might include are monthly seminars,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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When writing academic papers or nonfiction books, you’ll likely needed to include the thoughts and observation of experts to bolster your positions or explain your points. These experts’ statements can be presented either as direct quotations and as paraphrases. A direct quotation provides the expert’s words exactly as they were... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 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 Nov 7, 2017 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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• Improve story's pacing by deleting authorisms • Avoid clever-author syndrome in storytelling • Use fragments for rhetorical effect • Avoid card tricks in the dark when writing • Improve writing by eliminating ambiguities • BONUS: "One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple." –... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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“Writing is a concentrated form of thinking...a young writer sees that with words he can place himself more clearly into the world. Words on a page, that’s all it takes to help him separate himself from the forces around him, streets and people and pressures and feelings. He learns to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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Life can be difficult, and all too often during those times we feel that there’s no way out or that no one is there for us. In the face of such troubles, we can find our energy waning, our desire to struggle onward weakening. Fortunately for authors, though, one practice... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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• On website, text is king, design is queen • Web text demands different kind of writing style • Fresh, original website content is vital • How to improve your web text’s readability Professional Book Editor: Having your novel, short story or nonfiction manuscript proofread or edited before submitting it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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I originally had titled this entry “Ebooks: The Future of Publishing” but after editing changed it to “Ebooks: The Now of Publishing.” My original title might have been accurate in 2010, but since then digital books have come to be a major portion of the book market. They are now... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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When should we write each and every? All too often these words are confused, especially where agreement (ensuring the sentence’s subject and the pronoun referring to it are both singular or both plural) is concerned. Each means an individual object or person. For example, Each quarterback throws the ball a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 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 Oct 31, 2017 at Inventing Reality Editing Service
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• Don’t underserve a character in story • Don’t let characters chew the furniture • Avoid using Mary Sue character type in stories • Keep freeze-frame in story brief, relevant • Develop complex antagonist to maximize conflict • How to create an interesting villain for your story • BONUS: “You... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Inventing Reality Editing Service