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  1. Fun with Fonts

    Broadly speaking, general-purpose fonts are divided into two families. Serif fonts. These are fonts like Times New Roman or Garamond which have...
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  2. By the throat ...

    I'm in a bad state, and it's interfering with my writing, and other creative puruits. Did you ever feel like cutting out the broken bits of your...
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  3. Starting to Typeset

    Ah, typesetting. ...also illustration. Typesetting is great fun. The differences between ‘typesetting’ in a word-processor and typesetting in a...
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  4. Staying Sane Throughout

    The error I see most often with other writers is that they assume that the reader knows what they do. This book is a how-to guide of sorts and I...
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  5. Getting an Editor and first Beta-Reader

    Oh boy, this was fun. Proofreading and editing is an expensive service and involves a lot of trust. Anyone can charge you a few hundred to...
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  6. Tips for Using Fiverr

    Things I Learned When Using Fiverr: - The pricing model is a lot more attractive to people who live in countries where the average wage is lower...
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  7. Finding Freelancers on Fiverr

    One of the places I turned to for ‘odd jobs’ that I either didn’t have the skill or the software to do myself was Fiverr. This was such an odd...
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  8. Looking Through The Draft

    Step one, before I even thought about paying anyone to do anything or calling in any favours, was to look over the document myself. It's a short...
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  9. Setting the Scene

    This journal is about the self-publishing process. I spent the first few weeks of lockdown finishing off a non-fiction project. It’s sufficiently...
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  10. Goals, plans, whatnot

    So far a lot of what I've had planned for 2020 has gone to hell in a handbasket, yet strangely I'm still achieving some of my goals. I've spent a...
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  11. Drowning not waving ...

    Long before I found this wonderful community I found myself stumbling on my path to recovery - but it took a long time for me to identify the...
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  12. Woah, back-up there ... please.

    3 months after it crashed I have my PC back - with all files intact. I'm a prolific creator (and not just with writing) plus I'd been slack with...
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  13. It's all a part of the process.

    I was injured at the end of 2016 and sometime after that had my second break-down. It's no exaggeration to say that I barely made it through 2017...
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  14. I'm Sorry...

    Writing, esp poetry, has been a huge part of my recovery.
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  15. Hello from the other side

    I found this lovely community when researching some info for a client (for the book that I was editing). I've finally handed in all of my...
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