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  1. Writing fantasy: Choosing a plot, Lesson 1

    One of the most difficult things a person can do when creating a new novel is creating a plot. But there are ways around this. In the last...
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  2. 25 Fantasy Writing Prompts and Story Ideas

    Inspiration is hard to come by! Writing prompts can help you kickstart your writing again, and bring you into new imaginative territory!...
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Part 3 - Getting back to writing after extended pause.

    As work too over my life for a few months and then the home improvement projects took over for few more months, my writing had to wait. In order...
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  12. Part 2 - Discovery writing.

    Before work and life stuff took over my time, I managed to write some more... and then I had to put writing on hold as life demanded I be there.
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  13. Part 1 - Now, what has worked for me? So far so good...

    Realizing and coming to terms with it, that I am a pantser or in other words discovery writer... I have tried and tried to plan my stories but...
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