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Krystal Craiker

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Krystal N. Craiker is the Writing Pirate, an indie author and freelance writer who sails the seven Internet seas, breaking tropes and bending genres. She has a background in anthropology and education which bring fresh perspectives to new adult genre fiction. When she’s not daydreaming about her next book or article, you can find her cooking gourmet gluten-free cuisine, laughing at memes, and playing board games. Krystal lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband Michael and two dogs, Darwin and Franklin. Check out her website and follow her on Instagram.
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Root Out These Five Writing Mistakes Before You Publish

Self-editing a piece slated for publishing goes beyond spell-checking your work. These writing mistakes should also be addressed to ensure your writing is clear, vibrant, and effective.

Getting Your Manuscript Ready For An Editor

You may have typed "the end" on the last page of your manuscript, but it's not ready to be sent to your editor. These nine steps will help clarify what you need to do before you ship your book off for editing.

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