Tag: Scott McCormick
This is the sixth entry in a series in which I detail the entire experience of self publishing my book. The goal is to offer tips and strategies so you can learn from my successes and mistakes. This week: cover design and interior formatting.
This post, the third in my ongoing series about my self-publishing experience, is a deep dive into the process of book editing. But let me cut to the chase: You need to hire a professional to edit your book.
This is the second part of a 10-part series in which I detail the entire experience of self publishing my book. The goal is to offer tips and strategies so you can learn from my successes and mistakes. This week: marketing.
Published author and regular BookBaby Blog contributor Scott McCormick is embarking on a new publishing effort — a self-published book. In this 10-part series, he'll chronicle the process, from initial call to the execution of the marketing plan, to give our readers insight into the self-publishing process.
There’s this cult of the opening sentence, as if crafting a perfect first line is the key to writing a best-selling novel. Here's my take: it isn't.
When writing your next villain, give him or her as detailed a backstory as your protagonist. TV's Buffy and Firefly provide some great examples of well-developed, three-dimensional villains to use as inspiration.