Category Archives: publishing

There are three choices when preparing to publish. This section deals with traditional publishers

active versus passive writing

I seem to write in the passive tense a lot. Constant revisions help locating these weak sentences. Here is an article that helps identify passive sentences. http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/active-voice-versus-passive-voice

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The three venues for free self-publishing an overview

Here is an overview of the three choices of free self-publishing avenues that we will be detailing over the next month. There are other companies that will publish your book and you will get similar results. These companies offer more … Continue reading

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Who is writing your Book?

From the up coming 3by3 Writing Method – Planning, Writing and Finishing Your Novel Workbook “An amazing thing happens during the process of writing a novel: creativity takes over from your conscious mind.  It can happen that you begin writing … Continue reading

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Great ideas need a plan

From the upcoming The 3by3 Writing Method Planning, Writing and Finishing Your Novel Workbook Inspiration for a book can come from many places. It could be an amazing life experience, an overheard story, a nightmare, a bizarre image that drifts … Continue reading

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Problem- going back and constantly rewriting the first 3 chapters

Many beginning writers constantly rewrite the first three to five chapters of their book. There are a few reasons for this malady. 1 – The enthusiastic writer had a “great idea,” but did not plan to the middle or end … Continue reading

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Revisions bring your story to life!

No one throws 80,000 to 100,000 words into a computer and then suddenly comes up with a bestseller. No one writes a book in ninety days. No one writes one version of a book and never changes a word, plot, … Continue reading

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What about rewriting earlier chapters before the current draft is finished?

One of the “rules” of the 3by3 Writing Method is not to retreat and revise until the draft is finished. On the other hand, many writers start off on their journey in one direction and find that their book has … Continue reading

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Should an author hire an editor for their manuscript?

The 3by3 Writing Method is a process to get an author to plan, complete and publish their book. With today’s technology it is very inexpensive to self-publish, however the 3by3 Writing Method supports the attempt to get a writer’s work … Continue reading

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