5 Tips For Catching Errors in your Manuscript

Written by Brent Sampson

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What is your worse fear as a self-publishing writer? For many, it's finding mistakes after publication. Imagine receiving boxes of books fromrepparttar 142194 printer only to discover a glaring typo. After countless hours of editing and revisingrepparttar 142195 document, followed by editing and revisingrepparttar 142196 proof, followed by another blue-line final, how did it get by?

How do you prevent errors before they wind up in your book? No matter what editing procedures you undertake, mistakes happen.

But employing these 5 methods can drastically decreaserepparttar 142197 chances of mistakes finding their way into your published book.

1 - Employ an editing service.

The most common mistakes are minor, for example incorrect word use (their, they're, there) and simple misspellings.

2 - Get a second (and third) set of eyes.

Even if you don't wish to pay a professional, anyone who reviews your document will find mistakes you invariably miss. It's a function ofrepparttar 142198 brain called "cerbrainiumitis." Okay, okay, that term is made-up - butrepparttar 142199 truth is, you're much more familiar with your manuscript than anyone else, and as a result, apt to miss obvious mistakes simply because your eyes glaze over them.

Systematic Poetry Techniques: Part Two

Written by Steve Gillman

What do you do when you want to write poetry? I hope your answer is "I start writing." Even writing a bad poem is better than waiting forrepparttar "right words." You can always throw it away, andrepparttar 141872 process has begun. You'll start to findrepparttar 141873 words sooner than if you just waited. Here are some more ways to get started.

Sing A Poem

Try a little experiment - alone inrepparttar 141874 basement if you must. Describe something, then describe it again, singing instead of talking. You'll noticerepparttar 141875 words you use change. Your sentences will generally be more rythmic. It is also easier to rhyme when you are singing.

Singing comes fromrepparttar 141876 right side ofrepparttar 141877 brain. This isrepparttar 141878 side that handles pattern-recognition. When you sing, you access this part of your brain, and you'll get ideas or patterns of words that are difficult for your analytical left-brain to create. Try it.

Start With Poetic Materials

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