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A good story features interesting characters

Some people believe there are 5 main elements of story writing; others think there are 7. The first 5 elements of good story writing are character, the setting, the plot, conflict or antagonists, and resolution. The other 2 elements are theme … Continue reading

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Books available online

Robin Sees a Monster, Shirl the Squirrel Rises to New Heights, Tragedy on the Twenty, and Preserving Smithville books are available at Natural Abilities, 197 Griffin Street in Smithville. Robin Sees a Monster is available in hardcover, softcover, or Kindle from Ingram or Amazon. … Continue reading

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Can you name 5 ways to get your book published?

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Can you name 5 ways to get your book published?

By Barbara A. Fanson, author, graphic designer Most people can name the two most common methods for publishing a book: traditional publishing and self-publishing. But, I have published over 30 books in five different ways. If you’ve written a story that … Continue reading

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What is the difference between a brochure and a flyer?

The short answer: a brochure is landscaped and folded into panels. A flyer is a portrait sheet of paper that is usually printed on one side only and not folded. A flyer is a single, unfolded printed sheet that is … Continue reading

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Vector Drawings versus Raster Graphics

  There are 2 types of drawing programs on computers: vector or raster. Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and CorelDraw are vector drawing programs, which can be enlarged, and they maintain their shape. Adobe Photoshop, CorelPaint, and SuperPaint are raster graphics, which … Continue reading

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Pantone’s colour of the year: Greenery

Load the new colours of the year into your Adobe programs. Continue reading

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Use contractions for “friendlier” writing

Contractions are shortened forms of words and phrases. Let’s is the contracted form of let us. An apostrophe is used in place of all omitted letters. Contractions—such as “don’t” instead of “do not”—can make writing and speech sound friendlier. Contractions … Continue reading

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Important Dates for Authors and Bookstores

Here is Barbara Fanson’s list of special dates in 2016 to include in your promotions. Please note that three of them have not posted new dates for 2016, so get the news as we do. Follow our blog: SterlingEd Jan. … Continue reading

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How many errors can you spot?

This paragraph was written with several intentionel mistakes to see how many my word processor will spot and to test some free online programs.   Some times I type to fast and put three spaces after a period, that effects my … Continue reading

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