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Teaching an Old Editor New Tricks… Scrivener


I love when my clients force me to learn new things as I go along for editing. I am always excited to gain access to new technology, and being able to find a reason to teach myself a new program.  So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you to the phenomenal Author Jennifer Sage and my amazing friend on the air, Pam Stack, of Authors on the Air with Pam Stack for telling me about Scrivener (and introducing me to Jennifer!)

Don’t be afraid to tell your editor about things that make your life easier as a writer. You never know what they might learn !

Now off to read “Take Control of Scrivener”


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Book Bloggers & Reviewers

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I’ve started to collect names of reviewers, with blogs and genre type to put into a spreadsheet. I have found lately, doing a bit of Book PR for Literally PR [ ] that I have a hard time remembering who reviews what genre and where their blogs are located.

I’ve spent some time in the past months making some great social media contacts, including those fabulous talk show hosts at Authors on the Air [ a special hello to Pam Stack of Authors on the Air with Pam Stack, Lucie Dunn of Author Spotlight with Lucie Dunn and Misty Rayburn of the top shelf book publicity and resources ! ] and have decided to ask you, the WordPress-verse, if you are a blogger / book reviewer and you want to be part of the spreadsheet, please leave me your information here.  Once I find a book that matches your genre/s, I’ll be in touch.  You can find me on twitter @BookDoctorDara.

My good friends at @Bibliocrunch run an #indiechat every tuesday night on twitter, and the topics are always fascinating.  @Miral Sattar was kind enough to point me to a list of Indie Reviewers, on The Indie Book Review [].

So, pick your poison.. what’s your pleasure ? Is it murder/ thriller / psychological suspense?  Are you a romantic at heart ? What about steampunk ? Magical Realism ? Paranormal ? Womens’ Fiction? Historical Fiction ? Tell me… what keeps you up at night under the covers with a flashlight?
Under the covers with a flashlight image courtesy of All things fulfilling blog

And for those of you who are authors, and wondering how a blog reviewer can help you, check out Alan Rinzler’s article “Book Bloggers can help sell your book: Tips for authors

Happy Reading and Reviewing!