ART 65 #5: It’s time

It’s time—I will be taking down the draft I posted the link for later today. If you downloaded a copy and have any feedback, please e-mail me. Be sure to include your name as you would like it to appear in the acknowledgments. Thanks! (1 April 2017)

ART 65 #4

  Yeah, I can’t help messing with the current draft, even before any feedback (if any) comes my way. Today’s revisions involved adding an Acknowledgments section, deleting a couple of poems, making a few small edits here and there, and revising the section with all the short poems so that there are two to a page [...]

ART 65 #3

I have now lost count of my drafts of This Is Not the Book That Will Save Your Life. I am leaving up the draft I posted the link to a couple of days ago, but I have already made a couple of changes—replaced one or two poems, added another one, fixed a typo. In the meantime, I [...]

ART 65 #2

I am now on my third rough draft of This Is Not the Book That Will Save Your Life.   Over the last few days, between adjusting to Daylight Saving Time, birthday stuff, and general running about, I have gone through a couple more drafts—rearranging the order the poems in some sections, making a few [...]

Here we go again…

I have started work on my next collection of poems, This Is Not the Book That Will Save Your Life. Yesterday, I spent the afternoon (and a little bit of the evening) copying and pasting from Word into InDesign. (InDesign is still misbehaving from time to time under MacOS Sierra, but I can still get stuff [...]

A Brief Guide to Preparing Your Book for Self-Publishing

A lot of writers who self-publish take the do-it-yourself (DIY) approach. Often, this is not so much a choice as it is a necessity: putting together a book can be very expensive—potentially thousands of dollars. Doing as much yourself as possible can go a long way toward keeping costs down. The downsides to the DIY [...]