Category Archives: Writing Process

PUBLISHING DIARY: Why editing in the Kindle application is effective…

PUBLISHING DIARY: Why editing in the Kindle application is effective… (Status: editing ch 7…)  I was purposely very exact in my title for this post.  I did NOT say editing on the Kindle platform is effective.  That is because, to date, I’ve … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Awesomely editing awesome awesomeness!

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Awesomely editing awesome awesomeness!  (Status: editing chapter 4)  This post is going to be a little self-indicting because, as the title suggests, I don’t always like what I find when I’m editing.  I am very grateful there is … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Clearing the way, finishing book 10!

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Clearing the way, finishing book 10!  Yep, you read that right!  I have just finished the manuscript for Beyond: Ascension, the 3rd book in the Beyond series and the 10th I’ve written to date!  That’s why the “PUBLISHING DIARY” has … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: The eBooks are out to the editors!

PUBLISHING DIARY:  The eBooks are out to the editors!  Consequently, that also means that the eBook is ready for me to edit!  So… I have reclaimed one of the tablets in the house and loaded everything up.  Also, I have … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Converting to Audio and E-Book

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Converting to Audio and E-Book Enabling effective editing for me and for my gracious editors requires two steps – converting the manuscript to both a machine-read MP3 version and to a Kindle eBook. Now, for the first task, … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Cover Mock Up!

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Cover Mock Up!   Okay, so here’s the honest confession – I’m not a visual artist, duh.  However, over time I’ve developed a few skills with some visual editing programs (and I’ve had some great tutors – Kat Miller for … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Beyond Book 2 from Manuscript to Published

Ever wonder what it takes to actually publish a book from a completed manuscript to end product?  Well, I haven’t completely cataloged the process (which I warn you is about two months long), but it could be pretty helpful for … Continue reading

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More questions from a reader of “The Fallen” answered!

Here are some more questions brought up by another reader of The Fallen. Question:  While he liked the story, overall, he felt it a bit too surrealistic that the creator religion would be so widely accepted by most Thurians without a … Continue reading

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Like the books and stories? Want to help? Leave a great review! It’s FREE!

Like the books and stories, and want to help?  Leave a great review at Amazon.com or Audible.com!  It’s free, and it is very helpful.  Why?  We live in a review-driven economy!  Maybe this genre is new to someone, and they’re uncertain – your … Continue reading

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There’s a new story for you to read in the Thurian Saga (and it’s free!)!

Whew!  There’s a new story – Family Gathering – posted in its entirety for your reading enjoyment at the website of the Thurian Saga! (www.jamestoddlewis.com) Thanks again to Kat Miller for the illustration and the section and chapter breaks. When the events … Continue reading

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