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Your Author Website Could Be Killing Your Book Sales

by Anita Stratos, Proof Positive Editor So you’ve given your new book as much social media play as you possibly can. Your efforts have resulted in a nice, steady uptick in visitors to your author website, which is just what … Continue reading

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Superfluous Verbiage and Unnecessary Words

by Anita Stratos, Proof Positive Editor Did you trip over the title of this post? Did you have to read it twice? If so, that’s because both phrases, “superfluous verbiage” and “unnecessary words”, mean the same thing, but your mind was … Continue reading

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Go That Extra Mile!

by Anita Stratos, Proof Positive Editor Your book is edited, polished, published, and out there for the world to enjoy. You’ve got it listed on Amazon, its beautiful cover (that you agonized over getting just right) beckoning readers with its … Continue reading

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Writing Groups Are Great, But…

Writing groups are great – there’s nothing better than spending time with people who have the same desire to write as you do and understand the writing life. Everyone brings something new to the table, whether it’s an opinion, something … Continue reading

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Intention vs. Reality in Writing

“But Your Honor, I intended to help that little old lady across the street. Her purse handle just happened to loop over my arm, and I didn’t realize it was there until I was several blocks away and that cop … Continue reading

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Calling All Critiques: Third Week Wrap-Up

Thank you to everyone who has participated so far in Calling All Critiques, whether you were a submitting author or a critiquer or just stopped by the blogs to see what was going on. Second Week Visiting Winner The second … Continue reading

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Calling All Critiques: Entry #8

Thank you to everyone who has shared their work for us to critique! We hope that our feedback is useful. Also, please note that we still have spots open. Submit your first 500 words to Critiques@Saboviec.com for inclusion in this … Continue reading

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Calling All Critiques: Introducing Your Hosts

As I posted on Monday, Proof Positive is part of the upcoming Calling All Critiques cross-blog event. Today’s post is to introduce the bloggers who will be participating, critiquing, and calling everyone they know to help support those brave souls who … Continue reading

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BEA Synopsis Special!

With Book Expo America coming up May  29-31, you’ll want to have your synopsis ready to hand out to literary agents during your pitch. Proof Positive is offering a $1 per page synopsis proofreading special from April 16 through May … Continue reading

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Proof Positive’s One-Year Anniversary!

THANK YOU to all the authors who made Proof Positive a huge success in its fledgling year! You will be seeing some great changes in 2014 when the business expands and upgrades to add more services, including editing articles, resumes, video game … Continue reading

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