Category Archives: Self-Publishing Lessons

Lessons for self-published writers: the good stuff from the traditional point of view, and the good stuff despite the traditional point of view.

Self-Publishing Lessons Part 3: Non-Comma Pauses

Pauses that are not Commas: Asides, semicolons, hyphens, em-dashes, and en-dashes

Before I get to the column on the three types of editing and how to actually use publishing principles in self-publishing, there is one other grammar pet peeve I need to address so I don’t hate myself for leaving you in the dark. It’s about what those bigass letters say directly above this.

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Self-Publishing Lessons Part 2: How to Use a Fucking Comma

Cut Your Editor’s Stress: How to Use a FUCKING COMMA

I didn’t say this originally, but let’s start at the very beginning; a very good place to start. If that takes you back to your grammar school days…all the better. Do yourself and your editor a favor, and think about your comma usage with me.

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Self-Publishing Lessons Part 1: Grammar

New Feature for Self-Publishers—Lesson 1: Callie On Grammar

This is the start of a new blog category and series I’ll be writing in 2017 called Self-Publishing Lessons. The concept of this column is to do something constructive for the self-publishing community. Self-publishers need to appropriate traditional publishing’s few redeeming qualities, and that’s what everything here will be about. That’s what I know, so that’s all I can give. But it’s useful! We’re going to start by having a talk about grammar.

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Traditional Publishing: An Outdated, Dying Establishment

Is Self-Publishing Self-Defeating?

A recent Huffington Post article about traditional publishing vs. self-publishing has riled some feathers.  I’ve got a lot to say, but hopefully I’ll restrain myself from going into pure ‘rant mode.’

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