How to write a garden

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You love gardens. You have always loved gardens. You have appreciated the gardens of others since you were a child. You daydream about gardens at

How to handle rejection

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Cursing, Crockery and Cream Buns How to Handle Rejection   SUPER SAGE Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul,

A simple video post

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Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making

Standard Blog Post

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Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making

Jail Time, Poo, and Writing

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Just let me say, I have never even scraped my knuckles with the law before. However, lately going to jail doesn’t sound like such a

Embrace the journey

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Good writing is when a turning mixture of ideas are laid to a page word by word. It’s as if you’re a mason builder, using

Good Writing Is…

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The concept of good writing is determined by an individual’s standards. There is no universal key elements or literary devices that makes writing good. For

Writing is Liquid

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Writing is whatever writing is to you. It’s impossible to pinpoint what writing is because writing is everything. To some people writing is biochemical laboratory

We’re just getting started!

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Although we’ve been editing books for years, Book Butchers is a new book editing service focused on meeting authors’ needs. We should be open for

Work with us!

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We are setting Book Butchers up as a premium book editing service and we want to become the #1 site for brain-defying brilliance and genius

 

Most people think writing a book happens in just two stages: the rough draft the final polish I’ve actually had disagreements with successful author friends about which part of this is the most valuable – you can outsource the rough writing part and fine tune it; or you can rough draft it and pay for editing. But an editor will rarely make the significant changes necessary to pull a real

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We’ve used our decades of experience working with authors to set up a system that makes it easy for you to find the right editor for your job, and 95% of our clients are thrilled with our work. To make sure we can satisfy your needs, please make sure you understand and agree to our process, which is as follows: Submitting a Sample You can submit a sample on the homepage and

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Editing is the most crucial part in turning out any written work. Experienced writers opine that editing may even be more important than writing. Whilst writing is an unbundling of thoughts, memories, imaginations and ideas, editing, on the other hand, organizes these thoughts streamlining them for the third eye. Without editing, those words on paper will continue to remain meaningless. This is what makes the role of the editor so

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Okay, so you have read 1502 ‘how to’ books on writing. All of them say the same thing and you still don’t get it. Everyone has an easy, fast, economical way to become the next best seller. Didn’t work, did it? I understand, I really do. I have read those same books, too. But, I found one thing they missed. Every one of them missed the most important thing about

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I made a short video course talking about book editing, self-editing, choosing an editor and the editing process. These are some of the things I’ve learned after working in publishing for a decade and helping hundreds of authors be successful. None of these videos is about why you should choose Book Butchers – in fact I urge you to self-edit first and talking about why paying for book editing may

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A guided zombie adventure of the most common grammatical mistakes in English English has a lot of rules. Sometimes they can be tricky. So we’ve taken the top 25 most abused grammatical rules and woven them into a zombie narrative. Enjoy! 1. The use of “who” and “whom” Who – subjective pronoun, like “he,” “she,” “it” – acts as a subject. Whom – objective pronoun, like “him,” “her” “us” The

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You probably have someone smug in your life who corrects your grammar and catches your typos. Or maybe that’s you, and you need to broadcast your grammatical superiority. Either way, here are a bunch of fun mugs, Tshirts and other things with writing and grammar related themes. Join the contest: if you win, you can choose any of the following. Gifts for Grammar Police (giveaway)   “I have my red pen

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Insecurity is a common problem among authors. How do you know whether the book is good enough yet? What if people hate it? New authors tend to compare their efforts against well-known writers and literary masterpieces, but keep in mind, even famous authors had their doubts. Here are some of them.   JG Ballard and The Wind from Nowhere British New Wave SF writer J.G. Ballard, who wrote the (in)famous

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I’m going to be making graphics for each individual rule, plus a big poster of them all. (Also… a zombie version!). For now, here are the common things most people screw up. Even if you know these rules, your brain does funny things when you’re tired or not paying attention; so self-edit and make sure you catch them all.   The use of “who” and “whom” Who – subjective pronoun, like

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Collectively, Book Butchers edit almost one hundred books a year, and we have decades of book editing experience. But more and more frequently, good editors are becoming “writing coaches” for authors who have never taken the time to learn how to tell a great story.   If you’ve never studied the craft – plot, dialog, pacing, story structure, tension and character description, etc. – we’re going to spend the majority

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