Monthly Archives: September 2011

Editing Your Own Book — The Top Ten Tips

Editing your own book can be a stressful and for many writers, a frankly daunting task. At BubbleCow we help writers tackle the problem of editing their own work on a daily basis. Here’s a collection of the top ten

Tools For Writers: 14 Free Alternatives To Microsoft Word

Free Alternatives To Microsoft Word If you are sick of Microsoft Office, or are just not prepared to pay, here’s a lovely list of free word processing solutions. Google Docs: Create basic documents from scratch or start from a template.

Editing Your Own Novel: The Importance Of Self Editing

All writers know that if they are to stand any chance of successfully pitching their book to an agent or publisher, their book needs to be perfect (or as close to perfect, as possible). To do this, a writer must

The Query Letter That Won Me An Agent And A Four Book Deal (And Why It Was So Successful)

In this post I will show you how to write a query letter that is able to convince agents and publishers that your book has the potential to be published. I will also show you how to avoid writing a

How Many Copies Do Novels Sell?

We live in a world dominated by best sellers. A new writer can be forgiven for thinking that the mega-success of writers such as Dan Brown, J. K. Rowling and Stephen King represent to norm. The reality is very different,

Tips to writing a great second draft of your novel

So you have written your first draft and its now time to go back and make it all nice and shiny. Here are a couple of tips to help you get the most out of re-writing and editing the first

What Is The Point Of Writing A Book If You Have No Online Presence?

Let’s face it, in 2011 writers need a strong online presence. In a world where self-publishing is a realistic option, and big publishers are telling us that having an online presence is essential to getting a book deal, writers are

7 Blog Book Tour Companies That Will Arrange Blog Book Tours Just For You

Blog Book Tour Providers Bewitching Book Tours Bewitching Book Tours specialize in paranormal, urban fantasy, and erotica/erotic romance author and book promotion. Prices start at $25 for a 1 week (5/7 stops) to $150 for a month long tour. Blog

Copyediting: 3 things to do before you pay for professional copyediting

Copyediting is an essential part of any writer’s life. Whether you are self-publishing or preparing your book for submission to an agent or publisher, you will at some point, consider employing a professional copyeditor. In this article I use my

How Do I Find An Agent?

One question that I am often asked by writers is, ‘How do I find an agent?’ In this article I will explain how you can use the internet to find a suitable agent, and suggest tactics you can use to