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Old 24-03-2018, 17:42   #121
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Wow, that is brilliant for £20. Might have to bookmark that page (or just come back here).
For the kind of sales that I'm getting, I wouldn't dream of paying £200, but £20 is a steal.
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Old 31-03-2018, 09:38   #122
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Just read your article on Wordpress - I typed a big comment but it wouldn't let me post!
Maybe it's because I'm in the US (although I'm not sure why that would make a difference) but luckily I was able to hit the back button and grab the text, so here it is:

Nice article Ed. I'm a software engineer by day, and I often cringe at the amount of stats and numbers that my managers want developers to produce. I think using tools to take a first look at the text is probably a good thing, but from my point of view, I'd be wary about changing too much based on what an algorithm was telling me. I agree about the word blindness comment - my technique for getting around this is having 2 or 3 people read each chapter shortly after it is written. Then, when you get to the big read/edit at the end, whilst it's relatively fresh, you know it's already been through a couple of filters. Best of luck with the new noir novella, and I look forward to reading it.
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Thanks for reading! Not sure why it wouldn't let you comment on the post.

Absolutely - I think trying to eliminate everything that editing software picks up will lead to a very sterile and odd experience. What I like about it, however, is that it makes me look again at my text and think 'can I write this in a different way?'. Sometimes that's yes, and sometimes that's no. Dialogue especially seems to trip it up.
When it goes off to the editor, he'll probably suggest it all gets changed back again It'll be interesting to compare the versions before and after each stage, since I keep them all. That'll probably be a whole different blog post...
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I bought that Donald Trump book recently, and was shocked at the mistakes in it. I'm not really clued up on grammar but spotted four or five glaring errors which should have been picked up. So it's not uncommon, I guess it might be a Kindle thing as people will edit it later
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Playing with some advert ideas...

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Old 13-05-2018, 20:06   #126
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That's good, I like it.

Reminds me of my Dungeons & Dragons days.

Dungeon Master: Congratulations; You've found a ring with 3 wishes.
Me: Great. I wish that my 10th level warrior who died last week was alive.
DM: He's alive, but as he's buried under 6ft of soil, he suffocates within 2 minutes, and is dead again. How about your 2nd wish?
Me: I'll get back to you on that once I've typed my 14-page wish.
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Added a review on goodreads to your first novel
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Pre-ordered Jack Gilmour.
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Will it be available on Prime Lending Library? If so, I'll read it on that then buy a copy, make you a few more pennies
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