Kristin McTiernan The Nonsense-Free Editor

Now that you've written your book and submitted it to a book editor online, you may think the hard part is over. Oh, no my pet. The journey is only beginning. This video takes you through the types of changes your editor makes to your manuscript and helps you not to feel overwhelmed or pressured.

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So you want to write a book? By now you know that writing your book is only the first step. From there, you need to publish your book and, if you're not careful, it could cost you a lot of money. This video tells you how to publish your book (specifically nonfiction like self-help) for absolutely no money.

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Have you ever thought you'd like to be an editor, but thought your resume wasn't right or that you have to live in New York? Well, since it's Christmas, I'm sharing my own very crooked path to becoming a full-time professional editor.

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The racial politics of HBO's Watchmen series took up the majority of the news coverage, but it was its use of third-wave feminism and its casual destruction of gender norms that the writers used to conceal its biggest plot spoilers. This review talks about the controversy and the show itself... and whether or not Wokemen would be a better term for the show.

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Writing a book on finance or business is an appealing choice for nonfiction authors because it is lucrative and popular. This video will show you how to structure a business book, the benefits that come when you write a business book, and some financial writing tips to appeal to your reader.

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Now that you've won Nanowrimo, that is, pounded out a novel in one month, you might think your Nanowrimo book is ready to publish. Let me tell you, it isn't. This video goes over the steps to take on your own, before you hire an editor, and certainly before you publish your book.

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There are many methods of time travel in fiction and you might be surprised to find out not all of them involve machines, technology, or the trappings of scifi. TIme travel historical fiction is experiencing a boom right now, as are comedies. If you're afraid of not selling, your non-scifi time travel book, you might want to tune in.

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Star Wars is often used as the quintissential example of science fiction. But if you examine its elements, it is not. If you are an author who is wondering "what genre is my book?" then you should tune in for this examination of Star Wars genre breakdown and the importance of science vs fantasy when it comes to classifying your book.

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Every wondered how to start writing a self-help book or how to structure a self-help-book? This week, we examine self-help books on Amazon and how you can contribute your work to the bestseller list.

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Christian Nonfiction is the number one bestselling nonfiction genre on Amazon and has been for many years. But not all Christian books are the same. This is a breakdown of the three major categories of Christian nonfiction and a discussion of which one might be right for you.
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Writing a memoir can seem overwhelming. The key is knowing how to outline your memoir to give it the structure of a best-selling novel and the heart only you can provide.

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Wondering about the best book for writing nonfiction? Or the best one for a novelist? As a writer, you need to consistently hone your writing skills by reading books by experts. Here are the best. On my opinion of course.

On Writing by Stephen King: https://amzn.to/2ltlmul
The Artist's Way: https://amzn.to/2mRave3
Anatomy of Story by John Truby: https://amzn.to/2lqOe6s
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott: https://amzn.to/2lrkoyQ
How to Make a Living with Writing by Joanna Penn: https://amzn.to/2lhpEVT

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In addition to mine, you might have been wondering about the best youtube channels for writers to follow. I break down a few of my favorite authors on youtube who provide awesome advice and help me improve my writing.

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All great movies were made with great writing, but this list is of the great movies ABOUT writing and the flawed and funny writers who toil to make their art. The movies are must-watch material for English majors, book lovers, and those who inspire them.

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Watch Stranger Than Fiction, Finding Forrester, Capote, and Sense & Sensibility on Prime Video: https://amzn.to/2NBTosa

Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries: https://amzn.to/2ZGaSG3

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The first step to writing a memoir is getting over your fear of exposure, of rejection. That fear can be crippling. This video provides tips on putting aside your fear so you can write your memoir.

Memoir Handout: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jMv0LDu64LGsgJqvS2GFYuFIiqKGt4LJ/view?usp=sharing

Angela's Ashes: https://amzn.to/2KYcnLF

Marley and Me: https://amzn.to/2ZquVZb

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Research is a required part of writing fiction, even if your story takes place only a few decades ago. Here are suggestions on how to perform your necessary research for your book without breaking the bank... or falling asleep.

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Having an info dump not only hurts your story, it will hurt your wallet as well. Today I share the five ways info dumping will cost an author money.

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This month's reviews are a study in contradictions. One book review that is overtly positive. And one book review that is overtly not. Enjoy :)

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss: https://amzn.to/3185Xil

The Storied Life of AJ Fickry by Gabrielle Zevin: https://amzn.to/2YzbrVN

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Protecting your health while sitting for most of your day is not easy. Work has to get done and your work is at a computer, so you might feel like there's nothing you can do about your physical and emotional health. In this video, I give you steps to take and gear to invest in to safeguard your eyes, your posture, and your emotions while sitting at a computer all day. Don't worry, buying a standing desk is NOT one of the suggestions.

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There are many different reasons for writing a book. And your goals as an author dictate which professional you should hire to get your book to the market. Today's video contains guidance on who needs an editor, a ghostwriter, or a writing coach.
Don't buy more editing than you need: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PO8FgCm9YU&t

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This week I'm reviewing James Patterson's Masterclass. You've heard my glowing praise of Neil Gaiman's class. Now I've taken Patterson's. And I have some thoughts.

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What authors write isn't always what readers want.
Whether you're writing your passion or writing to market, here is a breakdown of the most common genres that come across my desk from indie writers and which of them you should avoid like the plague.

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Part of your self-editing process is to perform a character audit to ensure all of your characters have a purpose and have the right amount of attention given to them. In this video, I use three movies to show examples of character economy done right... or not.

John Truby's The Anatomy of Story: https://amzn.to/2xvUqg9

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This week's vlog is on the difficulty in writing my third book in the Black Magic Series and how I use my new hourly Erin Condren Planner to overcome my natural laziness and addiction to watching YouTube instead of working.

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Stephen King said if you want to be a better writer, you need to do two things: read a lot and write a lot and write a lot.

The Nonsense-Free Editor is all about giving writing and editing advice as well as in-depth story critiques of books, tv, and movies.

I’m an author of time travel and supernatural novels and a full-time editor with more than 12 years of experience shaping up novels of all genres. I’m also a full-fledged nerd with a grudge against the politics-infused laziness that has recently infected sci-fi and fantasy writing across every medium.

So if you want to write more, write better, and get a better idea of which shows are worth your time, tune in here.