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Vincent M. Wales

U.S.
Available
I am a speculative fiction novelist (fantasy, science fiction, and so on). While I may be able to answer questions on non-fiction, my specialty is fiction. Please keep that in mind when asking questions.

Jannie Balliett

U.S.
Available
I am a published writer, Chief Editor and own A1 Editorial Service. I teach writing, specializing in novel writing, and creative writing. I can answer most any question concerning writing a book, plot and characterization, tighten the prose, and the editing process, and help advise with publishing and the requirements of obtaining a literary agent.

Bobbie Christmas

U.S.
Available
Book Doctor Bobbie Christmas owns Zebra Communications, a book-editing firm in metro Atlanta. She not only edits books, she also helps writers power up their prose to increase their chances of success. She is the author of Write In Style (Union Square Publishing), a creative-writing guide that won three awards.

Dorothy K Morris

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions about writing fiction, creating characters and re-writing. I cannot answer homework questions.

Sue Viders

U.S.
Available
I can answer various questions about how to create characters for fiction writers.

Wayne Groner

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions on all aspects of writing memoirs, biographies, family histories, and corporate histories including handling sensitive issues, interviewing, editing, self-publishing, and setting up a business as a memoir writer.

Johnathan Clayborn

U.S.
Available
I can answer a broad range of questions about both academic and creative writing. I can answer questions about APA format, research and references, essay structure and more. I am particularly helpful in the areas of character development, storyline development, etc. and I can provide authors with an array of tools to help them organize their work.

Sandy McCutcheon

Morocco
Available
Author of 22 plays, 12 bestselling thrillers, a memoir and children's fiction.I can work with people on the process of writing, what to expect and ask for from an editor. How to work with the publisher`s marketing and publicity people. And how to survive book launches and publicity tours!

Richard Seltzer

Available
I prefer questions that directly relate to my current areas of interest: historical works and historical fiction dealing with Russia and Ethiopia around 1900.

Rhonda Campbell

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions on how to get published in magazines and newspapers; how to market your own books; how to earn a living writing; how to write press releases; how to find a good editor; how to edit your own books; finding a good printer; finding a good book illustrator; doing your taxes as a freelance writer. Questions I can't answer include specifics around working with a print on demand publisher

Nori J. Muster

U.S.
Available
Writing and publishing books, including e-books.

Susan Rand

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions about the elements of fiction and non-fiction writing: how to get started, writing techniques, re-writing, etc. I will NOT write for you, do critiques except from my website at http://pygmypress.com, or give you ideas. I will not answer home-or-schoolwork questions in any category. If English is your second language, please say so, and I will make an exception. Please submit no more than one or two questions at once, as I tend to go into detail in my answers.

Catherine Van Herrin

U.S.
On Vacation
returns 12/31/2016
I am an American-born, native English speaker with a BA in English and more than 26 years of professional editing, writing, and proofreading experience. I have edited several books and book-length manuscripts. References and titles available upon request.

For further work or assistance with larger projects, see my profile here, with 190 excellent reviews: WordChannel Professional Reviews, Ratings

I can use British-English or American-English, and I am very familiar with Chicago and AP style.

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2016-11-30 Is this a book idea or not...:

Dear Lance:    I've thought long and hard about this set of questions before I sat down to respond.     First, the unifying element (not theory) that ties all those things together is simply that in one

2016-10-02 writing fiction:

Hi Liz,  Sorry about the delay in my reply, but I have been travelling in Morocco in areas with no WiFi.     The best advice I can give is to simply write the story without worrying about the layout. To

2016-10-02 writing layout:

Hi Liz,      Congratulations on writing your book!    As far as the page layout, if you're creating a draft of your manuscript - Times New Roman 12 pitch is an often used font. For margins, 1 inch at the

2016-10-02 general writing layout:

Congratulations, Liz, on starting the process correctly by creating the book in standard manuscript format.     Standard manuscript format calls twelve-point type, usually Times New Roman or Courier New

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