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How to make an Indie author's day

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Are you looking for a way to pay it forward? Here's a little idea:
Review your indie author's books. 
"But I don't know how to do this."
"I've never written a book review."
"I don't know what to say." "I'm no good at writing!" 

A book review doesn't have to be long and detailed. Sometimes, the short ones are more effective than long, wordy ones. Here's a really short one that I like:

Says it all, doesn't it? In all of its nine words. 
If you like to go in to a bit more detail, you could comment on something that you really liked, or something that stood out to you in the book you're reviewing. About a month ago, I received this review on "Teaching Tori". 

Needless to say, I was very happy when I read it because the reviewer gave specific feedback or examples of what they liked. This is invaluable for me as a writer as it gives me clues as to what works in my writing.
So why don't you go check…

The seven commandments of editing

I hate to admit, but it's almost been a year since I finished the draft of my second novel "Teaching Tom", a stand-alone sequel to "Teaching Tori".

It was about eleven months ago when I first converted the draft from my writing software into a word document. I don't usually do this until I am confident that this is the end of the first draft.
So, that means that I've been editing for eleven months now, which is a bit mind boggling and depressing at the same time. Of course, I haven't just been editing.

Here is what I've done:
1. I've re-read the draft over and over, starting with the intention to edit, but then being sucked into the story (which might be a good sign) and then giving up mid-way because it was too hard to fix up the storyline.
2. When plotlines became unclear, I stopped.
3. Every time I came to a part I didn't like, I highlighted it, leaving it for the next read-through to deal with it.
4. I skipped missing scenes, putting…