Guide To Self-Publishing: Being Superficial

a beginner's guide to self publishing part 3

This post continues from a previous one: Beginner’s Guide To Self-Publishing: Making a Book   “I have a photo that would make a really great book cover!” No you don’t. If you’re not a professional photographer, or have professional level skill, no you don’t. Don’t take your cute photo, type on the title and upload […]

A Writing Exercise – “Alone In The Club”

Alex Clermont a writes show dont tell a writing exercise

In an effort to follow my own advice, I’ve been trying to control my tendency to show and not tell when I write my little stories. As with most things it’s easier said than done. It’s easier to say, “John felt miserable,” then show, “John’s eyes began to well up.” I’m tired and I wanna write the […]

Open mic @ Q.E.D.

Alex Clermont Writes QeD Open Mic Astoria Queens

I’ve heard good things about the Q.E.D. Show Room’s open mic. Haven’t been there but plan to go soon. It’s in Astoria, Queens and hopefully close to where you are. You should come!

3 Things To Look For When Self-Editing: Part 1

Alex Clermont Writes 3 things to help you self edit

I’m not that great at self-editing; I’m no good at copy editing my own writing; although I freelance as a proof reader, when I look at my own writing, spelling and grammar mistakes pass me like water through a sieve. These skills are really important, so if you have the same issues you can either […]