Benefits of DIY

For me writing is a journey. If I am going to take my writing seriously I want to learn how to do everything. That includes formatting and editing.

I learned something new in Microsoft Word thus week. Word has drop caps? What! I didn’t know you could do such a thing. Drop caps are something that I would like to include at the beginning of my Chapters, so I was quite happy when I learned this.

Intersting thing I learned, the Table of contents are not really needed in fiction books, however some Authors include them. I never really thought about this at all before writing my own book. Then I realized, I have really never looked at a table of contents when reading, if a fiction book included them. Most of the fiction books I have read do not have one, unless they are formatted for Kindle.

The great thing about learning to format my own book is that I pay attention to how others format their books as I am reading them. I also have been more cognizant of the structure that others use, in which to tell their stories.

I can now appricate all the work that goes into creating a book. I have also become a more observant reader because of this experience, thus far. 

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