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The Book Builder's Blog

On The Book Builder’s Blog, C. D. Tavenor discusses the art of crafting novels, from the very beginning concepts that form stories to the editorial processes involved prior to publishing. The blog goes beyond just storysmithing; it considers all the pieces necessary to construct a complete book!

Designing Your Book Cover: Lessons from the Chronicles of Theren!

I’m sure many of you know it’s hard to find a quality book cover, especially a quality cover designer! For Chronicles of Theren, I worked with Violeta Nedkova, an artist I highly recommend. With her permission, the Book Builder’s Blog is going to discuss my experience working with her. More importantly, I hope it will help you think closely about what you want out of your book covers, and what you want out of your book cover designer!

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Join the Indie Author Collection Initiative!

Join the Indie Author Collection Initiative! It’s going to take a lot of work, it’s going to require more people than just me to act as leads, and we’re going to need to figure out a lot of logistics for distribution of royalties, but if we succeed, collectively we can all find new readers, expand name recognition, and increase our sales.

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Guest Blog: Into the History Pages

Hi there, I'm Victorique and I mostly write historical fiction. Research in historical fiction is synonymous with the genre. If you want to write in this genre, you’ll spend a lot of your time reading. Whether it is before you write a word in your WIP or after, you’ll spend a lot of time looking things up. And a rule of mine is, if you aren't sure, don't assume, investigate, and ask around if you know any experts.

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To Edit, or Not to Edit?

When is your manuscript ready to sit in front of the eyes of an editor? I know what you’re thinking. C. D. Tavenor. You get emotional when asking that question? Of course! Don’t you? All right, maybe it’s not obvious. Let me explain.

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