For more years than I care to remember, I've been writing in manuscript format. With its wide margins and double-spacing, I'm quite comfortable with it. So when I found I had to convert that format into the book format that everyone else in the world uses, I have been suffering a learning curve. I've converted two books now into book format from my manuscripts and I'm still suffering from mistakes. It's not natural yet.
So, I documented the process -- mainly for my own use. However, once I had it completed, I decided to add it to my Writer's Resource page on my website.
I wrote a little 1700 word description of converting the manuscript, in manuscript format. I then followed the steps I'd just written and converted it into the 6 x 9 format used by trade paperbacks. It's simple, and real typesetters would be pained to see it, but it does go through the process.
One of these days I'll learn how to do initial raised caps.
Change of Schedule - Henry’s Stories has been on-line and regularly updated for almost two years now, with a mix of new and old stories -- some short and others novel length. ...
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