New Projects: How to Write Killer Essays

It has been a long time since I posted, but I have been busy writing. In January, I started a new series of study aids called How to Write a Killer Essay. My first was Macbeth, then I wrote the following: Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew and Othello by Shakespeare and A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. They are now available on Amazon in ebook or print format. I am currently working on Sonnets and The Great Gatsby with plans for The Handmaid’s Tale and Oedipus Rex and Antigone.

I was able to draw on my teaching experience as I worked on the literature; however, getting the formatting internalized was a challenge. I used Kindle Create to make ebooks. While the program is pretty easy to use, I ran into glitches in formatting that forced me to revise and republish. I learned a great deal about technical writing and formatting. With my early books, I had to format my document separately for the print version using MS Word. A two fingered typist at the best with limited experience in all of the technical aspects of formatting, I had a steep learning curve. Now Kindle Create will format an ebook and print version at the same time! Yeah! More time for writing.

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