Last week, I talked about the importance of a clean manuscript, and why it’s a business asset. Today, I’m sharing the first hands-on video of three.
I’ll show you how to use the paragraph settings of your word processing program, as well as how to add page breaks.
Both are incredibly important for a clean manuscript, and not doing it this way will cause all kinds of trouble in ebook creation. And if you pay someone to format your books, it will drive that person batty – and cost you more.
In the video, I use LibreOffice Writer, so don’t be surprised if it doesn’t look quite like what you might be used to. The concept is still similar in MS Word, and I believe you can find the settings there. (Actually, mastering those is part of learning your craft. Just sayin’)
So here you go, take a look at how to do it like a pro.
That’s doable, isn’t it?
I know, it’s probably not what you’re used to, and it’s annoying to change a habit. But you could set up a template with all those settings already perfectly chosen, and it’ll be really easy. (Do you need a video on how to set up a template? Let me know!)
If you find this difficult to adapt to, use some EFT tapping to release that resistance.
That’s the trick to make change easier!
More on craft next week.
Part 1: Why You Should Create a Clean Manuscript
Part 3: The Pitfalls of Quotation Marks in a Manuscript
Part 4: The Power of Styles