Hazel Buchanan

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With thanks to those who have gone before

Posted by Hazel Buchanan on 1 February, 2016 at 3:20 Comments comments (58)

It turns out that the problem I was experiencing with inoperative links in my eBook Table of Contents occurred simply because I'm using Microsoft Word on a Mac. Not through choice, I hasten to add. Personally I love Pages, the Mac word processing software. I find it intuitive, user-friendly, accessible - all those wonderful, useful things that so many other word processing apps aren't. But since Word is the popularized, universal platform, I regularly find myself exporting my Pages documents ...

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In the formatting jungle, on the path to despair..

Posted by Hazel Buchanan on 23 January, 2016 at 2:30 Comments comments (29)

I quite like formatting. I know many authors don't, but I guess it appeals to a particular facet of my personality. ('Anal', I hear a close friend of mine suggest.) I'm going to go with 'analytical'. Either way, I've always been prepared to put in the hours to achieve the end result. And it has to be a good one. I don't stop until it is. I wouldn't call the process creative, but it brings its own reward.

Surviving Anna was already formatted when I made the decision to self-p...

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And so the journey begins...

Posted by Hazel Buchanan on 20 January, 2016 at 1:45 Comments comments (13)

As I've already explained elsewhere, I am one of the 'unworthy' ones: one of - possibly a dying breed - of writers who dares to dream of the (nearly) unattainable.

I want to be published.

I am not a former journalist, editor or publisher, my degree was neither in Literature nor in Creative Writing, I haven't even done a prohibitively expensive, six-month, industry-based writing course. In short, I have no 'writing qualifications'. Persona non grata - that's...

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