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Dec 18

Destiny by Andrea Buginsky Virtual Book Tour

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Today I’m hosting Day 3 of a 5-day virtual tour, sponsored by the National Writing for Children Center, for Andrea Buginsky’s new book, Destiny.  Read on to learn more about the book and the author and get some writing tips.

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About the Book

Constantly teased and taunted by the popular girls, Elena Baxter desperately wants to fit in. On her sweet sixteenth, she receives two shocking gifts: telekinesis and the surprising truth about her heritage. With high hopes that things will be different now, Elena returns to school to find that nothing has changed. Only this time her hurt feelings and frustration boil into something even she cannot understand. When her powers explode, chaos ensues and she learns that her new ability is greater than she ever desired. As she learns to control her powers, Elena discovers there’s so much more to her heritage than she ever imagined.

Andrea Buginsky writing

About Andrea Buginsky

Andrea Buginsky is a freelance writer and author. “The Chosen,” a middle-grade fantasy novelette, was her first book, and was followed by “My Open Heart,” an autobiography about growing up with heart disease. “Nature’s Unbalance” is the second story in THE CHOSEN series. Andrea is currently working on NEW AVALON, a YA fantasy series. Book 1, Destiny, is available on Amazon.

 

Writing Tips from Author Andrea Buginsky

I’ve been writing children’s books for a few years now, and have learned a lot about the process. I got on board just as eBooks were making a big headway, and am so glad I did. I love eBooks, and have tons of them on my Kindle. When I decided to start self-publishing, I was happy to find how easy it was to publish my own eBooks. It does take time and patience, but it’s so worth it in the end. Here’s what I’ve learned about preparing your book for ePublishing.

1. Edit, edit, edit. I can’t stress this enough. Continue editing your book until you’re so sick of it, you don’t want to look at it any more. Then edit it again.

2. Proofread. Even though you’re done editing, you still want to proofread to be sure you didn’t miss anything that your readers will point out and leave comments on in their reviews.

3. Use several beta readers. Choose people you know will give you their honest opinions of not only your writing, but the story itself. Is it missing anything? Are there any holes? Did you misspell a character’s name somewhere? All of the little details are just as important to catch as much as the big ones.

4. Prepare your document. Depending on what ePublishing company you’re going with, you’ll have to set your manuscript up to meet their guidelines. I’ve learned that if you prepare your doc properly from the beginning, you’ll save yourself a lot of time. Set your tabs instead of using hard tabs, use the Page Break button instead of a hard return, start new chapters on odd pages, and add a few blank pages to the end.

5. When preparing your document, make sure to include the front and back pages too. These include your title page, dedication, About the Author, and acknowledgements.

By preparing your manuscript properly early on, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and aggravation when it’s time to publish it.

 

Destiny is available online at www.amazon.com

Find out more about Andrea Buginsky at www.andreabuginsky.com

Follow Day 4 of Andrea’s tour tomorrow at  http://mayrassecretbookcase.blogspot.com

 

 

 

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    Andrea Buginsky

    Thank you for hosting me on my tour 🙂

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