Getting Closer (To Publishing)

If you only had five keywords to describe your latest creation, what would they be?

I am now another step closer to being an author.

Edit: It’s out! Get “What’s at the End of Your Nose?” today.

I have all my formatted files back. CreateSpace is sniffing them out. In the meantime, I have entered the world of Price Points and Royalties, of acronyms that are suddenly very important to know, and most dauntingly, trying to find the exact right keywords (only five!) to describe my book.

Keywords fortunately include keyword phrases. I am trying not to dwell on the ones I chose to leave out.

In the meantime, here is another exceedingly low-res & copyright-plastered version of one of the pictures from my upcoming book, “What’s at the End of Your Nose?”:


© 2016 Becky Benishek and Kelly Cline for “What’s at the End of Your Nose?”

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To All the Writers…Get an Editor!

If you’re in the middle of writing, wishing you were in the middle of writing, or fast approaching a Budding State of Hopefulness because you’re about to send your baby out to an agent or publishing house—

—a good editor can quite literally make the difference between “almost there” and “oh my goodness, this is exactly what I meant.” Someone who doesn’t just check for grammar and spelling, but for sense. Someone who can tap into your cadence and flow. Someone who can switch in that one perfect word that reveals so clearly what you’re trying to say.

I found mine on Fiverr and I could not be happier. Check it out with this referral link for a free gig.!

All writers need editors. Even editors need editors. And that’s the way it should be!


This guy checked it out and couldn’t be happier himself.

Why You Should Try Fiverr

I know it’s a holiday weekend, but I’ve found myself more inspired than I have been lately.

Re-inspired, I should say.


No, not this Fiver.

I’ve got a bunch of stories that make me a writer, but I don’t have anything that makes me an author, even though I do very much count this academic piece published in a journal (reprinted here for your ease and edification).

What I’m doing now is something different: Children’s stories! I’ve got adult stories, too, but these have been back-burnering for long enough.

It should be a cliche by now that all writers need editors. Some of us like to think we don’t, but we do. That extra brain behind someone else’s eyeballs can make all the difference between something you want to read and something everyone will want to read.

I may be exaggerating a tad, but the sentiment remains.

And so I turned to Fiverr. Among many other services, you’ll find people wanting to edit your words, starting at $5 per 1000!

And so far, my experience has been superb. 100% on the first try! I am going back for a second as we speak.

I can also recommend the editor I picked after doing some careful research into what I needed and what was offered.

And I am seriously thinking about partnering up with someone to explore self-publishing.

Want to try it yourself? This referral link says you’ll get a “free Gig.”